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Mouth ulcer agony! Any advice!

(15 Posts)
CountessVonKnackerstein Wed 10-Nov-10 19:58:11

Have one on side of my mouth, been to dentists and she said it's 7mm in diameter!
She's advised to rinse with warm salty water, well I just tried that and I have truly never had pain like that, totally awful. She did say this salty water would help it heal but I think I'll stick with the bonjela.

Any other advice?

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 10-Nov-10 20:00:46

The salt water thing does work, but it is a bit kill or cure. Mouth ulcers are horrible, I feel your pain!

MiasmARGGG Wed 10-Nov-10 20:01:42

I feel your pain I'm suffering at the moment too

Adult bonjella, anbusol, corsodyl, paracetamol, and alcohol are taking the edge off it.

I tried one of those snappy cotton but things but it didn't work for me (£5.99 too!!)

CountessVonKnackerstein Wed 10-Nov-10 20:19:32

I've tried a snappy cotton bud thing, that bloody hurts doesn't it! You have to get the angle just right don't you.
My brother used to put surgical spirit on his!

bellylaugh Wed 10-Nov-10 20:21:24

I tired the new Igloo ulcer treatment when my DS had one a while ago. It creates a seal over the ulcer and seemed to heal it quickly.

I have also used it and although it feels a bit wierd in your mouth when it dries, mine was gone quickly.

MiasmARGGG Wed 10-Nov-10 20:23:12

I read on the internet that some ulcers can last for 3 weeks.

Depressing thought

KatyMac Wed 10-Nov-10 20:29:56

Hot salt water is the only thing that works

You need to do it quite often but it is really effective

I had an ulcer that went from one side of my mouth to the other - right across my lips

CountessVonKnackerstein Wed 10-Nov-10 20:39:16

Ooh KatyMac that must have been awful! Do you find anything triggers them?

noddyholder Wed 10-Nov-10 20:41:38

my dp gets these Igloo is good as is salt water and if desperate he dips a cotton bud in tea tree and literally touches the ulcer with it just before bed usually works Miserable though.Get well soon.

KatyMac Wed 10-Nov-10 20:43:50

Hardly had any since I gave birth

However from puberty til then they were fairly constant

I had antibiotics & even steroids for them quite often

CountessVonKnackerstein Wed 10-Nov-10 22:16:48

Ooh I've got tea tree oil....I might try that tonight.

Thank you everybody.

JJJ1978 Sat 03-Mar-18 08:09:54

My 15 year old daughter has suffered with these horrendous mouth ulcers for a few years now. Every other month she would get multiple huge ulcers which would spread on her tongue, cheeks and lips. She could not speak, sleep or eat and would often have to stay off school for up to a fortnight at a time until they healed. She was in agony! Neither her GP nor Dentist could find a reason for them. I have studied various articles and read that steroids help. Eventually after a particularly nasty bout of 12 ulcers and a lot of arguing, her GP has agreed to give her a steroid mouth rinse which she has now used 4 times (1 day). We have woke this morning to a miracle. No bleeding, swollen puss filled mouth! I am amazed and wish I had fought for this years ago and saved her from years of misery. Anyone suffering, like my daughter, please do not take no for an answer from your GP. This really works!

Footdrama Sat 03-Mar-18 16:24:48

Effervescent vitamin c - wash around your mouth slowly. My mum was given this when she had awful ones in hospital.

butterfly198615 Mon 05-Mar-18 01:33:28

I used to suffer with them alot and had a few that were so painful I could barely speak.
The only thing that worked for mine was oraldene but they don't sell it anywhere anymore. I also use Abesol as it numbs it for a while, pound land do it it's called sore mouth gel in there and it's way cheaper. bonjela stings like a bitch or it use to years ago I stopped using it as it made my ulcers worse. Salt water rinses didn't work for me. I went for Listerine blue or green and found it helped with the pain. Also ibuprofen and paracetamol take the edge off too. Also Not sure if they still do them bit superdrug do mouth ulcer pastilles there good but don't taste very nice, soothes the pain a little.
Hope it goes soon I had one for almost 6 weeks .

Snoopyokay Mon 05-Mar-18 06:38:31

Hope it is gone for you soon. They make you feel truly miserable. I have suffered for so many years with them! Used to keep a tiny bottle of vodka in my work drawer and swish it around my mouth to numb the pain as it was so bad.
Also tried the steriod moutwash but for me it is hormonal so now take large dose of folic acid which helps.

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