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I have had mouth ulcers which have recurred for 3-8 years. At least once I had low white blood cells but the rest were "one of those things". Those times DH ended up cooking tea for me in bed which I really struggled to eat.
Today, here we are again, I noticed them around 4am, now have a long sore area on my upper left lip, and not sure what will help the symptoms, some sore of bonjela? Since they stopped making adcortyl dissolvable tablets I'm really unsure what to use. I need to go to work tomorrow, preferably comfortably!!! I'm a healthcare worker so I really need to be the best I can be. Can anyone help???
Try this. It's awesome. It's pricey and absolutely stings like mad when you first apply but it nearly completely numbs the ulcer and you don't even know its there. No re-application needed, and I just put on a bit of bonjela before eating if it's particuarly horrible big ulcer just in case. I don't think you can get it in shops anymore, I always use amazon now.
I get lots of painful mouth ulcers too,you have my sympathy, they are nasty. I agree with pompster, Oralmedic is what I use now too. Hells bell does it sting when you first put it on, but it's worth it for the relief that follows. I also use salt if I haven't got any Oralmedic in, again, stings like hell but it does numb quickly.
We use denture fixative over painful ulcers. Use a cotton bud to apply. It forms a temp cover over them making it easier to eat and drink. Used to prescribe Adcortyl in orobase but it's no longer manufactured. It was basically steroid in denture fixative and I suspect the fixative bit gave more relief then the steroid. Also Peroxyl mouthwash is also great to reduce secondary bacterial infection. Peroxyl is also fantastic for sore throats if you use it as a gargle.
That is the thing that finally cured mine. Zinc deficiency causes mouth ulcers. Such a relief when I found that out and started taking a supplement. They were often worse when I had my period as well, but zinc (did I mention zinc - it's good) did the job!