Mouth ulcers... HELP

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dazzlerdo Sat 12-Jun-21 06:45:40

For the past year or so I have been suffering from mouth ulcers maybe every 4-6 weeks and they are really starting to drive me mad and get me down.
Sometimes (well most of the time) I get 2 not 1!! They are so painful and find it really hard to eat and drink, especially when I have 2 at once!

Anyone else suffer from them?
What are your go to remedies?
Lastly, do you take any vitamins that help?

Thanks for ready

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dazzlerdo Sat 12-Jun-21 06:46:21


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Terrysmyorange Sat 12-Jun-21 06:50:52

I suffer with them and I find Bonjela and Aloclair help the pain.
I would speak to a pharmacist just to rule out a vitamin deficiency etc. Mine are usually caused by stress.
Good luck as they are horrible things and sympathise.

dazzlerdo Sat 12-Jun-21 07:02:27

@Terrysmyorange thanks.
Think I'm going to speak to my GP Monday, I've got 2 at now, and really getting me down!

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Chicchicchicchiclana Sat 12-Jun-21 07:10:35

Hopefully that link above has worked. Lots of information and suggestions on a recent thread.

dazzlerdo Sat 12-Jun-21 07:17:55

@Chicchicchicchiclana thank you, I will have a read through it

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NightmareLoon Sat 12-Jun-21 07:21:29

Use toothpaste without a foaming agent -SLS is most the common culprit. (I use the aquafresh kids toothpaste as it has flouride but no SLS. A lot of hippy brands have no flouride either.)


Happydays2019 Sat 12-Jun-21 07:21:31

This happens to me and I use this ointment called Anbesol. Its brilliant.

OneofPansPeople Sat 12-Jun-21 07:30:48

For some quick relief put an indigestion tablet (Rennie type of thing) on the ulcer if you can and let it dissolve.
You can also get a more expensive bonjela which forms a seal. Long term look at your diet, vitamin B especially.

snakegurl Sat 12-Jun-21 07:40:33

Check iron levels and B12

Mrsmorton Sat 12-Jun-21 07:40:52

Bonjela is quite acidic, strong hot salt mouthwash is just as good.

Avoiding sls is a good idea and often B vitamins can help.

TuesdayToday Sat 12-Jun-21 07:42:57

I use to get them and got referred to dental hospital. You can be sensitive to sulphates and benzoate which causes them. Mine was being caused by my toothpaste having benzoate in it. Once I switched and kept and eye on what I eat (brushing my teeth right after if sulphates) I rarely get them now. Hope this helps.

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep Sat 12-Jun-21 07:44:24


Use toothpaste without a foaming agent -SLS is most the common culprit. (I use the aquafresh kids toothpaste as it has flouride but no SLS. A lot of hippy brands have no flouride either.)

I use sensodyne (check though some do have SLS) but this changed my life! I still get the odd one but nothing like I used to.

Slavica Sat 12-Jun-21 07:50:26

I agree with all of the above. With me, they tend to occur more if my iron stores are low (I have never been anemic, but unless I take an iron supplement, my ferritin is <10 within six months). Have your ferritin levels checked: if that is low and you need iron, not only will the canker sores reduce in frequency, but you'll have more energy and feel loads better.

LFQuery Sat 12-Jun-21 07:51:23

Same as others I can only toothpaste without SLS or I end up with ulcers. We always get Sensodyne but as PP said there is one (or maybe more) that do have SLS so do check the label. I used to be plagued with mouth ulcers for years before I realised the culprit and now get none at all.

dazzlerdo Sat 12-Jun-21 10:33:41

Thanks all for your advice. I will def get some toothpaste to try that doesn't contain sls. Also I'm going to speak with GP Monday about having blood tests.

Once again thanks.
Also glad you all got yours sorted, they are awful things to keep having!

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Yellow85 Sat 12-Jun-21 10:58:32

I used to get them ALL the time! Turns out they’re common symptom of low iron/anaemia, so I was getting the in line with my monthly cycle. I can’t stomach iron tablets so I now take a spatone once a day for a week

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