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painful mouth ulcers - what can I do??

(7 Posts)
andyrobo237 Thu 11-Sep-08 20:02:15

Both myself and my DD (6) have ulcers on our tongues - I thought I was bad with about 6 but I have counted over 20 on her tongue - she must be in so much pain. We are using teething el as a first resort - but is there anything we can do - and why have we both got them??

Both are in good health generally (apart from tiredness caused by DS!!) but they are getting on my nerves now!

Any bright ideas?? I can get to a chemist tomorrow lunchtime - but my tongue feels like it is on fire sad

avenanap Thu 11-Sep-08 20:04:45

Gargle with warm salt water, this should keep them clean.

I would go and see the GP. One or two is normal, recurrent ones are normally because of a sharp tooth. It's not normal to have this many though. Make sure you boil all your drinking water aswell. Do you have any other symptoms?

Ellbell Thu 11-Sep-08 20:14:15

Anbesol is good, though it stings like hell when you put it on.

Once when I had a hu-u-u-u-u-u-uge one which was so painful I couldn't speak I went to the doctor's and he gave me some teeny tiny pills (think they were antibiotics) to dissolve against it. They were like magic - it was gone in about 12 hours.

Sympathies though. Ulcers are awful. They do seem to run in families (my mum, my sister and I are all prone to them).

TheBlonde Thu 11-Sep-08 20:14:54

Go to GP
They can prescribe paste stuff

andyrobo237 Thu 11-Sep-08 20:16:08

not really - I am generally feling run down but this is probably due to four broken nights with DS who is 19m and teething! Also a bit of lack of appetite as well! I am due to have a general anaesthetic on Monday so need to try to get back to full health else they may not operate (only on my vein in my leg!)

I will try the salt water gargle.

AbricotsSecs Thu 11-Sep-08 20:19:08

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avenanap Thu 11-Sep-08 20:19:52

I would go and see the GP about these though, it could ba a sign of an infection.

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