Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

Does anyone have any cures that WORK for Mouth Ulcers - Really getting me down...

(29 Posts)
DawnAS Thu 22-Oct-09 12:02:46

Just looking for some advice on here, even though this is going to seem quite trivial compared to some of the really sad thread titles that I've seen... sad

I suffer a lot with mouth ulcers, aswell as throat ulcers, but this one has lasted a good week and I haven't actually bought any medication for it yet as I've never found anything that really works. The Bonjela type things don't actually stay on the ulcer, I find, and just wash around your mouth. The ones that I've got are on the side of my tongue so eating, drinking and talking is incredibly painful!!

I know that a rinse with salt-water helps in the long-term, but anyone know of anything that I can use to reduce the pain, just so that I can have a decent meal??!!

Thanks in advance!!


ShowOfHands Thu 22-Oct-09 12:04:08

Oraldene mouthwash. In the chemists, probably in supermarket pharmacies too.

You really need to find out why you are getting so many though and attack the cause not the effect. Are you run down? Lacking in something? Have you seen a GP?

LouIsAWeetbixKid Thu 22-Oct-09 12:05:15

Vegemite applied directly to the ulcer. Stings like hell but the high vitamin b and salt levels help. Oraldene works too

DawnAS Thu 22-Oct-09 12:14:39

Ooooh thanks ladies!!

I am run down I think, yes. Although I do tend to get them quite a lot anyway...

Had a baby 19 weeks ago and started back to work full-time this week, so quite a bit of stress. Also worry over baby not drinking enough so I think it's all mounted up!!

Also think I might be anaemic (was after having DD and my lips are still blue... blush) although I don't know that anaemia is related to ulcers!! hmm

Thanks so much though. Does Marmite work aswell as Vegemite or does it have to be that?


slimeoncrazydemon Thu 22-Oct-09 12:18:41

Message withdrawn

LouIsAWeetbixKid Thu 22-Oct-09 12:19:33

Not sure about marmite. Is it as salty as vegemite? It always looked and smelt revolting so never tried it.

MamaG Thu 22-Oct-09 12:23:20

My uncle suffered terribly with mouth ulcers and hasn't had ONE since taking a daily vit C tablet

etchasketch Thu 22-Oct-09 12:25:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

moocowme Thu 22-Oct-09 21:03:02

keep your mouth closed. sorry not trying to be rude but i used to suffer with the most horedous ulcers years ago. i tried loads of things on it but found by accident that if i just kept my mouth closed all day they healed quite quickly. i think this has something to do with keeping the air of it.

beautifulgirls Sat 24-Oct-09 20:52:13

Oraldene mouthwash and Anbesol liquid.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 24-Oct-09 20:56:17

Vitamin C with zinc will help you build up your immunity.

When suffering, get some soluble aspirin, dissolve one and sloosh that around your mouth till it numbs the pain.

yama Sat 24-Oct-09 21:02:15

Dawn - do you chew Xtra chewing gum? Dh says that gives him ulcers.

Also, there's a property in toothpaste that can cause them - something to do with membranes. So, try not to have toothpaste in your mouth for too long.

My dentist gets them all the time.

nightofthewakingdead Sat 24-Oct-09 21:04:05

Be careful about what you are eating.

If I eat too much chocolate I get mouth ulcers and cold sores (and I read somewhere that it is common).

google it?

Hassled Sat 24-Oct-09 21:05:02

Gargling with salty water. Disgusting, but it works.

lulalullabye Sat 24-Oct-09 21:16:15

There is something called L-Lysine that you get from healthfood shops. I had ulcers/cracks at the side of my mouth for months and advised to take this and they were gone forever within 2 days. Go and ask at the healthfood shop smile

nightofthewakingdead Sat 24-Oct-09 21:19:08

Yes, that's what missing from your diet I think?

Eaglebird Sat 24-Oct-09 21:40:19

Think I'll give the L-Lysine a whirl. I've been plagued with mouth ulcers on and off for the past month or so.
Thanks for the tip.

BrokenBananaTantrum Sat 24-Oct-09 21:43:31

Adcortil in orabase available from the chemist is the most amazing thing I have found for my ulcers. Its a really sticky paste ointment so you should put it on at night before you go to sleep. Sometimes my ulcers disappear overnight. Honestly

Katymac Sat 24-Oct-09 21:46:30

Adcortyl is great

AbricotsSecs Sat 24-Oct-09 21:53:33

Message withdrawn

PacificWerewolfwoohood Sat 24-Oct-09 21:57:33

Another vote for Adcortyl in Orabase or Corlan pellets - both work a treat.

Mouth ulcers are sometimes an indication that other things can be wrong with the gastrointestinal tract so it you are not right in other ways it is worthwhile getting further advice about it.

ThisBoyDraculaDrew Sat 24-Oct-09 22:01:45

The thing to be careful of is that some mouth ulcers are actually cold-sores inside the mouth. Not an awful lot you can do once you have one - except mentioned here anbesol for pain-killling, medicated mouthwash to stop it become infected and prelonged.

Without being silly - you need to be a little careful around your 19wk old. If it is the coldsore virus doing the rounds inside your mouth it is potentially contagious and the cold-sore virus is really really really nasty in under 1's. It is much less contagious than on your lips. But try and avoid things like blowing raspberries at your baby, testing the temp of their food when you have an ulcer (when you get to weaning) etc.

TrillianSlasher Sat 24-Oct-09 22:10:28

Frador. Hurts like buggery, forms a kind of seal over the ulcer. You can get it in Boots I think, the link is just to show you what it looks like.

robino Sat 24-Oct-09 22:10:49

ooh, hello pacific! I'm not intending to worry you but she's right about the gastrointestinal tract. I had a dreadful tongue last week and had my appendix out yesterday. Interesting to find out that the two were linked in my case. Please don't panic but i would say definitely a good idea to be aware.

PacificWerewolfwoohood Sat 24-Oct-09 22:30:38

<<waves at robino>>

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: