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Recurring mouth ulcers - dh

(5 Posts)
handlemecarefully Mon 15-Aug-05 12:49:20

A couple of weeks ago he was afflicted by painful mouth ulcers. They cleared up, and now he's got some more.

What's causing them - tired and run down? or could it be something more sinister?

mememum Mon 15-Aug-05 13:00:46

My mum had similar prob recently and she was really stressed at the time - very run down and quite emotionally stressed. Doctor said this was the reason for them. However a friend of mine is a dental nurse and said if they were recurring it can just be a good idea to have dentist check theres no site of infction in the mouth.

mememum Mon 15-Aug-05 13:01:24

That should read infection!

Wills Tue 16-Aug-05 07:21:51

Hi ya,

I suffer from mouth ulcers all the time. You can be simply prone to them. I once had a dentist that was a specialist in them . He explained that there are loads of reasons but all mean that the mouth area is unhappy. Your question is a bit like saying "I've had a cold twice" in the same amount of time. Stress can certainly cause them, but so can an infection. I've had loads recently but wouldn't have said my stress levels had particularly changed, but am suspecting that I have a low grade infection in there that wont go away.

The best solution is to go to the dentist. A good one will have a far better understanding of the ulcers and what they could mean (as I said above believe it or not there are loads of different types). They will also know the right sort of antibiotics to prescribe to target any possible infections. In the meantime get hold of a mouth wash called Oraldene. Tastes disgusting but is seriously effective!


handlemecarefully Tue 16-Aug-05 09:26:17

Thanks Wills. We are well overdue a trip to the dentists anyway, so this will spur me on to ring and make an appointment today

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