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Recurring mouth ulcers - dh

(12 Posts)
handlemecarefully Mon 15-Aug-05 12:49:25

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?

katierocket Mon 15-Aug-05 12:50:46

lack of Omega 3 and Omega 6, he needs to eat more oily fish or take supplements.

handlemecarefully Mon 15-Aug-05 12:51:29

Oh right - I didn't know about that. Worth a try.

NotQuiteCockney Mon 15-Aug-05 13:06:06

Avoid acidic foods - vinegar, citrus fruits.

Also, there are pastiles you can get from Boots that help clear them up.

I get them when I'm stressed, very unpleasant.

suedonim Mon 15-Aug-05 18:01:57

Has he been eating anything different/unusual? My mum gets ulcers if she eats pineapple. Also, is his tummy okay? Very rarely, mouth ulcers can be connected with colitis. For helping them heal I'd really recommend Adcortyl in Orabase, a paste which goes over the ulcer. It's very effective when applied last thing at night. It's available over the counter for about 5 quid.

sunchowder Mon 15-Aug-05 18:41:42

HMC, please tell him to be very careful about not touching the sores and touching his private parts--it is viral and it can spread to other parts. I recommend Acidophilis and Lysine (amino-acid)see link: nutriworld
Yogurts will make him feel better, but you can get a much larger does of acidophillis in capsule form--make sure it needs refridgeration.
Has he had any recent dental work? Sometimes this sets it off or just in general low immunity or dampness signs in chinese medicine. I hope he feels better soon HMC!

sunchowder Mon 15-Aug-05 19:36:35


handlemecarefully Tue 16-Aug-05 09:06:15

Thanks NQC, Katierocket, suedonim and Sunchowder,

He does like quite acidic foods and chili so I will discourage him from eating these. We will try the adcortyl for symptom relief, and there is no harm in stuffing him full of supplements either!

Sunchowder, I wondered if it might be viral...thanks for the link. Will give this a go too.

The mouth ulcers will think they've been nuked after all this gets thrown at them!

GeorginaA Tue 16-Aug-05 11:51:44

There's been a nasty mouth ulcer virus thing done the rounds hmc. I found several things helped for me when I had it:

Listerine mouth wash was really soothing (really important, even though it's sore, to clean the mouth well - so thorough teeth clean/mouth wash is a really good idea).

Lots of vitamin C.

Homeopathy. Now I'm not sure his exact symptoms, but I went on the basis of this site - as my mouth felt like it was burning with them and it was really aggravated by eating/drinking anything hot, I went for Sulphur. Nelsons clickpacks in Boots do sulphur with full dosing instructions on them. Within an hour of taking my first dose the burning was much reduced and had just gone down to "sore". 24hrs later was much more comfortable. 48 hrs later I only had one or two mouth ulcers left in my mouth. Thoroughly recommend.

handlemecarefully Tue 16-Aug-05 12:00:17

Oh right - I didn't realise something was doing the rounds! Thanks for this suggestion Georgina A. Dh will be very pleased to be the focus of so much attention

sunchowder Tue 16-Aug-05 16:23:58

Welcome HMC, glad you came back and saw this then.

handlemecarefully Wed 17-Aug-05 12:52:34

I always check "threads I'm on" Sunny, to avoid missing any gems of advice etc when I've been offline

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