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What can I put on a mouth ulcer?!

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Use salted water as a mouth wash or if it's really painful, I'd recommend a mouth wash called Oraldene which has an antiseptic and anaesthetic in it and really helped me when I got ulcers because of my braces (it's also fab for sore throats).

 

Hope it gets better soon, I know how annoying and painful they can be!

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Fresh pineapple is very good as it contains a mild antiseptic that will calm the ulcer. Tip - you can freeze chunks of fresh pineapple and then suck one piece at a time when you need to.

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That's the worst place to get an ulcer, really painful, and it takes longer to heal I think. 4 days now. I would guess that by Monday or Tuesday you'll suddenly remember that you had it and it'll have completely disappeared!

 

My dentist used to put Gentian Violet on my ulcers :?

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Orabase is useful...it forms a protective cover over the ulcer.

 

It'll be the stress of exams etc.

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someone gave me something once for a mouth ulcer that sounded like it should be alcoholic but it wasn't!? I can't remember if it was called 'something' brandy??? anyone know? I think it's herbal?

 

it was great stuff!

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oops, I was thinking of Indian brandee (for indigestion) ignore me! :lol:

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Bicarbonate of Soda is brilliant for mouth ulcers. It hurts like nothing else when you first put it on but within 10 seconds it is numb and drys them up really quickly.

 

Just put a tiny bit on a dish, wet the end of your finger and dip in it, then put it straight onto the ulcer.

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I use this weird paste stuff from the chemist,which dries onto the ulcer,so it stays on for ages & the medication really works well.

I think its called Orabase or something,& I really recommend it.

 

Poor you - mouth ulcers can be really painful. Hope it gets better soon.

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Poet were you thinking of clove oil? We used to sell it in the chemist many years ago, not sure if it's still available. But I think that was for toothache.

 

May be worth also taking a vitamin B supplement Laura - I used to get them years ago when taking exams, or if on antibiotics, and a doctor gave me this advice. It seemed to work as well. Was just going to say I haven't had a mouth ulcer for years, but just realised i have one now, in the same place as you :(

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that's the one, oil of cloves!!!!! brilliant stuff for sore mouths, thanks snowy, that was driving me mad! :lol:

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I always use Fraydor available at the chemist it is a little vial of purple liquid (wonders if it could be gentian violet as per previous post :?: ) and some cotton buds you use to paint purple fraydor on hey presto immediate relief and dries them up or whatever they are soon gone.

 

One of those things passed from my Granny :) I have a sharp tooth which rubs and gives me one all the time or I bite myself :oops: Hope it feels better soon :)

 

 

Kitty

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I used to be plagued by them and found Adcortyl in Orabase to be brilliant if a little yucky. I now use an aloe vera toothpaste every night and haven't had one for years 8)

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Claret's right - Adcortyl in Orabase puts a covering over the ulcer. Bonjela is a topical anaesthetic and will numb it up for a bit. Unfortunately you have to wait for it to run it's course - 10 days in total although the pain symptoms will subside earlier.

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Try taking a cod liver oil supplement to ward them off in future. A friend of mine was plagued by them until she discovered this.

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I think we might have had that Orabase stuff here before .. does it come in a little white tube with blue writing? And its a bit thick and gritty almost?!

 

Yes that is the stuff. :D

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ouch! they are really painful aren't they - and then as someone above posted, you suddenly find it's gone!

 

It probably is down to stress, but when I had a real run of them my dental hygienist recommended eating a handful of nuts every day, I can't remember what particular thing they contain (zinc?) that is supposed to help.

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I used to be plagued by them and found Adcortyl in Orabase to be brilliant if a little yucky. I now use an aloe vera toothpaste every night and haven't had one for years 8)

 

Thats the one I was struggling to remember the name of!

It really does work.

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someone gave me something once for a mouth ulcer that sounded like it should be alcoholic but it wasn't!? I can't remember if it was called 'something' brandy??? anyone know? I think it's herbal?

 

it was great stuff!

I think it's called Indian Brandee, I remember my Mum using it on mine as a kid....

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