Mouth Ulcers

Consult your healthcare professional if the ulcers don't heal.

Mouth Ulcers

Symptoms

    Painful sores on the mucous membranes of the mouth.  Egg-shaped ulcers with a white centre

Causes

  • Food allergy 
  • Acid fruits 
  • Viral or bacterial infections 
  • Poor oral hygiene, such as brushing teeth too vigorously 
  • Gum disease 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Vitamin B deficiency 
  • Immune system dysfunction 
  • Poor digestive function 
  • Stress

Natural Therapies

  • Supplement with a B vitamin plus vitamin C complex
  • Digestive bitters can help improve digestion
  • Rinse mouth with warm filtered salt water before bed each night after cleaning teeth
  • A mixture of oil of cloves and tea tree oil 50/50 can help with the pain and infection caused by mouth ulcers. Apply a very small dab onto the ulcer

Life Style Factors

Eat more red and yellow vegetables, wholegrain breads and cereals, non-citrus fruit, lean meats and seafood. Repeated attacks could be a sign of being run down. Ensure you undertake moderate exercise, get plenty of fresh air and adequate sleep.

Remedies

Avoid spicy foods and any food known to cause problems, and reduce stress.

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