Mouth Ulcers

“If you are not ready to alter your way of life, you cannot begin to heal.” – Hippocrates (460-377 B.C). You will find here information, articles and books addressing the positive holistic approach to Mouth Ulcers.

Mouth Ulcers

A Positive Holistic Approach

Mouth ulcers generally start off with a tingling/burning sensation in the area where they are developing. Eventually an open ulcer develops.

A mouth ulcer appears in a white or yellow oval shape with an inflamed surrounding area. A mouth ulcer in most cases can be as wide as 3mm but can be known to grow as large as 1cm but in rare cases. The ulcer can be very painful and makes tasks such as eating and talking extremely uncomfortable.

Mouth ulcers can last between one to two weeks and in some cases up to four weeks.

Good dental hygiene and the avoidance or reduction in spicy and highly acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus fruits can help prevent/heal mouth ulcers. Also reduce stress, increase your intake of vitamin B, C and Zinc and avoid hot drinks.

To soothe an existing sore mouth ulcer naturally, rinse your mouth regularly with a cup of boiled water (cooled down) mixed with sea salt or try cool chamomile tea. There are also products that can be found in your local chemist that can help soothe the painful condition.

If you continuously suffer with mouth ulcers, it is advised that you seek medical advice.

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