The most frequent causes of mouth ulcers are considered stress , impaired immune status, anemia, diseases of the stomach and intestines, poor dental hygiene, bowel disease, food allergies and nutrition. Mouth ulcers are sores in the mouth that can often occur, even several times a year. For many patients often appear on the mucosa of the lower lip, the bottom of the oral cavity and the lower side of the tongue.

From mouth ulcers suffer about 20 percent of the world population and most commonly occur in women. Not clarified the real cause of the occurrence of ulcers but cited several triggers, but most often is mention stress, impaired immune status, anemia, diseases of the stomach and intestines.

According  to the way they form, belong to the group of autoimmune diseases due to the creation of antibodies to cells of the oral epithelium. However, don’t represent classical autoimmune disease because they have a feature to appear and disappear spontaneously.

There are other reasons that play a role in the emergence of ulcers, for example, the genes are considered one of the most important reasons because 40 percent of patients have someone in the family who suffers from ulcers.

If both parents have ulcers, there a possible of 90 percent that there child will have too. Emotional stress can also foster the emergence of mouth ulcers as increased secretion of the hormone cortisone weakens the immune system. Some women were registered sores during the second half of the menstrual cycle, but still not clarified the connection between ulcers and the impact of the endocrine system. In 20 percent of people who suffer from ulcers determined that a lack of vitamin B12, folic acid and iron can cause them.

With a replacing of some nutrients situation significantly improves. Biting the lips, injuring with a toothbrush or some other trauma to the lining can also can cause mouth ulcers in people who are predisposed to it.

Gastrointestinal diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerate colitis, can cause sores because in these diseases is reduced absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body. According to some research, ulcers often occur in people who have been diagnosed with the presence of Helicobacter.

Treatment of Mouth ulcers is mainly symptomatic

It recommended avoiding toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulfate because irritate mucous membranes, cause sores and slow their recovery. Use a soft toothbrush to avoid further damage to the lining of the oral cavity.
The use of some supplements may help recovery. Such supplements are vitamins of the B group, the most significant B1 is dosed at 300 mg per day, B2 dosed at 20mg per day and B6 dosed with 150 mg daily. The amino acid lysine has proved very good at relieving symptoms.

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Take a Tums tablet, place it on the ulcer and let it dissolve

This might seem like a grand-mother recipe, but after dissolving one TUMS supplement, and a good night sleep, the ulcer that normally would take DAYS to heal is no longer painful, and much less inflamed, and on its way to a very speedy recovery.


Changing the food can also be helpful. It is recommended to consume more vegetables and grains as a natural source of vitamins and minerals. Larger quantities of yogurt intake showed positive effects due to the presence of acidophilus bacterial cultures that assist in the healing of ulcers. It is desirable to avoid the use of rigid food like crackers, Cork, chickpeas, potato chips as they causing pain and irritate ulcers.

It should avoid spicy and bitter foods, pickled foods, spirits and hot beverages. In order to prevent the secondary infection can be used to dissolve antimicrobial mouthwash, based on octenidine or chlorhexidine. Rinsing can be very useful and recommended two to three times a day. Antibacterial solutions flavored menthol have a double effect – antiseptic reduces the amount of harmful bacteria and prevents the development of infection.

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