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Beta1
26-05-2005, 19:59:45
Right at the back of my mouth.

Anyone got a good cure for these bastards?

Apparently laser therapy to cauterise it is the best thing but I dont think my laser pointer is going to have enough oomph

Funko
26-05-2005, 20:16:21
Yeah, get some bonjella. I had one last week and it was a nightmare but bonjella kicked its arse.

:bonjella:

MattHiggs
26-05-2005, 20:29:59
Bonjella or Clove Oil.

Beta1
26-05-2005, 20:53:14
bonjella never worked for me, clove oil sounds like a good idea. Have been told camomile too. And theres some new thing called gingigel which is meant to be good but I cant find that.

Oerdin
26-05-2005, 21:06:19
You shouldn't have kissed those slutty girls you met at the pub the other night. ;)

Oerdin
26-05-2005, 21:08:42
BTW if you're talking about a coldsore then just rinse your mouth with salt water. I was told that by a doctor once and it did work.

Beta1
26-05-2005, 21:11:58
nope, no herpes here. Just good old fashioned ulcers.

The Norks
26-05-2005, 21:34:32
salt for ulcers, yes. DO NOT put neat essential oils in your mouth except clove. Some of them have drastic effects. I think camomile will be a load of bollocks- its a soporfic and has no antiseptic or painkilling effects. I would stick with salt. Clove is a painkiller, but ulcers basically need to heal naturally, so cut down on sugar and spicy stuff.

Provost Harrison
26-05-2005, 22:15:04
Ah Bonjela...they used to make that where I used to work :D

Beta1
26-05-2005, 22:27:01
Originally posted by The Norks
salt for ulcers, yes. DO NOT put neat essential oils in your mouth except clove. Some of them have drastic effects. I think camomile will be a load of bollocks- its a soporfic and has no antiseptic or painkilling effects. I would stick with salt. Clove is a painkiller, but ulcers basically need to heal naturally, so cut down on sugar and spicy stuff.

good cant stand the taste of camolile tea anyway.

Cruddy
26-05-2005, 22:47:44
I only have 1 antibacterial treatment - diluted tea tree oil.

Tastes and smells like Dettol though.

The Norks
26-05-2005, 23:23:38
tea tree is good stuff, I wouldnt want to gargle with it personally, but its definitely antibacterial so it will help heal the ulcer, but like every good girl, remember not to swallow :)

The Norks
26-05-2005, 23:24:52
lavender is also antibacterial incidentally

Walrus Feeder
26-05-2005, 23:47:20
Those cotton buds you usually stuff in your ear can be quite useful. TCP (we have it in the UK) dabbed on one can be useful, especially overnight. Salt dabbed onto it can help burn it out, but sometimes hurts - which is actually quite nice though.:eek:

The Norks
27-05-2005, 00:18:37
ulcerated pervert

MDA
27-05-2005, 02:38:26
I usually burn it out with Scope or Listerine, and if it hurts too bad put some Anbesol or something on it to numb it.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-05-2005, 04:08:33
Diluted iodine solution works wonders. Tastes good too.

Koshko
27-05-2005, 05:00:22
The fun thing about any mouth sores is that uncontrollable urge to stick your tongue into the wound.

HelloKitty
27-05-2005, 05:18:48
Stop using NSAIDs and smoking and it will cut your risk immensly of getting them.

I am of the same belief as MDA, but it is painful.

Use Hydrogen peroxide (over the counter diluted 50%) as a mouth wash, then use the literene, then rinse and brush your teeth.

Hurts like hell but prevents infection or further infection and effectivly cauterizes the wound.

The most common recommendation is sea salt rinse. Slower than what I said, but much less painful. Rinse with it a few times a day.

Diss
27-05-2005, 05:24:36
I just wait for them to go away. assuming we are talking about canker sores. I really have no idea what mouth ulcers are.

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-05-2005, 09:11:05
Beta- all the remedies suggested here are crap.

Mrs Gimp (a pharmacist) says to go to a chemist's and ask for "Adcortyl in Orabase". It's a Pharmacist-only remedy- a steroid cream in a protective gel that will actually accelerate the healing process while protecting the ulcerated area. I've used it and it's much better than that Bonjela crap.

Beta1
27-05-2005, 09:38:02
Kitty - don't smoke, not on anything so can't cut them out! Not tried H2O2 but dont really fancy sticking that in my mouth.

Laz - got some of that, doesn't seem to be that helpfull to me, better than bonjela but not as soothing as anbesol does seem to help them heal.

Only thing I have found out for sure is that what works for some people doesnt for others - apparently vit B12 and L-lysine help some people, but B12 has certainly not done me any good. I guess I already have enough in my diet.

Have got some of this gingagel stuff frmo the chemist, apparently its a 0.25% hyaluronan solution which helps a lot of people. I can kind of see a logic behind - hyaluronan is somehting that is usually found in connective tissues but the body doesn't see it unless theres damage, when its exposed all sort of repair mechanisms cut in. It doesnt stop the ulcers appearing but its meant to help healing. Bizarrely I have enough hyaluronan in the fridge at work treat most of the country...

mr.G
27-05-2005, 09:47:51
boracic lotion

mr.G
27-05-2005, 09:48:18
damnit i am serious :rolleyes:

HelloKitty
27-05-2005, 14:49:23
H2O2 is a mouthrinse. Read the bottle. Just tastes bad.

Isn't Adcortyl in Orabase prescription? I am pretty sure it is in the US.

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-05-2005, 15:01:44
It's not a prescription remedy in the UK, though it's Pharmacist-controlled. In other words, you have to ask the Pharmacist for it so they can run checks.