By| Published: August 11th, 2017
Mouth ulcers are very much painful making it difficult for an individual to talk and eat
Mouth ulcers are painful sores. The general process of ulcer formation is: Physical damage like biting your own cheek or tongue or allergic or autoimmune reaction creates a wound and initiates ulcer formation. The bad micro-organisms or bacteria present in the mouth colonize the wound and produce toxins that cause cell death. The bacteria lining the inner surface makes a protective coating (whitish covering) and forms an ulcer
In some cases, mouth ulcers are preventable. However, if they occur, following are the self-care tips that can prevent its occurrence, relieve the signs and symptoms, or aid in healing.
- Apply a protective paste: Paste or gels recommended by physician should be used as they prevent further damage and relieve pain till some extent
- Use a soft brush as it will reduce irritation in the mouth
- Along with hot drinks, avoid foods that are hard, spicy, salty, acidic, and hot as they will only worsen the condition
- Use a toothpaste that doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulfate
To conclude, reducing stress and anxiety might also work for a few as they are also known to trigger occurrence of mouth ulcer. However, if the condition is aggravating, seek immediate help from your healthcare provider!