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    Mouth Ulcers

    The mouth is one of the most sensitive areas of the body so when kids get ulcers there, the pain and discomfort can be intense. Read more →

    hi chloe i have the very same problem i am also 13 i use a solution called ambesol or something like that it is a liquid and i dab it on and it usually does the trick. please let me know if you find any other treatments as i'm sick of the ulcers i get :)

    Does your daughter eat sugary foods often like sweets, chocolate or even crisps. this could be the problem. if these terrible ulcers dont go away soon ask your doctor if they could check them out and prescribe her something. Hope this helped (:

    hi my name is Chloe i am 13 this year and i have mouth ulcers and I get them when its cold or run down or tired i get them a lot i had them for years and has been so painful at times please can you help. Thanks Chloe





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    hi chloe i have the very same problem i am also 13 i use a solution called ambesol or something like that it is a liquid and i dab it on and it usually does the trick. please let me know if you find any other treatments as i'm sick of the ulcers i get :)

    My 8 week old baby has 4 mouth ulcers on her hard palette. I have been to my GP but they don't know the cause. She had a temperature at first but it has stayed down now. There are no other symptoms. Is this normal? What could the cause be? Because she is so young we are using calpol and a throat spray prescribed by doc. Will they take long to heal?





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    I have had mouth ulcers for many years im a healthy eater don't drink sugary drinks on a regular basis but they just keep coming back! The doctors have taken blood tests and nothing came back unusual ive tried everything and every type of medication possible but nothing works? could you recommend anything?





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    Hi Denise, Please don't worry about abuse. My daughter had one there as well but luckily hers cleared up quite quickly - we just applied hand sanitizer to the area after cleaning it twice a day. You may find your daughter now starts to suffer from other hpv related conditions such as mouth ulcers/warts/veruccas as does mine. Good luck x

    I am in year 7 at the moment and have recently had About 5 ulcers appearing in the last week or So.I don't often get ulcers but when I do they are Terribly painful.Although some people find it Useless,I think bonjela works well and clears up My ulcers quickly relieving pain and numbing The effected area during the process!I would Certainly recommend it!

    I am 14 years old and I have suffered from severe mouth ulcers since a very young age. I usually always have a couple all the time but I have grown used to it and tend to ignore them, however I also commonly get outbreaks where I get normally around 15-25 ulcers at once. These are normally grouped together on my toungue, side of the mouthe and lips. They have gotten so sever at some points where I have had to be taken out of school as I can't talk, eat or move my mouth (even laughing HURTS!) without being in agonising pain. I have tried many home therapies and prescription medicines to no avail. Is there anyhting I can do to reduce ulcers or bring relief?





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    I get these too but find the best soultion for mouth ulcers is 3 x daily hot salt water rising the mouth and for cold sores rubbing soap onto it as soon as i feel it. It stops the outbreak and drys it up within a day or so.

    I suffer terrible with mouth ulcers getting between 10-20 at anyone time, & they are very painful & I would get them several times a month. I have been to the docs for tests but all came back ok however when I was pregnant 3 years ago I began taking multi vitamins & cod liver oil & didn't get 1 ulcer, I put this down to being pregnant, so after the pregnancy I stopped taking the vitamins & the ulcers returned to their angry self!! I then bought some cheap multi vitamins and cod liver & thankfully it's worked I don't get the ulcers as often or as severe as I have in the past. If I forget to take my vitamins I always know as I will get an ulcer!! I assume that I must b deficient some vitamin!!





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    Hi there, I'm 34 and remember all too well mouth ulcers when growing up, mainly 5 -10. Looking back they are very painful and cruel; however they help you approach pain a little better when older ..... The only thing that helped me was my mum using a plastic syringe and rinsing with neat vodka or gin (a spirit that radiates numbness - even a strong, fizzy alcohol). The area felt really treated and delightfully agitated; and I always felt solid relief - in no way intoxicated as it was topical application only. Also rinsing with a strong dispersable aspirin helps too.....and of course Bonjela. Mouth ulcers are itchy, painful and make you feel really low. Try anything temporarily for relief. Even now the GP says nothing can be done...such negativity. I talk about the 'big' ulcers I've had even now! Try Bonjela, gargle with Aspirin, pad the mouth out with lint-free cotton pads to take of pressure, dry the area and apply surgical tape when wanting to eat.....use your imagination........ It's not about remedy with mouth ulcers - more about coping :) Love, Maggie x





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    Hi Emma,I know this will be very hard for someone so young.When I was at school and pre-school I used to get constant ulcers all the time.When I told my friends they didn't even know what they were!Sometimes they run through the family,so maybe some of your relatives got them!When I was 10 and eleven I was still crying with them then!Try checking with her if she's bitten her mouth;if she says no,maybe she did it in her sleep.It's possible that anyone can get ulcers like my daughter got them as a baby too!And my son started getting them at 3!My children now use corlum pellets,or sometimes certain types of mouth wash helps.

    I have about 16 ulcers currently in my mouth. Around my gums, lips and cheeks. They've been here about 16 days now and they are just multiplying! I've tried bonjela, salty mouthwash, brushing my teeth with a soft brush, using that really gross mouthwash for gun disease and ulcers, but nothing. Now my throats getting swollen as well as my lips and cheeks. But I don't want to go to the doctors for them to say, well it hasn't been three weeks yet or sorry there is nothing we can do.... Not really sure what my next step is. Any advice?





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    I've got all the same symptoms as you - actually went to doctors because of the swelling and was told I had scarlatina and that may be causing the ulcers - been given a course of antibiotics so hopefully everything will heal up soon.

    As we all know, mouth ulcers tend to appear when we are worrying about things. Ulcers appearing because there is a cut is few and far between. This is not in the majority of cases why these appear. Bonjela gel is a terrible idea. The gel makes the pain worse than it was before taking it, and as has been commented earlier, the gel simply moves away from the infected area. The best solution is IGLOO gel. It may be a little pricey, but the small tubes last a very long time refridgerated, and actually works. It does not sting when applied, and gives instant relief for upto a few hours at a time. Very handy to have.





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    I think you could be right about the Marmite! My 8 year old often gets mouth ulcers (usually just one at a time but extremely painful). He eats Marmite regularly, but we haven't had it for a couple of months as our supermarket has had difficulty in getting it for a while (we live in Greece). A really painful ulcer has started today. He usually gets them mainly during the summer time and when I think about it, we don't eat a lot of Marmite then as we consider it a winter beverage! Marmite contains B vitamins and folic acid (among many other nutrients) which a lack of, are said by some, might be the cause of these painful ulcers. I'm now convinced and thank you sincerely for making me think about this!

    i am 16 and i have been getting ulcers for years now, at the moment iv got one that is a 1cm and is extremely painful iv had it for over a week and its just going worse developing smaller ulcers on top of it, i cant eat drink brush my teeth open my mouth or talk the pains that bad it causes me to burst into tears i have to put myself through this pain to drink water but i am only able to drink through a straw in the past iv tried bonjela, igloo, anbesol and other ulcer treatments none seem to work for me this time iv tried salt water - still wasnt working so i went the doctors and they gave me daktarin oral gel which still isnt helping. someone please help me iv not ate for 5 days





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    My daughter has exactly the same thing. She also had fever and was in so much pain. Antibiotics were not working. After numerous visits to the doctors ,blood tests and mouth swabs it was confirmed she had a nasty virus called gingivostomatitis. It was a 10 day contagious virus. Only contagious through saliva. So if you share cups, kiss etc. perhaps this is what your child had. Might be Worthing reading up about it cause doctors said once they have this they are then very prone to getting cold sores and mouth ulcers from here on. This all happened back in January 2014 and now (March 2014) we have had her on medication for more ulcers but they have cleared up quickly.

    I have the answer!!! I was a sufferer from mouth ulcers for many years, having 6 at a time which would all grow into one big one, I was even part of a clinical trial to try to find out why they recur. I spent many years in agony as that is what an ulcer puts you in. Eventually I found my own cure. I was told about an article in a magazine which said if you ate Marmite regularly it would get rid of them. I tried it and have not had an ulcer since. I eta marmite on toast a couple of times a week. I swear by it and everybody who suffers the pain of ulcers should give it a go. I think it is down to the high vitamin B content but it definitely does work. Take it from a fellow sufferer, give it a go and prove it to yourself.





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    I think you could be right about the Marmite! My 8 year old often gets mouth ulcers (usually just one at a time but extremely painful). He eats Marmite regularly, but we haven't had it for a couple of months as our supermarket has had difficulty in getting it for a while (we live in Greece). A really painful ulcer has started today. He usually gets them mainly during the summer time and when I think about it, we don't eat a lot of Marmite then as we consider it a winter beverage! Marmite contains B vitamins and folic acid (among many other nutrients) which a lack of, are said by some, might be the cause of these painful ulcers. I'm now convinced and thank you sincerely for making me think about this!

    Ive had ulcers since i was 6 im 12 now but they just get too painful ive tried anbesol it didnt work and ive had enough they just hurt so much





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    Are you using SR toothpaste. If so stop and use another brand. I had this condition at your age until I changed toothpaste so this may work for you. Ulsers are horrible. Avoid crisps and sweet drinks.

    My daughter is 6 and is getting quite a few mouth ulcers all the time would it be recommended I take her doctors





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    I will have a look at that, my daugther is 10 and has mouth ulcers, usually 5/6 at a time almost permanently, with maybe 2/3 days break before the next outbreak.

    Hi my daughter is 3 and I have just found 4 ulcers in her mouth she is just crying all the time with them what could of caused them in a child so young or can you get them at any age.





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    Get some bonjela or igluu, they are both mouth ulcer treatments. Igluu you can buy over the counter at somewhere like boots. Apply a little bit every night until the ulcers go away. Or as a cheaper alternative, you can create a salt saline. Mix 3 teaspoons of salt with a good splash of luke warm water and just make your daughter gurgle it around her mouth, but don't let get swallow it as it tastes horrible. Hope this helps

    My 3 year old daughter has mouth ulcers but won't allow me to put anything on it.....what do I do? She is in alot of pain won't eat and even drinking is painful. This is her 3rd in about 6 months.





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    I've got all the same symptoms as you - actually went to doctors because of the swelling and was told I had scarlatina and that may be causing the ulcers - been given a course of antibiotics so hopefully everything will heal up soon.

    My son age 5 has lots of small mouth ulcers on his tongue. He had a recent bout of toncillitis. Is finding it difficult to eat but is always hungry. Was wondering if there's anything that may help.also has tummy ache quite often





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    My lb is 3 1/2 and he has just started dribbling a lot he hasn't done this since he had the last of his teeth through at about 2 he has a few ulcers on his tongue from biting it and im just wondering if this could cause the dribbling or could it be something else





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    I have mouth ulcers all my life. I was diagnosed with coeliac disease a few years ago and they improved for a while. But I still get them a lot of the time even down my throat. My tongue has a white coating on it and if I eat sugar or yeast they gets very bad. I have no taste and it is very difficult to eat or talk. Has anybody a cure as I cannot put up with them any more.





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    Sorry to read about situation Nuala. I too have had ulcers all my life (10's of years :-) ) until recently, they became intolerable. They were huge and I too could not eat and frankly, I was a pain to be around. After various doctors and private specialist appointments, I found my fix. Its a steroid called Dermovate by Glaxo (the active ingrediant is clobetasol propionate). I had tried other steroids but they were not as effective. Its not meant for internal use but I am assured that if its used sparingly and only in the most severe cases, its OK. I started on it over a year ago and I would guess that these days, I use it very rarely (once a month ish). Its an almost instant fix. If I have a painful ulcer one night, I'll apply a small amount and the follwing morning, its much much better. What used to take 3 or more weeks to clear can now clear in a few days. I would imagine your doctor will not prescribe it but a specialist should know about it and other steroids which could help you. I'd go back your doctor and look for a referral to a specialist. Good luck

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