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Causes and treatment of mouth ulcers

Mouth sores appear as simple sores in the mouth, at the base of the gums, and are often small in size. It is worth noting that these sores are not contagious and do not cause great harm, but the affected person finds some difficulty in eating and drinking in addition to speech, and usually Mouth ulcers disappear within one or two weeks of the time, and mouth ulcers are more common in women, teenagers, and people with a family history of mouth ulcers, and mouth ulcers are among the most common and frequent types of mouth ulcers, and we will learn through our article on the causes and treatment of mouth ulcers :

Causes of mouth ulcers:
As the true cause behind the appearance of mouth ulcers is not known precisely, and in most cases these ulcers appear without reason in people who are in good health, and there are some factors that increase the possibility of developing oral ulcers, and these factors include the following:

  • Injuries that lead to the destruction of the oral lining resulting from accidentally biting the inside of the cheek, or improper dental fillings, as well as damage resulting from eating rough foods, scratches resulting from the use of a rough toothbrush, and sports injuries.
  •  Hormones change, as many women notice the appearance of ulcers only before the menstrual period or after the age of hope, and quit smoking, where some people notice the appearance of oral ulcers in the event of smoking cessation, usually at the beginning of smoking cessation.
  • It occurs due to some types of foods, such as chocolate, coffee, stinging foods, almonds, peanuts, strawberries, tomatoes, cheese, wheat flour, citrus fruits, and pineapples. Food allergy may lead to the appearance of oral ulcers, but this is rare.
  • Here are the genetic factors, as the ulcers may have a family history, that is, they are transmitted in the genes of this family, stress and anxiety, in addition to lack of sleep. Iron deficiency, vitamin B12, folic acid, toothpastes or mouthwashes containing sodium lauryl sulfate.

Mouth ulcers treatment:
Where mouth ulcers usually do not need treatment, because they heal on their own within one to two weeks of time, and treatment usually aims to reduce pain and accelerate the healing and healing of ulcers, in addition to that it helps to reduce bloating and reduce the uneasiness that results from ulcers, It must be noted that there is no treatment to prevent the recurrence of ulcers completely, and medical treatments used to relieve the symptoms of mouth ulcers include the following:

  •  Oral washings containing chlorhexidine:Using these washings helps reduce pain, prevent infection from developing where the ulcer is, and speed up its recovery, and use protective and soothing pastes, and these products help cover the ulcers temporarily.
  • The use of sweetened steroid tablets, which relieve pain and speed up the healing process, and is preferred to use immediately after ulcers, as well as forbidden to use for those under 12 years old, topical pain relievers, which relieve pain and are sold without a prescription, and examples include benzidamine.
  •  It is sold in the form of an oral rinse or a spray, as well as lidocaine, which helps relieve pain by anesthetizing the affected area, and also choline salicylate, which is sold in the form of a gel.
  • That the pain may be very severe so that the topical analgesics do not work for him, and then resort to the use of non-topical pain relievers such as analgesic tablets, and sprays that contain steroid, and steroid tablets, both those that are dissolved in water and used as an oral wash, or those that are swallowed, and from Some types of antibiotics may be used, such as doxycycline.