I am suffering from ulcer in mouth from last week. It pains a lot when having food. It get this problem very frequently. What could be the reason for this. Are there any ways to get rid of this problem quickly
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The exact reason why aphthous ulcers develop is not yet clearly defined. Approximately 40% of people who get aphthous ulcers have a family history of the same. Current thinking is that the immune system is disturbed by some external factor and reacts abnormally against a protein in mucosal tissue. Protective pastes that form a barrier over the ulcer so that exposure to irritating substances is reduced. Superficial tissue cauterization using silver nitrate stick Medicated toothpaste without sodium laureth sulfate Antibacterial mouthwashes to reduce secondary infection. Avoidance of foods that trigger or exacerbate the ulcers. Dietary supplements of vitamins or minerals, if diet is deficient. Reduction in stress....
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