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How to Treat and Prevent Mouth Ulcers

Updated on December 09, 2016
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Rajinder is a copyeditor for an e-publishing group based in India. He has strong belief in natural/alternative medicine, such as Ayurveda.

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There are different types of mouth ulcers in the oral cavity
There are different types of mouth ulcers in the oral cavity


Mouth ulcers (stomatitis) are small erosions in the lining of the oral cavity or the tongue. They tend to be recurrent. They usually disappear in about 7-10 days but can cause a lot of discomfort in the interim. Mouth ulcers are sometimes also called aphthous ulcers, canker sores, or oral ulcers. They are a relatively common problem, and there are many potential causes. The pain is unbearable. One cannot speak, eat, or drink properly.


  • Emotional stress.
  • Local trauma in the form of ill-fitting dentures or a sharp tooth.
  • Allergy to local applications like toothpaste.
  • Vitamin deficiency, especially B-complex, folic acid.
  • In females, sometimes in association with the menstrual cycle.
  • Hereditary and familial tendencies are also seen.
  • Smoking.
  • Poor oral hygiene such as not brushing teeth regularly.
  • Alcohol.
  • Spicy food.
  • Drugs like antibiotics.
  • Low immunity in any illness from TB to AIDS.
  • Infectious origin like some bacteria or virus.
  • Tartar in tooth surface.


  • Tiny shallow erosions in the lining of the mouth or on the tongue.
  • The base may be white or grey in colour.
  • Increased salivation.
  • Pain, burning sensation especially on contact with food or water.
  • There may be bleeding from the ulcers.
  • Mild fever if infection is the cause.
  • Bad odour from the mouth.


  • Maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Brush teeth at least twice a day.
  • Do not brush too vigorously and use a soft toothbrush.
  • Clean the tongue regularly but not harshly. Use toothpaste, mouthwash which suits you, and if you feel you are getting the problem due to it, change it. You may be allergic to it.
  • Visit your dentist if you have a sharp tooth or a denture, which does not fit well.
  • Avoid mental stress. Learn to relax and deal with stress.
  • Avoid spicy hot food, alcohol and smoking.
  • Avoid self-medication with antibiotics.
  • Vitamin B complex and folic acid supplement will help.
  • Have a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and cereals.
  • You can use a cool mouthwash for temporary relief of pain.
  • Consult your doctor if the ulcers bleed a lot.

Stress is the an important factor for developing mouth ulcers and premature graying of hair so keep your mind and body cool and relaxed and half of your worries and ailments will go away.
Stress is the an important factor for developing mouth ulcers and premature graying of hair so keep your mind and body cool and relaxed and half of your worries and ailments will go away.

My grandmother's home remedy for a mild-to-moderate mouth ulcer:

My grandmother told me about this remedy which I am sharing with you.

Take two teaspoonful of honey. Gargle it for a while, then swallow or spit out (diabetic patients are not allowed to swallow honey). Do it twice a day for two to three days, and the ulcer will be cured.

Even though mouth ulcers are gastric in origin, the above remedy will help you treat the symptoms.

My grandmother is not here with us anymore, but she told me one more thing to do. She told me to keep on drinking water again and again so that my mouth would not be dry for a single second. I tried this, and it helped a lot. You can also try this out. Keep a glass of water always with you, and drink water every 5-10 minutes. I am not saying that you have to drink a full glass after every 5-10 minutes, just a sip.

Try both of these remedies, and let me know the results in the comments section below.

Finally, I would say that for more severe conditions, you should consult your family doctor or a good ENT specialist in your area.

Cold sore cures and home remedies for mouth ulcers


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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      my mouth ulcers are caused from an alergy. I finally found out that every time I eat a banana I would get a mouthful of ulcers. Hence no more bananas. theyare painful. sometimes I put vegemite on them it sure stings but helps to rid my mouth of them.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Eileen, mouth ulcers can be caused by various vegetables, fruits, drinks, medicines such as antibiotics, etc. Some people experience mouth ulcers with weather changes also. I think the best thing is prevention like you have done. If you have an allergy to bananas, just get rid of them, try some other fruit has a lot of iron contents like bananas, for example, pomegranate. By the way, thanks for reminding me of vegemite, yes I have heard it is very useful on ulcers, just apply some vegemite on those bad ulcers and they are gone. Thanks for the input.

    • shinujohn2008 8 years ago

      Soni these were excellent tips for mouth ulcers and very useful to me as it happens to me always

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks shinujohn for taking interest in this hub and finding it useful.

    • Jitender Singh 8 years ago

      Thanks for this nice article on mouth ulcers soni. I tried to drink lots of water and it is helping me out. I will also try applying honey on these ulcers.

    • Britty 7 years ago

      I was told to use Vegemite by my friend. I was in pain. But it definitely has helped! I hate it when I bite my ulcers. It hurts a lot!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Britty vegemite is helpful for some people with mouth ulcers but not for all, so I would request you to use the honey next time it happens. Next time, also try to prevent having these ulcers with the tips I have listed in the hub above.

    • bala 7 years ago

      I am suffering from mouth ulcers every 15 days, but without seeing this, on my own, i tried honey, because i was having burning sensation in my mouth, i drank honey like water, for 2/3 days, and I get relief for 15 days only. what's the best way to cure it permanently? can anyone suggest any remedies?

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Bala first of all, its really good that you have tried honey on your ulcers as it is very beneficial and has no side effects. I think you can try over-the-counter gels for eradicating these ulcers but the best way, which I would suggest for people like you who have chronic ulcers, is not drinking but sipping water every 5 minutes to keep your mouth wet and avoid dryness of the oral membranes.

    • Tina 7 years ago

      In chinese culture we always say that ulcers are an indication that your body is 'hot' or 'heaty'. Drinking lots of water usually works, and also brewing a bunch of chinese tea's and eating fruits that are deemed 'cold' to counter the 'heatiness'. Applying salt to the wound also helps kill bacteria on the infection and it often shrivels up quickly from then on. It hurts a bit though. Chinese herbal medicine has a wintermelon powder which I apply whenever I have an ulcer, and by far that's worked the best in addition to drinking lots of water.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes I agree with you Tina that ulcers are sometimes caused by heat created inside our body but there are many other things also involved like infection, stomach related problems, and other things which I have written in the hub and discussed in the comments above. I have not heard about applying salt to the wound helps kill bacteria and cures infection, that's a new thing which I came across. I do not know much about chinese herbal medicines and would be highly grateful if you can give me the link where I can get wintermelon powder for curing mouth ulcers or stomatitis.

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      frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

      I do not know what either vegemite or wintermelon are but will look them up. I do know that sometimes if you take a probiotic powder or capsule and suck it around in your mouth repeatedly, it sometimes heals faster. And the more water suggestion is good also. Thanks for a lot of info!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      you are welcome frogyfish.

    • Ashley 7 years ago

      Thank you for this hub-it has helped me recognise some things that may cause ulcers.I usually get them from eating sour things like sweets and eating food that rub against the top of my mouth like lollipops-which also sometimes have sharp and rough edges which is also another way i get ulcers.I find that rubbing salt on help it to heal faster and has a temporally numbness effect.I will try the honey.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ashley for such a nice comment and for sharing your problem over here. I agree that salt helps a lot when applied on the mouth ulcers and it has a numbing effect for sometime, but for long-term cure, try honey.

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      Deborah-Lynn 7 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      HU-Tricks or Hub-Treats...I rated your Hub UP of coarse! Send a trick or treat to another hubber in the spirit of this Hub Halloween! Great info on mouth ulcers, caused by acid...can lemon juice help?...It sure does burn!!!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Doborah for the visit and ratings. I will definitely pass on the favor to another hubber in the spirit of Hub Halloween.

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      K Kiss 7 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      I am right now suffering from these dreadful mouth ulcers. They keep coming back every month. my family (maternal side) has a long history of mouth ulcers. I also feel like they come full force just before my menstrual cycle. I will definitely try out the honey and water remedy. hope it works for me.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes it will work K Kiss. Don't get upset. These ailments are very common and most people experience these. Don't worry you will be alright with the use of honey and water remedy. Best of luck. Wish you good health.

    • JOAN M. MUTHAMA 7 years ago

      I ussually have mouth ulcers during cold sessons,this time round i experience a very hard time,had this mouth ulcers which lasted for 2 weeks,i couldn't eat nor talk,they were very our family only mum and i have this problem.what medicine should we buy

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I think you should purchase Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Borax, 6C Pellets, 80-Count Tubes (Pack of 5) here:

    • Srikanth 7 years ago

      @ Eileen Hughes (#1)

      Same here - I get mouth ulcers after eating bananas - no one believes me when I say so -- but good to find another person who has the same allergy

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Srikanth, welcome to hubpages. Sometimes people experience allergies to things which are very doubtful just like you and Eileen are experiencing mouth ulcers with eating bananas. It is a matter of fact and no one can deny it that everything which happens in this world is not only common but can change from a person to person. There are individual differences. Some people are allergic to fish oil as discussed in my new hub, "side effects of fish oil" and other experience benefits from it. Bananas are rich in iron and are considered to be very good for our health but then also it is not the fact for everyone. Even one hubber, I think exellus, has published in his hub that the eating banana increases sexual drives but this also differs in person to person.

    • Bukurago 7 years ago

      Thanks for the guide! Will try out this. Also, swilling hot water around the ulcer us painful but soothes it for a good while after. Thanks again!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure Bukurago. Happy New Year.

    • Tongue ulcer 6 years ago


      Wow it is an amazing hub and the article.Really I can't see this type of information.How can it is possible to you ?

      Definitely every tongue ulcer persons get benefits from here..

      Thanks for your work..

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure tongue ulcer that you have found this hub useful and correct.

    • Eddie 6 years ago


      I am a part time student with a full time job. I noticed that whenever deadline for my assignment is near, ulcer came popping out from nowhere. Ater reading the article, i realise that most likely, it is due to stress. Thanks so much for your information

    • pambos 6 years ago

      i suffer from mouth ulcers every 2 or 3 weeks. i get 1-4 each honey helps for me. i tried also basil, they say its good but i noticed no difference.also i tried many medicines for ulcers but theres no good result.sometimes i get these ulcers and they hurt a lot. i cant eat i cant drink water and i cant do anyting.

    • pambos 6 years ago

      help pls for the above cooment. Also note that fluoride from toothpaste harms mouth ulcers. so try and buy a natural toothpaste without fluoride.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Pamboos for your request on natural toothpaste without fluoride visit here: toothpaste without fluoride

      For getting ultimate relief from your mouth ulcers, drink a sip of water every half 15 minutes.

    • A Boy 6 years ago


      I felt mouth ulcer and went to a doctor. he recommended me "Folic Acid", I took it and after that i read indication,

      Megaloblastic anaemias of infancy and pregnancy Nutritional macrocytic.

      I laughed a lot. I am a boy hahahaha and became pregnant :d

      Anyways, i researched about it then i understand.

      Really at that time LOL.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      hahahaha oh boy that was really funny dear.

    • gemma smith 6 years ago

      the honey remedy do u need to put the honey in water

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      No no Gemma, you don't need to add water to the honey, the saliva in your mouth will work as water. Now gargle honey in your mouth for at least 10 minutes and then swallow or spit out because honey is natural and will not cause any harm if you will swallow it.

    • Mia 6 years ago


      Have had MU since i was 7 now nearing 40... I dont get one but several... NOne of the lotions and potions have ever helped. ANd no doctor or specialist has ever found a cause just that my iron level seens to drop as well. Looking forward to trying the honey... thank you Soni2006!

      Salt and water mouth washes helps a little and I do not know why but drinking coke ... swishing it around my mouth also help momentarily (but also not good for you for other reasons)...I also keep chewable iron tabs in my bag and take the minute i feel them coming on.

      Good luck everyone!

    • Mia 6 years ago

      ... sorry forgot to mention... it also helps to have great dental hygiene AND to do this and not cause loads of pain I brush with a childrens or babies toothpaste (less fluride and harsh additives eg sharp flavours .. mint etc).

      And if all else fails Nurophen (or any non steroidal anti imflams)

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Honey, now all has failed for you in treating mouth ulcers, go ahead and try the honey, honey. Best of luck.

    • Rey 6 years ago

      Good day to you...I usually get mouth sores, even though i dont have any vices, i have a proper oral hygiene but still mouth sores are bothering me....usually i get 2 to 3 lesions of mouth sores and it really hurts,...regarding on you're advice on honey does it really works?...thank you so much

    • dude with ulcer 6 years ago

      nice info should help alot but if you do not treat them, about how long will it take for it to just go awaay

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Rey, yes honey really helps in decreased mouth ulcers as I have mentioned above. Go ahead and try it on your own.

      @dude with ulcer, it depends from person to person that how much time a mouth ulcer takes to go away. Also, consult your ENT specialist if it is very long to disappear.

    • jet 6 years ago

      i have mouth ulcer when weather change!

      plz help me!! to prevent this curse...ouch!!! and not to back

      sorry for my poor english XD

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi jet, please try honey for your mouth ulcers as I have mentioned above. Honey will definitely help in soothing and curing your painful ulcers.

    • jet 6 years ago

      ok mr soni tnx a lot..

      mr soni what im going to do to prevent my uler permanently?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Jet for that you can buy Orahealth Avamin Melts, 60-Count Box listed above in Amazon widget.

    • jet 6 years ago

      ok mr soni!

      they have Orahealth Avamin Melts here in philippines?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Okay buy it from there jet. Best of luck.

    • jet 6 years ago

      ok thank a lot mr soni!

      how long will it take?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It depends from person to person, usually it takes 5 to 10 days for the symptoms to totally disappear and then in 15 to 20 days it can be eradicated completely. Some people having gastro problems need to treat that first before beginning this treatment.

    • jet 6 years ago

      thanks a lot mr soni!!

      more power to you

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure jet.

    • jet 6 years ago

      mr soni!

      my mom asking if oralhealth avamin melts is already available here in philippines?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Brother I am not sure of this. Please check with your local pharmacist regarding the same.

    • jet 6 years ago

      sir soni how to use honey?

      any kind of honey is ok to use?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes jet, you can use any branded honey. It's okay to use.

    • Missy  6 years ago

      hi hub,

      i have a mouth ulcer at the moment. It makes me really stresed when it doesn't go away. i have had it for adleast 2 months now and every night and morning i do the salt water trick. sometimes it will go down but then it will quickly get big again. i try not to bite it and sometimes skip meals so that the food doesn't irratate it. Nothing works and i am begginging to get really depressed about it. sometimes i even cry. i am embarrased to kiss my boyfriend because of it. i really need it gone by this week but it just keeps getting bigger! i have been to the docter and he said it will go away otherwise they could do a medical procedure on it where they cut it off but i cant deal with pain and i dont know how long it will take to heal. please, please help me!!! i almost cry every night because of it. i hate it and i want it to go away!

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I don't know why your doctor has given up so early and wants to try to treat it surgically by excising it. This is cruel as there are several remedies mentioned above. I think you should try honey treatment I have mentioned above,. Try for two more days and don't stress out so much. Stress increases mouth ulcers. If not feel better in two days, go ahead for Orahealth Avamin Melts also mentioned above and it will go away. What happens is that when we have a mouth ulcer and we do not soothe it, then we keep on irritating it with our fingers, tongue, or teeth. Most of the time mouth ulcers go way as soon as we sooth them and forget them that they are with us and pain and constant irritation does not let us feel it can go away so fist step should be to sooth with honey and if no improvement buy an oral sore anesthetizing gel and apply on your mouth ulcers. It will soothe your constant pain and irritation by anesthetizig the area and then after some time your ulcers will completely go away. Best of luck Missy.

      Don't worry so much. You will be able to kiss your boyfriend.

    • Drake 6 years ago

      hey hub. great pages but i was wondering if you knew of any treatments that could get rid of the ulcer in 24 hours? I have tried the honey trick and it doesn't work. thanks

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It is not possible to get treated with mouth ulcers in 24 hours. I honey does not work for you, then you can try oral sore anesthetizing gel for instant relief of pain and irritation and apply it according to directions. You ulcer will heal in 72 hours.

    • 123456 6 years ago

      Will the honey thing work if you just apply it to the ulcer? Or do u have to gargle it?

      Also, you can get your doctor to prescribe you viscous lidocaine. It doesn't heal the ulcer, but it numbs it very, very, very, very well.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's what I have talked above, you just told us the generic name of the oral sore anesthetizing gel mentioned above, viscous lidocaine, thanks for that. Yes it works as an anesthetic and numbs away the oral sores for some time being and in between that period if a person will keep on applying and gargling with honey, it will take away the sores completely.

    • ben lee 6 years ago

      very helpful thank to you and you granny

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Ben Lee. My granny is no more but her advice and love has remained with us.

    • Orpheus 6 years ago

      You might try to see if you can get a medicine called Aphthasol (generic name amlexanox). It won't prevent the sores but it helps to greatly cut down their length and severity.

      I'm starting to wonder if bananas are my problem. I've been getting these things non-stop again after quite a while free of them. I notice that after I eat a banana my mouth stings/tingles a little. Anyway, thanks for the info.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Orpheus, thanks a lot for telling us about Aphthasol (amlexanox) medicine to calm up mouth ulcers. I will check it out today.

    • Ravz 6 years ago

      Hi same here, after eating banana I get a lot of mouth ulcers, that's why, now I stay away from them

    • Blonde 6 years ago

      I have been havin MU for all my childhood but My MU disappeaed 10 years back when i Started Smoking, but 6 mothes back it became to appear again from the next week I stopped smoking.

      What do you think?

    • guest 6 years ago

      Cammomile extract poured directly on a swab and then applied to the sore helps a lot to reduce pain (after initial application!) and heal fast.

    • dolie 6 years ago

      try cardamom burns but ulsers are out within hours

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Ravz, Blonde, guest, and dolie for providing your advice on treatment of mouth ulcers, but I am really surprised by the problem Blonde is having. She is getting rid of mouth ulcers with smoking. I don't know what it is?

    • annielisa 6 years ago

      i have a mouth ulcer right now

      mine are caused by bad diets cos i dont eat fruit or veg and i forget to brush my teeth reguraly so yea i feel very bad but plz dont upset me im only 12 and i get them all the time can someone plz find a cure?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I recommend you to buy Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Borax, 6C Pellets, 80-Count Tubes (Pack of 5) here:

      Apply directly to the mouth ulcers.

    • Jeet thapa 6 years ago

      Hi,thank u very much for valuable advices n experiences sharing. me too constanly suffer from ulcer.. So many thing I came to know like use of honey,drinking yes I m bad on this anyway I am changing my habites,I think banana also another reason which I usualy have during my fasting and after that I suffer.

      I would like to share I usualy feels burning sensation on stomatch and feel heavines on stomatch after that I started feeling pain spot bubbles on toung and then became ulcer..

      Lets see if I could heal permanently by following above remedies.. thanks...

    • ez 6 years ago

      betadine gargle really help me when i get mouth ulcers, just gargle 3-4 times a day and its a lot better.

    • Sally h. 6 years ago

      I'm am only 11 and ulcers kill me. I hate them. I read the comments above and none of those things happen to me. Except maybe get stressed. I hate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bryan 6 years ago

      I heard that brushing it to release the blood and then applying salt could help. truth or fact?

    • Drew 6 years ago

      I've had consistent ulsers since I can remember, i'm 17 now and i'm trying to figure out if i'm allergic to something like toothpaste or something.

    • Emmy 6 years ago

      I googled 'banana cause ulcer' and ended up here! Hahaha! It's uber comforting to know that i'm not weird and there're others like me! Lalala!

    • wyna 6 years ago

      when i get ulcer, i usually used bonjela =) it works for me... just feel numb for 3mins and the pain goes, few hrs later the ulcery thing disappear

    • James G 6 years ago

      I often get ulcers on the corners of the bottom lip, but as of late I've been getting ulcers on my gum that leaves me in excruciating pain.

      Currently I have one on my cheeck, 1 on my gum (on my bottom row of teeth), 1 right next to the previous ulcer though it is right on the part of my mouth where my lip attaches to my gum and I also have another one coming through on my gum in the center of my bottom row of teeth.

      I have no allergies and it hurts to brush the ulcers but I think tomorrow I'm going to get honey, salt, vegemite and maybe even some bonjella because I feel as if I can't even live with these ulcers. I can't talk for long periods of time because the over-movement of my mouth writhes me in pain, and when I eat I can only open my mouth the tiniest bit due to the ulcer on my gum/lip.

    • chit 5 years ago

      i have mouth sores all over my mouth it is so painful.i suffered for almost 1 a year. it cures after i take medrol for 1 week..but when i stop taking medrol my sores returned again .i suffered to much what will i do? please help me

    • Sam 5 years ago

      Yeah I bit my mouth twice a few days ago, one on my upper lip and one on my lower lip. They have both become some nasty ulcers and they are really really annoying. I just feel like tearing my lips off!

    • Phil 5 years ago

      Hi all you fellow ulcer sufferers. Bananas do appear to be a catalyst for me which is a bummer because i love them !! However i love more NOT having ulcers so Goodbye bananas.

      I am just into my Banana free period & all is good so will keep you posted. I have used various treatments all of which help the pain but never treat the cause.

    • anupama 5 years ago of my frnd is havng prblm frm last 2-3 days...his mouth is bleedin nd cough nd vomit are comin outt,,,today on 13 april we chckd out frm docters bt report will be come out 2mmrw can u plzz help wat r dis signs of??

    • Phil 5 years ago

      Hi all, a quick update. A week on & NO ULCERS. even after biting my cheek while eating which usually always results in a whopper.

      Hope others are enjoying similar improvements.

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      Working Mum 5 years ago

      I often have mouth ulcer ( roughly every 3 months) even though I drink 8 glasses of plain water every day. May be due to work stress or lack of vitamin of B complex.

    • abodi 5 years ago

      Hi , thank you for this subject....

      I have problem since when I child frequent ulcer in the mouth... if I eating spicy food it is comes .. and any gad drink as Coca-Cola.

      also I take many medications for treatment but If I take new medication and treated the ulcer and come again it will be not treated.

      ulcer take along time in my mouth two to three weeks.

    • Navin 5 years ago

      I have faced mouth ulcer lot of time previously. I was able to overcome it lot by taking food that increases the alkalainity of my stomach inspite of high stressful life.

      Below is good site with nice introduction about ph, acidity and alkalanity.

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much jeet thapa, ez, sally, bryan, drew, emmy, wyna, james, chit, sam, Phil, Anupama, Working Mum, abodi, and Navin for your comments and sharing your experience about getting rid of mouth ulcers. I am happy that you all enjoyed this hub and were able to treat this problem.

    • annomyous 5 years ago

      hi, im having mouth ulcer now..i have a total of 3 mouth ulcers..2 at the side of my lips and 1 just beside my wisdom tooth..when i apply bonjela, the 2 from the lips will sting..but the 1 beside my wisdom tooth doesn't feel a it even a mouth ulcer? how do i treat it? i cant eat or bite, cuz it has become sore and whenever i open my mouth i will touch it..please help me

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello anonymous, I am really concerned about your case but from what you have written, you need to urgently meet an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) in your area who would be first of all able to diagnose your problem with proper physical examination.

    • annomyous 5 years ago

      hi again, i tried using honey like you suggested to the others..i actually felt some pain at the ulcer beside my wisdom in this case is it still something abnormal?

      if using honey, how many days does it take to heal?

      can i apply bonjela after using honey or vise versa?

    • hahahaha 5 years ago

      hi i just had an ulcer 1 week ago and it came back( on my lower lip near the gum) and it husrt if i hold my lower lip and eat(it may seam disgusting) but when iget bored i find myself eatin smethin not eating disorder

      on the symptoms u described i get 1-4 but not 5-7

      i have no problem taking or drinking just eating

      is it bad if it comes back on the very spot it was on

      i brush daily and eat many fruits eg banana, oranges, mango, watermelon, strawberry, cheries(am a party girl)and balance my diet and i have no stress at all

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      raxit02 5 years ago from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      Dear Soni, you did a wonderful job by writing and sharing this hub. I would like to convey my hats-off to you. Share more like this hubs. You are very welcomed to this place.

      Best Wishes,


    • damian 5 years ago

      Hi. I have two ulcers on my top lip. Have tried many things, including Iglu. Not much good to be honest. Had ulcers all my life but can go 6 weeks or so without any. But when they come back, they come back with a vengeance! Not tried honey. Do i apply it to the ulcer as they are on my lip? TCP used to speed up recovery, but not this time round. :(

    • theAUTHORisA-LIAR 5 years ago

      author you probably mislead me and the other hundreds of thousands of other people who are honestly looking for a remedy for mouth ulcers yet all you did is made a BIG lie by telling us that honey would cure it but IT DIDN'T! LIAR!

    • michelle p 5 years ago


      av been having mouth ulcers ever since i filled my tooth.

      I feel a lot of pain and also the tooth that i filled pains too i need help. how do i finish this disease? its so irritating.

    • Johnna Kramer 5 years ago

      will the honey treatment sting? Be honest because I have an ulser so bad I can't smile, laugh, barely talk or eat and I'm starving.! So does it sting.?

    • Tarun 5 years ago


      i Have an ulcer from last couple of yrs....i took medicine but it not work....i need permanent solution for this.What should i do??

    • shobha 5 years ago

      HI all, there is a trusted way 2 get rid of mouth ulcers.try once there is 100 percent cure . in the morning on empty stomach drink lots of water, after 2 minutes with your brush or fingers throw out all water , u vill feel bitter water coming out . u vil also feel bit tired , repeat it every week , even there vill b no foul smell from mouth, ulcers happens because of bad stomach , try 2 eat fibre , at least must give it a try once

    • Halita 5 years ago

      What a lovely and helpful site. I'm off to try some honey now! Thank you.

    • waqs 5 years ago

      i have this ulcer today this is a very painfull i am drinking coold water and milk but i am not right now. i think this is a couse of stomach ulcer .

    • Awaz 5 years ago

      Ok, so i think I had an allergic reaction to some medicine and now I have 100's of ulcers in my mouth.. I have tried everything, Listerine, Honey, peroxide, water, saltwater, yogurt, medication... and they are actually increasing in number.

      and this is the first time in my life that it has been like this.

      I feel so bad for you fellow humans that have to deal with this sh!t every month or so.

      I have to say that i can't even think of life without this pain... I cannot talk, eat, sleep...

      what have I done to deserve this???

      Oh Lord help me!!!

      I am gonna try prayer as well.

      Tell my wife I love her man!

    • Mrs.York 5 years ago

      Tried it ... So far so great .. Thanx lots love

    • Matthias 5 years ago

      Bananas are the main cause for me as well. Same with Dubble Bubble gum and to some extend chocolate.

    • Cassie 5 years ago

      I think were just going to have to deal with them

    • Eish :( 5 years ago

      A month back I had a bout of mouth ulcers and its come up again (a month later). Been to a couple docs etc.. So far.. This what I've been advised.. When you feel it starting, take acyclovir which helps reduce severity.

      I had it bad so I've been on prednizone and Zelitrex.

      Warm salt water for gargling burns open sores but add a bit of bicarbonate soda.. its more alkaline so doesn't burn.. gives some temporary relief.

      And I've smeard some honey on before sleeping which burns and tingles a bit at first..

      But with all that... It seems 2 weeks is what it takes to clear!

    • Palash 5 years ago

      A good remedy. Thnx to ur grandmother!

    • Ulcerboy 5 years ago

      I think guys you all should try applying glycerin it will pain a little but it will cure your ulcer quickly.

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      Shwetha Shetty 5 years ago

      Excellent Tips soni. Thanks for sharing

    • Niizo 5 years ago

      Thanks soni! I have a really painful mouth ulcer on the back of my tongue. I just had quite a big filling done on the toothe next to it and all of a sudden it feels quite sharp, is that because it is and has caused the ulcer or because my ulcer's more sensitive than the rest of my mouth? Also thanks for telling us about the honey thing, I won't have to go and get corsodyl tomorrow! :D

    • Grace 5 years ago

      Omg, the wintermelon powder soothes my ulcers all the time! You should really try it! It's like oral aid but the only difference is that it doesn't hurt when you apply it on your ulcers. I really recommend it.

    • Naj 5 years ago

      thanks a million for the info it was really helpful

    • Naj 5 years ago

      thanks a million for the info it was really helpful

    • becca wilson 5 years ago

      is it normal for an ulcer to go inwards like a crater? because i have one that goes in like a hole :( please help!

    • jemz 5 years ago

      i have two ulcers in my mouth and it really helps if you just put salt straight on it. it hurts like hell but it works real good. salt mixed with warm water helps too. :)

    • Cera 5 years ago

      gargle with salt water really does help~although is a bit painful~take loads of fruits especially things like watermelon~~C:

    • Izzathariri 5 years ago

      I usually get my ulcers near the throat, its really irritating as i cant swallow anything, and usually when the ulcers are near my throat i usually get high fever, is that possible soni, and i cant seem to find the real thing to what i am allergic to, need advice somi thnx

    • Dhana 5 years ago

      I'm suffering from Mouth Sore for three days.Please help me to cure it.

    • Travolta 5 years ago

      Yes l have tried salt to burn off any mouth ulcers and l think it does work but you have to do it like 6 times a day to give you some relief and speed up the healing process.

      Vegimite should work to the same degree as it is very high in salt content.Use the normal vegemite and not the newer cheesymite which is blended with a cheese mixture.

      l am suffering at the moment and started the day with salt and salty water treatments and ended up using manuka honey. l have some relief and hope these will cure them much quicker.

    • rakesh 5 years ago

      my tongue is cuts many space and I am pain in cuts but not wound why i treat to this probles i am very mischief man . i am very cheap please help me iam completely faildown , very sad i not to meet any one with my personal problems

    • Heather 5 years ago

      I seem to have the banana allergy too...out of no where! Bummer!

    • Rajaram 5 years ago

      Is Vegemite available in India?

    • Unanticipating... 5 years ago

      Recently ,I have a big painful cut on my lip ,and I so know that it's gonna turn into an ulcur cuz' I've had ulcurs all my life (11 years). It's Saturday , so I have the whole Sunday to fuss over it. I've written a full page about how to cure them ;I've got my jug of honey ,a cup of wintermelon tea, a can of salt , a gallon of water with 2 cups( one for backup ),and finally -highlighted ,printed ,read copy of the instructions from Soni2006. I am prepared to do this.

    • Natalie 5 years ago

      I love pineapples

    • TrixGin 5 years ago

      FYI: Bacteria can not grow in honey, that maybe the reason it helps with mouth ulcers because so much bacteria develops in the mouth. With the use of honey it cuts the bacteria content of the mouth allowing the ulcer to heal.

    • DrewS 5 years ago

      I've had mouth ulcers for over 30 years. I would suggest swilling the mouth with warm milk or a milk based drink to aleviate the pain and brush your teeth with a natural toohtpaste as regular toothpaste contains Sodium lauryl sulfate which is an irritant. Personally I feel alcohol is a major culprit along with stress. Hope this helps...

    • maya 5 years ago

      hey guys mouth ulcers can also be healed temporary by pomegranate sauce, its a thick sauce that stings the ulcer and helps it heal quicker. just handle the pain for a couple of seconds and doing this twice a day will help heal it in no time. the sauce is usually used in middle eastern foods and can be bought from any african or middle eastern shop. hope this helps!

    • Roisin rafferty 5 years ago

      hey i get mouth ulsers all the time but i notice that it is always after a night out drinking...?

    • Rakesh Bajaj 5 years ago

      I was suffering from mouth ulcers for the last thirty years. I tried Allopathic,Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic treatment but of no avail.By taking naturopathic treatment I am fully cured . I have cured many persons.To know more pl contact at my

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Sipping water regularly does help. Great info!

    • Rakesh Bajaj 5 years ago

      I can cure mouth ulcers by naturopathy.Pl contact at my emailID:

    • Neha 5 years ago

      I am suffering from mouth ulcers since my childhood. My mother always scolds me for not having plenty of water. Bt I always remember this by the pain odf the ulcers in my mouth. I am sharing wd u 1 home remedy told by my mother which can help:-

      soak Canna Edulus( Sabja) for 10-15 mins in small amount of water. Mix them with coold milk. Add some sugar if you want. And have it like a cold- coffe. :-)

      It really helps to reduce the pain.


    • Chris 4 years ago

      Many mouth ulcers are caused by sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is a common foaming agent in most tooth past and mouth wash. Switch to a tooth paste that is SLS free and your mouth ulcers may go away and never return! Hope that helps.

    • Peter B. 4 years ago

      For over 20 years I have suffered with mouth ulcers, stomach problems and other health related items. A few months ago I quit using most toothpastes (I had tried many brands) quite by accident a friend offered me some toothpaste to try. It worked no more problems seems that most of the other toothpastes I had been using contained fluoride and other items. The toothpaste I was loaned and tried contains not of these detrimental chemicals.

      If you have been searching for an answer to crap toothpaste look at the following website

      to read about the great toothpaste (Toxic free) I am now using.

    • Sian 4 years ago

      I have been getting mouth ulcers for years and nothing is helping, it starts off on a gum them spreads rapidly over my lips. Its so bad i cant even close my mouth. My lips have lost the top layer of skin and are all crusty and scabby, i can hardly talk and cant eat unless i try and chuck tiny bits of food to the back of my throat. Every time i cough or sneeze my lips burst open! My face is swollen and its agony. Every docotor i have seen has told me a different thing. It takes up to 3 weeks to heal and i loose so much weight im even more sick!

    • baba 4 years ago

      can eating curd decrease mouth ulcers ? please help me fast , because its a lot pain

    • kirti 4 years ago

      i am 10 month years old . my mother have mouth ulcers for a long period of time . i am an infant child. so i am also suffered from mouth ulcer . so behind the reason is genetically . so please tell me how i prevent from mouth ulcers . thanks.

    • bob 4 years ago

      I try using backing soda. It helps me big time. You should try it

    • sahab jan 4 years ago

      thanks for informations.

    • Vinay 4 years ago

      1)Try to apply dento gel in the early stage of an ulcer

      2) wash ur mouth for evry hour wid a pinched salt dissolved it it

      3) drinking cool drink , smokin and alcohol consumption shud be strictly avoided

      4) amla , rich in c vitamin shud be taken

      5) use tooth powders when u brush

      6) spit out saliva fOr every hour and drink water in large amount and then apply the pain reliver gels

      Am sure dat ur ulcers wud vanish within a day or two

    • Mustafa saahil 4 years ago

      Thanks dear for sharing the facts about ulcer...

      I m also a medical students and suffers from very stress and tense situations during exame.

      so I always suffers from mouth ulcers during my preparation.

      Now plz tell me what should I do to face these stressful situations and ulcers?

    • Arshia Koundal 4 years ago

      hai I am arshia I am feeling so much pain bcoz of these mouth ulcers I am not feeling well bcoz of them I haven't take food for two days it's to difficult to take food I am starving & I really miss my mom bcoz I am in hostel

    • arpita 4 years ago

      i suffer often from mouth ulcer & its really pain full...i drink alot of water,eat fruits and vegetables..keep my oral cavity spite of all these,i've again caught by this painful disease...what's the way to heal it permanently?

    • Danish 4 years ago

      i had suffer from mouth ulcer!!! its hurt i can't eat or drink

    • Akki 3 years ago

      I always has problem with mouth ulcers, they remain for days , i tried oral gels but still it doesn't go away .. will honey really help me ??

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      Rajinder Soni 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes honey is effective and there are several other medicines. Don't bear the pain for too long.

    • Kaaa 3 years ago

      i have an ulcer but i have no honey ! any ideas ?

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      Rajinder Soni 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      You can buy honey from any supermarket or purchase it online.

    • apthita lekhi 20 months ago

      Healthy Information..

      Ulcers are common in heat, this insight will definitely help us from this health issues. When I had ulcers, taking food was the main issue my Dietitian at he suggested me good diet at that point of time ..

      Thank you for sharing this health problem and its solution..

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