Mouth Ulcers, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

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Mouth Ulcers are painful. They make swallowing of food and drinking difficult for a person and in extreme cases person might feel difficulty in speaking as well. They usually appear in the mouth or at the base of our gums.

Ulcers in mouth commonly known as Canker sores are not contagious and often go away within a week or so but if they last longer than this visit your nearest doctor now.

In this article, we will discuss the causes and treatments of Canker sores. Let’s discuss the causes first:


  • Minor mouth injury during dental work can become a cause of ulcer
  • Brushing hard or accidental bite
  • Usage of expired mouthwash or toothpaste
  • Some foods especially acidic ones such as Lemon, strawberry, Pineapples can trigger sores
  • Eating too hot can often cause it to happen
  • Dental braces can cause them too
  • Bacterial and fungal infections are often a cause of sores
mouth ulcer
mouth ulcer

All of the above-mentioned points indicate the reasons behind the ulcers now we will talk about conditions in which you should seek medical help instantly, you can also consult with the best Gastroenterologist in Karachi.

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Risk Factors.

  • Round & Large size ulcers
  • Appearance of new mouth ulcer before the old one heals
  • Painless sores that last for more than three weeks
  • Extreme stingy pain that doesn’t get better with any natural remedy or with OTC medication
  • High fever accompanied by canker sores
  • Seek medical help if mouth ulcer extends to the lips

Most of the mouth ulcers get healed on their own but if you get them very often, cause you extreme pain and don’t disappear within a week then treatment is a must. Following are some of the treatments that can be followed to get a relief.

mouth ulcer
mouth ulcer
  • Mix salt and baking soda in a water and rinse your mouth with it.
  • Baking soda paste can be applied to an ulcer
  • Rinse mouth with cold water
  • Benzoxazine or Orajel can be used for instant relief
  • Nutritional supplements like folic acid, vitamin B-6, and zinc
  • Use topical paste
  • Placing moist tea-bag can also soothe ulcers

All of the above-mentioned pointers are useful remedies to get rid of Ulcers but if you are still facing mouth sore or any other symptom then you can also book the best Gastroenterologist in Islamabad.

Avoid chewing fastly to avoid accidental bites, don’t take a lot of stress, maintain oral hygiene, brush softly and take adequate rest and sleep to get away with medicines.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.

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