MOUTH ULCERS

Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores or aphthous ulcers, are very common and seem to be associated with poor immunity, wheat sensitivity, Coeliac Disease, Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Usually the ulcers are shallow with a yellowish base and pale edges, they last from two days to a couple of weeks.

The events which result in the formation of aphthous ulceration are complex, current evidence suggests that in response to stimulation by a variety of oral antigens [ bacteria, fungus, chemicals, mercury amalgams, flouride toothpaste], an inappropriate immune response is produced.

 

TREATMENT

Check for food sensitivity, most common – coffee, nuts, chocolate, citrus fruit, wheat,dairy.

Gargle with glycerine in water prior to meals.

Increase Iron, Folic acid and Vit B12 rich foods, 12% of patients with recurrent mouth ulcers are deficient in these nutrients.

Emotional and stress factors play a role in recurrent ulcers, relaxation and meditation might be of value.

Replace mercury amalgams if necessary, do not use flouride toothpaste.

Reports of prevention of mouth ulcers by taking 20 – 25 mg elemental Zinc daily.

Clinic results with topical application of vegemite and supplement of Calcium ascorbate,  L-Lysine, Dandelion, Vitamin A and cell salt Kali Mur.

Professional advice from a Naturopath regards strength of dosage for some of the above supplements is essential.   I can be contacted on 0427 239 676.

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