Homeopathic Remedies For Mouth Ulcers

What are mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers or mouth sores are rather common white or yellow coloured oval or round-shaped sores found in the mouth, especially in the cheek areas and can be extremely painful.  There are various types of mouth ulcers however the more common types are cold sores and canker sores also known as aphthous ulcers.

Mouth ulcers tend to strike women more than men.  They also tend to affect those aged between 16 to 25 years old more frequently and rarely affects those age over 55 years.  For most people, mouth ulcers may occur only occasionally however some more unfortunate ones may end up with recurrent mouth ulcers.

Causes of mouth ulcers

The causes of mouth ulcers are varied and may include:

  • Blood abnormalities
  • Family history
  • Food triggers especially acidic foods such as citrus fruits, excessively salty foods or hot drinks
  • Hormone changes
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Thrush
  • Trauma such as accidental biting
  • Viral infections such as the herpes simplex virus in herpetic gingivostomatitis, the Coxsackie A virus in hand, foot and mouth disease, the Varicella Zoster virus in shingles and chicken pox,
  • Mouth cancer – mouth ulcers will usually appear as the initial symptom of a mouth cancer especially if the mouth sore or mouth ulcer is unexplainable and not healing.  Smokers and older people should be especially take note of this fact as they are at higher risk of getting mouth cancer.
  • Adverse reactions to medications
  • Allergy
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Coeliac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • HIV
  • Lupus
  • Gastrointestinal diseases such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome or IBS
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Sore throat
  • Syphilis
  • Scurvy
  • Skin diseases such as angina bullosa haemorrhagica and lichen planus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley fever
  • Cryptococcosis
  • North American Blastomycosis
  • After undergoing radiotherapy to the neck and head region
  • After undergoing chemotherapy
  • Ill-fitting dentures or dental braces
  • Injuries caused by a toothbrush
  • Smoking cessation especially within the first week although in some cases, the mouth ulcers can drag on from one month or even years.

Symptoms of mouth ulcers

Some of the more common symptoms may include painful blisters inside the mouth, on the tongue, on the gums or inside the cheeks.  In some cases pus may form in the blisters.  Another common symptom is foul breath.

Homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic remedies are effective for easing the pain of mouth ulcers, reducing inflammation and helping the tissues to heal.  By just placing a few pills of the selected remedy inside the lips or near the gums then allowing them to dissolve slowly, can help to greatly bring pain relief and eventually healing of the blisters or mouth ulcers.  Make sure to repeat 6 times daily.

Symptoms: Blisters forming inside the lips or on the tongue, bleeding ulcers or painful gumboils
Homeopathic medicine: Borax
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Mouth ulcers that are full of pus, purple, breath has fetid smell, gums are spongy and has painful boils
Homeopathic medicine: Merc Sol
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Mouth ulcers are painful and bleeds easily, open wounds
Homeopathic medicine: Nitric
Potency: 30