Jun 232012
 

Cracked Corners of Mouth – Vitamin Deficiency Or Something Else?

If you have cracked corners of mouth, a vitamin deficiency could be a contributory factor. If you have lip fissures radiating horizontally from the edges, then it is likely to be the very common condition known as Angular Cheilitis.

There can be various causes of the condition but there is one common fact-it is extremely painful and very difficult to eradicate. The most common cause is an overgrowth of bacteria on the corners of the mouth which cause cracking and splitting. This could happen due simply to pen sucking, finger biting or badly fitting dentures or braces. Many people believe that it could be a vitamin deficiency and there is evidence to suggest that a lack of iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid can all be contributory factors.

If you visit your doctor you may well be prescribed hydro cortisone cream or steroids. Mostly these are ineffective. Indeed most sufferers find that their attacks increase in severity over a period of time until it becomes a permanent feature. This is because if left untreated, the bacterial infection often becomes fungal in nature and then extremely difficult to shift.

Whatever the cause of your cracked corners of mouth-a vitamin deficiency or simply excessive drooling due to the other factors mentioned, the way to clear angular cheilitis up very quickly is to prevent oxygen hitting the area as without that, neither bacteria or fungus can thrive. Other measures, such as taking vitamin supplements or stopping the source of the moisture will help in the longer term but as you might appreciate, dietary measures could take literally months to take effect and you need to get rid of the cracked corners of mouth quickly and eliminate the pain now-not weeks or months down the line!

Of course if you suspect a vitamin deficiency is to blame, then it would be wise to take the appropriate supplements alongside any other treatment.

If you have had cracked lip corners or scabs for more than a couple of days, it is likely that the condition has taken hold. If you would like to look at pictures that can help you verify your own condition, you can download this simple and effective overnight cure from the Angular Chelitis Foundation.

This cure will dry out the condition within hours, providing fast and permanent relief. Please visit Angular Cheilitis Treatment. It doesn’t matter if your cracked corners of mouth are a vitamin deficiency or due to another reason-this will work fast!

About the author: Annie writes about a range of health conditions and their natural solutions. One of her elderly relatives suffered from Angular Cheilitis and this is how she came about finding the solution which she now recommends.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/cracked-corners-of-mouth-vitamin-deficiency-or-something-else-2669958.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Chapped lips,darkening around mouth, cracked corners of mouth?
    So last week I my lips were getting really chapped and stuff. So I bought burts beeswax, menthol one. Over the course idk what happen. But now my lips are really horrible they get dry, itchy. Around my mouth the skin is getting dark and is getting mini-bumps. And the corner of my mouth has like cuts. I don’t know whether it’s the weather. But I feel horrible in school, and I’m usually well groomed. So i feel extra bad. I have a pic included. And any advice is thanked. even the ones making fun of me =D

    http://i53.tinypic.com/4rdnpx.jpg

    lmao thx meagan
    Any solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Looks like you’re into anal kissing,

  2. QUESTION:
    Help! The corners of my mouth/lips have been super dry and cracked the last couple days since I had a cold?
    I had a bad cold about a week ago, and my lips got dry and chapped from breathing through my mouth – but now my cold is over, and my lips aren’t chapped anymore, but for some reason the corners of my mouth are super dry and cracked……I’ve been putting Neosporin on them to try to help heal/moisturize them….but it’s not helping at all….it hurts and I can barely open my mouth very big…

    So my question is, Do you know of any good healing, moisturizing lip treatments that could help heal the cracked corners of my mouth? thank you very much!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ouch! I know exactly how that feels and I tried everything as I had the same thing pretty much all winter last year, so sore and ugly too. Finally the best and only thing that worked was Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, made in Australia – it’s completely natural and really good for on lips and mouth. Great for burns, cuts, insect bites, nappy rash etc.
      Not sure where you are, but it was easily available at the local chemist.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is it? Around my lips: Chapped skin. Red. Dry Flakey. Cracked corners of mouth.?
    Lips are fine, but the area around it is driving me nuts. It’s been this way for about 3 weeks now. I’ve tried all sorts of things, including: Chapstick, Campho Phenique, Neosporin and Aveno oatmeal lotion. I dont now what else to try, and it isn’t going away. Any ideas of what it is or what I should try? Thanks, -Kevin

    • ANSWER:
      dry skin…put some neosporin on it

  4. QUESTION:
    Help! my lips are all dry & cracked around the corners of my mouth?
    And on both sides they are all crusty looking & red. It kind of looks like I have two cold sores in both corners of my mouth? I have been using chapstick like crazy & it wont go away. I think it is from dental floss rubbing against them, but I have tried different brands? I can’t not brush & floss my teeth. Does anyone know what else I can use on them?

    • ANSWER:
      Try neosporin. I had the same problem and I constantly used chap stick and it wasn’t helping. My mom recommended neosporin so I put that on 3 times a day and it helped big time.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to cure lips that are cracked at the corners?
    With the change in the weather, my lips have cracked at the corners, and won’t seem to heal. (I’m assuming because every time you open your mouth, the cracks re-open). Does anyone have a cure for this? I’ve tried all kinds of over-the-counter lip ointments, as well as vitamin E. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Most chapped lips are actually because the saliva has digestive enzymes that “eat” the skin on the lips. Then bacteria takes over, causing the itching and irritation. I’ve found that balms actually extend chapped lips conditions. The best cure I’ve found is applying hydrogen peroxide to the lips. Sometimes the lips are cured and silky smooth the next morning.

      Apply glossy lipstick on you lips, Use unflavored lip balm on your lips, Avoid flavored tooth paste, Use a humidifier to humidify your lips, Increase intake of water and other non alcoholic liquids, Rub cucumber slice on your lips, Apply margosa leaf extract on your lips, Put some aloe vera gel on your lips, Take a saline bath

      Vitamin A is very important for the growth and repair of the skin. See to it that your diet provides you with sufficient quantity of vitamin A. Carrots, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables are the good sources of vitamin A.

      Make a vitamin rich juice by adding 1 tbsp. of water cress, carrot and spinach juice, 2 tbsp. wheat germ oil, one glass of tomato juice, and 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast. Eat whole grains, legumes and nutritional yeast.

      If home remedies do not work than it is advisable to see a dermatologist as soon as possible.


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Apr 232012
 

Chapped Lips Treatment – Get Your Lips More Beautiful

Chapped lips give new meaning to the expression “crack a smile.” When your lips are sore, red, and peeling, even a little grin can crack them wide open. No wonder you feela”and looka”like Oscar the Grouch. So put those lips back in the pink with these tips. They’ll help bring a smile to your face.

Following are the causes of chapped, cracked or dry lips Over exposure to the cold or windy conditions, Over exposure to the sun, Allergies to cosmetic products, Infections, Drugs, Dehydration, Kawasaki disease, Macrocytosis, Riboflavin deficiency, Sjogren’s syndrome, Frequent use of soaps and other chemicals, Deficiency of vitamin A, B and C, Smoking, History of skin disorder When the lips are chapped or dry do not attempt to lick them, this will make you feel better only for short time. Once the saliva evaporates the condition will worsen. Your lips could be in problem because of your ill-fitting dentures, in such case consult your dentist.

Vitamin A is also important for repair of skin. Ensure that your diet includes vitamin A rich ingredients like carrots, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains and legumes. You can also have a vitamin rich juice made up of 1 tbsp. of water cress, carrot and spinach juice, 2 tbsp. wheat germ oil, one glass of tomato juice, and 1 tbsp. of nutritional yeast.

The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage and dry the sensitive skin on your lips in the same way they can harm the skin on other parts of your body. Indeed, the lips are a common site for skin cancer, since they don’t contain melanin, a pigment (coloring) that helps protect skin from ultraviolet rays. Certain skin cancers that appear on the lips may be more serious and more likely to spread, too, so if you’ll be out in the sun, use a lip balm that contains sunscreen. Choose a product that has an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or higher.

Stay away from citrus fruits like lemons or oranges because when you eat them the juice will seep out and it will get into the cracks in Ur lips and it’ll sting. Bad. Put lots of Vaseline on your lips and it should heal fast. If your gonna use the twist-up kind, don’t use the scented or perfume-y kinds because that will feel as horrible as the lemons. Note: when you put Chap Stick on your lips you should smile. This will stretch out your lips and get the Chap Stick into the cracks, were it really helps.

Unlike your skin, lips lack the natural oils needed to protect against drying winter winds and the low humidity of indoor heating. And lips are easily burned by the sun’s rays (which do double damage when reflecting off snow) because they contain no melanin, the pigment in the rest of the skin that causes freckles and suntan. But here’s how to give the kiss-off to chapped lips and smile without wincing through those dry winter months.

About the author: Read about Breast Enlargement. Also read about Home Remedies and Hair Loss Products Hair Loss Solution

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/chapped-lips-treatment-get-your-lips-more-beautiful-406035.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can I do for very chapped corners of mouth?
    I’ve tried Chap stick, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Neosporin LT, but nothing seems to work. I feel like every time I take a bite of something they reopen. Any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      If what you mean by chapped corners of your mouth is that the corners are Cracking or Splitting…all the Carmex,Chap-Stick,Blistex, Neosporin etc…in the world won’t do anything. Splitting of the skin is a Vitamin B2 deficiency…get a Good Multi B Vitamin from the Health Food Store and begin taking them daily when you eat your breakfast or lunch the cracking will clear up within a week..Make sure you are staying hydrated…drink at least 64 oz of water daily.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why are the corners of my mouth chapped? I’ve explained it more below.?
    The Corners of my lips have been chapped like for a few days and even after putting on Carmex regularly they have not gotten better. Why is this? Is there something i can do to stop it because it is painful whenever i open my mouth to eat or drink and uncomfortable to talk.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Can breastfeeding deplete your body of nutrients to cause chapped lips or cracking of mouth corners?
    So I was just wondering… I am a 1st time mommy and I am breastfeeding my 11 week old daughter. Lately, my lips have been really chapped and now the corners of my mouth are cracking. It hurts and I’ve been putting on vitamin E and vaseline, chap stick, everything! But nothing is working. Is it possible that this is due to some vitamin or nutrient deficiency because of all the breastfeeding??? Anyone have an opinion? Suggestion?
    I am taking prenatal vitamins and I do drink quite a bit of water throughout the day. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      In the beginning I didn’t have enough milk, and my hair was falling out, and a few other things.
      Switching to a healthier more traditional diet helped a lot.
      I have enough milk for two babies.

      “Breastfeeding mothers do not need to worry about their diets. As long as they are getting enough calories, their milk will be fine.” This is the dogma of most of the groups promoting breastfeeding throughout the world. “The message that diet has an influence on milk quality will discourage mothers from breastfeeding,” they say.

      Typical advice to pregnant women is as follows: “Include fruits, vegetables, grains, meat or meat alternative and lowfat milk products in your diet every day. Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol.” Lactating women are advised to eat “vitamin-A rich foods” such as “carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes and cantaloupe.” Above all, say the “experts,” don’t worry too much about what you eat. “Your diet does not have to be ‘perfect’ to nourish your baby well.[...]
      “What is less well known is that the levels of LCPs in human breast milk greatly depend on the mother’s diet. An important 1997 study compared the fatty acid composition of breast milk of mothers in two Chinese provinces with that of Canadian mothers.11 Mothers in the traditional province of Chongqing had higher levels of milk fat than those from westernized Hong Kong, and higher levels of AA, due to a special period of feeding for the first four weeks after the birth of the baby during which Chongqing mothers consume up to ten eggs per day and large amounts of chicken and pork. The diet of Hong Kong mothers was much lower in fat and calories, but because of high fish consumption, their levels of DHA were as high as those of Chongqing mothers. But breast milk levels of AA and DHA in both provinces were much higher than those of Canadian mothers. ”

      http://www.westonaprice.org/children/breastfeed.html

      Diet for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers
      Cod Liver Oil to supply 20,000 IU vitamin A and 2000 IU vitamin D per day

      1 quart (or 32 ounces) whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows (learn more about raw milk on our website, A Campaign for Real Milk, www.realmilk.com)

      4 tablespoons butter daily, preferably from pasture-fed cows

      2 or more eggs daily, preferably from pastured chickens

      Additional egg yolks daily, added to smoothies, salad dressings, scrambled eggs, etc.

      3-4 ounces fresh liver, once or twice per week (If you have been told to avoid liver for fear of getting “too much Vitamin A,” be sure to read Vitamin A Saga)

      Fresh seafood, 2-4 times per week, particularly wild salmon, shellfish and fish eggs

      Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat

      Oily fish or lard daily, for vitamin D

      2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.

      Lacto-fermented condiments and beverages

      Bone broths used in soups, stews and sauces

      Soaked whole grains

      Fresh vegetables and fruits

      AVOID:

      Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils)
      Junk foods
      Commercial fried foods
      Sugar
      White flour
      Soft drinks
      Caffeine
      Alcohol
      Cigarettes
      Drugs (even prescription drugs)

      http://www.westonaprice.org/children/dietformothers.html

      And all that stuff tastes good too! Well I haven’t been brave enough to eat the liver yet though, I’m working up too it! Raw Milk makes the best ice cream and cakes. And eating more steak is wonderful.

  4. QUESTION:
    Majorly chapped lips in the corners of my mouth. Not a cold sore, but so chapped they bleed!?
    I have tried everything…Neosporin for lips, Chapstick overnight lip treatment, camphophenique. They have been chapped for over 3 weeks now, nothing seems to help. I am 29 and have never had this before, just woke up and they were soo chapped in the corners, it is almost like they are fusing together, and when i open my mouth to eat the corners bleed. It is soo embarrasing. I dont think it’s a cold sore, but i havent been officially diagnosed. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had the same thing happen… my dentist suggested I eat more red meat for B vitamins. I tried vitamin supplements, but it was the actual red meat that helped. Dentist said ground beef wouldn’t be the same as a nice beef steak.

      Sure enough, whenever I find the corners of my mouth cracking, if I eat some red meat, it clears up within a day or so.

      Disclaimer: Check with your physician before trying any major diet or lifestyle changes.

  5. QUESTION:
    Chapped lips,darkening around mouth, cracked corners of mouth?
    So last week I my lips were getting really chapped and stuff. So I bought burts beeswax, menthol one. Over the course idk what happen. But now my lips are really horrible they get dry, itchy. Around my mouth the skin is getting dark and is getting mini-bumps. And the corner of my mouth has like cuts. I don’t know whether it’s the weather. But I feel horrible in school, and I’m usually well groomed. So i feel extra bad. I have a pic included. And any advice is thanked. even the ones making fun of me =D

    http://i53.tinypic.com/4rdnpx.jpg

    lmao thx meagan
    Any solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Looks like you’re into anal kissing,


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Mar 132012
 

Is Angular Cheilitis Contagious?

Split mouth corners, also known as angular Cheilitis, Perleche, cheilitis, or Stomitis is an embarrassing, distressing fungal bacterial infection occurring in the corners of the mouth. The corners of the mouth ulcerate painfully with disgusting crusty red, angry-looking areas.

The deep angled punctures look a little like paper cuts that have become grossly infected. The condition happens more frequently in cold weather although some folks have the irritating condition year around, and in severe cases it can hang on for years.

The chancres are not contagious or dangerous, but they’re quite painful to the point of making it hard to eat or laugh or even talk. Persistent sufferers become shy and quiet. They’re called all types of names like ‘aids kid’, or ‘syphilis face’. Who could be tempted to even hold hands with a persistent victim, or dare to think about kissing him.

Complete strangers stare and make ignorant assumptions about you when you have the red crusty sores in the corners of your mouth. Your Doctor commonly gives you a script that is a greasy topical cream and when you apply it to the corners of the mouth you’re continually trying not to eat it.

Now, you definitely have the power to naturally control the indications of angular Cheilitis right in your own home or if need be from your lavatory at work. It’s been discovered the Candida fungal bacteria, the bacteria that is responsible for Angular Cheilitis cannot live without moisture.

So, get rid of the moisture and you will get rid of the fungal bacteria which cause the nasty, red, crusty mouth corner cracks. Sounds simple and so it is. The treatment is certain to work for everyone.

You can download the ultra simple solution to eliminate the embarrassing and painful signs of cracked corners of the mouth now and within mins be on your way to wiping out this condition from your physical and private life.

About the author: C.M. Britt researches and writes about emerging natural health treatments. Visit Angular Chelitis Cure site where you can immediately download the all-natural recipe and easy instructions to naturally cure your painful and embarrassing split mouth corners.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/is-angular-cheilitis-contagious-1291839.html


Mar 052012
 

Mouth Ulcer Treatment

The open sores which appear in the mouth are called as mouth ulcers. They are white or yellow in color, and are generally accompanied with a sharp pain, which is felt most when the person is eating. The pain is quite acute when salty or spicy food passes over the ulcer. Mouth ulcers can occur anywhere in the mouth – on the inner surface of the cheeks, lips, tongue, palate and at the base of the gums.In most reported cases, mouth ulcers starts off with a sort of tingling or burning sensation at the spot where the future mouth ulcer will occur. After a few days, a blister forms in the mouth with the top quickly sloughed off resulting in a red spot or a bump, which will then be followed by an open ulcer. The mouth ulcer appears as a white or yellow oval with an inflamed red border. Sometimes a white circle or halo around the lesion can be seen. The grey, white, or yellow colored area within the red boundary is due to the formation of layers of fibrin around the ulcer.

Many mouth ulcers often seem to start off as a small bubble or blister which then becomes open and ulcerated and this is when the pain really starts. However, they can be caused accidentally by someone biting themselves or there lips are so dry that they crack and then the ulcers begin to form on their lips.For long term relief from ulcer you need to take deglycyrrhizinated liquorice (DGL). It stimulates your body to produce protective mucus that encourages healing of mucous membranes, and fight bacteria that causes mouth ulcer. Buy chewable DGL tablets that have had compound glycyrrhizic acid removed as this acid can cause water retention and high blood pressure. Take one or two three times a day. Use it as often as you need. Try taking it for three months to solve the ulcer problem completely if you are suffering from chronic mouth ulcer.

Firstly, it should be brought to the fore what the worst type of mouth ulcer cure is. Purchasing external cold sore ointment and rubbing it into the inside of the mouth. I know, the packaging clearly says “For External Use Only”, however many cases have been reported of people mistakenly believing that “cold sore” and “mouth ulcer” are the same and ending up with a mouthful of completely un-useful and unhelpful ointment.Mouth ulcers are an indication of a run down condition and are best treated by improving the overall general health. They commonly occur after a course of antibiotics or recovering from influenza. Orthodox medicine puts them down to viruses – but I doubt this. They almost certainly are a form of allergy or sensitivity.

The development of an abscess ulceration is usually heralded by soreness or a burning feeling in the mouth; they are round or oval, less than five in number and under 10mm in diameter. Treatment is by the local application of steroids: Adcortyl (Triamcinolone) in Orabase, or by holding a steroid pellet containing either weak hydrocortisone or betamethasone, against the ulcer.Mouth ulcers are usually harmless and they will go away in a few days time. However, if your condition is very serious and you can’t get rid of it, it is best to consult your doctor as it may be due to viral infection or by other health problems.

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Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/mouth-ulcer-treatment-2070190.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Mouth Ulcer/Canker Sore for almost 2 months now! How can I get rid of it?
    I have had the same mouth ulcer/canker sore for the past 2 months now, it doesnt hurt or anything its just uncomfortbable its in the inside walls of my bottom lip, is there a way to get rid of this? or should I see a doctor? please help!
    To Paul: I have been eating bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches on a hard roll every morning – which is right around the time the sore appeared. could that be it?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a doctor. A lesion like that is abnormal.

  2. QUESTION:
    I need a remedy for a mouth ulcer/canker sore.?
    I bit my cheek really hard a few days ago and now I have a mouth ulcer (or some people call them canker sores) where I bit it. It is pretty big and painful. I have read up on all the home remedies out there (all the herbs, milk of magnesia, salt water, peroxide, even constipation remedies!) and want to know which ones actually have worked for you. This ulcer is right in the center of my cheek so my top and bottom teeth brush it every time I open my mouth! I need some relief soon! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Brush your teeth so that the sore doesn’t become more infected, and then gargle with hydrogen peroxide for at least a minute. Do this twice a day after brushing your teeth and it will start to heal within a couple of days. This has ALWAYS worked for me. Salt water burns too much so this is a great alternative. You can also go to the store and get some Oragel (the kind you use for teething babies) and apply it directly to the sore for instant relief.

      Best of luck to you! I feel your pain!

  3. QUESTION:
    What do you do when you have an mouth ulcer / canker sore?
    I am just wondering on what methods people use to help cure one, or at least relive the pain?

    • ANSWER:
      gargle with salt water
      drink lots of water

  4. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of mouth ulcer (canker sore)?
    It’s become very annoying. My mouth and around my lips keep getting dry. I have 6 of these mouth ulcers!!
    Oh and around my lips are also sore… how can I heal these? I need to have a barbeque party in a few days!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had a lot of success with mouthwash, like Listerine… any brand that boasts it kills zillions of germs. Use the mouthwash as directed to reduce the bacteria in your mouth, then get a Q-tip (or folded corner of a paper towel, in a pinch) and soak the end in mouthwash. Put that on the sore (doesn’t hurt nearly as much as it sounds like) and hold it there for 1-2 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times a day, including before bed, and the sore should go away in a day or two. You can use the Q-tip and mouthwash thing even in the early stages when it just feels irritated and is a red bump with maybe a white spot in the middle.

      You can get temporary relief with Ora-jel or similar. For canker sores on lips or cheeks that may not seem important, but if you get one low on a gum it really makes your life miserable.

      For the sore lips, I assume they are getting dry and chapped, which is no fun at all. I have had best success with Neutrogena skin cream, the stuff that comes in a small tube with a Norwegian flag on the box. It is glycerin based and heals dry and cracked skin better than anything else I have seen. Neutrogena also makes lip stuff but it isn’t as good. Put it on every couple of hours or however often you feel the need. It tastes funny, a warm tangy sensation, but it isn’t bad. It also doesn’t put a barrier on the lips, which can lead to fungal and bacterial problems, like Vaseline and Chap-stick can. Once the cracks heal you can use it just once or twice a day while the weather is cold and dry. Your lips should be ready in time for barbeque.

  5. QUESTION:
    what do you do to cure a mouth ulcer? canker sore? a cut on your tongue or cheek?
    I have read of putting alum on it. Do you know of anything that heals it fast, before you bite on it and make it worse?

    • ANSWER:
      By gargling your mouth with salt water,
      the mouth ulcers will heal quickly.
      I found the homeremedies at
      http://aches.in/mouthulcer.html useful


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Mar 012012
 

Dry Cracked Skin – Fast Cures

Are you experiencing dry cracked skin at the corners of your mouth? Is it something that you wish you could get rid of fast? Well if so then you need to continue reading. There are many things you can start doing at home which will help you naturally prevent that awful skin for good. All you need to do is follow a few simple methods.

The first thing you will want to do is start eating better. Things high in fat and sugar need to be avoided. All they will do is cause you irritation and further dryness. So what you should start eating are things like fruits and vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. These are the sort of foods that will help you effectively get rid of that dry itchy skin fast.

Another way you can get rid of dry cracked skin around the mouth is by stopping yourself from licking your lips. All it does is cause dryness at the corners of the mouth. And that is the last thing you will want. So what you will want to do is begin using lip balm. It is what will help you naturally keep your lips moisturized as well as preventing any dry skin from appearing around your mouth.

So if you no longer want to keep suffering from dry cracked skin around the mouth then you need to follow tips like the ones above. They are what will help you naturally get those fast results that you have been looking for. And the best thing of all is that it does not take a lot of time for you to begin seeing and feeling a difference.

About the author: Although it can be painful and embarrassing to live with cracks on the sensitive skin in the corners of the mouth, there are ways you can treat the problem at home. For more helpful tips on how to deal with Angular Cheilitis, including a natural way to rid yourself of the pain and tenderness within hours, visit this Helpful Site!

You don’t have to spend another day worrying about how the redness at the corners of your mouth look. You can cure the problem using all natural and completely safe methods at home.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/dry-cracked-skin-fast-cures-1997310.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Mouth corners cracked HELP?
    Well I have cracked mouth corners going down towards my chin it looks awful i am a teenager so I don’t think it could be wrinkles I have had it for ages.
    I think it is Angular Chelitis it looks like my mouth corners have cracked and are traveling down there is no redness like in the pictures online showing Angular chelitis so i am not sure if is?
    All I want is a home remedy that will get rid of them quickly.
    1. What is a effective home remedy for cracked mouth corners?
    2.Is it Angular chelitis or not?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    How to treat “cracked mouth corner”?
    I have a cracked mouth corner, but only on my left side of my mouth. I’ve had it since at least friday of last week. Will it go away on its own? I don’t have health insurance and don’t want to waste a lot of money on a doctors visit if I don’t have to.

    I bought medicated lip balm and have been using that. Is there anything else I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      One word; NEOSPORIN. Not the cream kind but the vasoline one.

      Neosporin applied as often as possible until it goes away. Think about it compared to just some boring old “medicated” lip balm….. It moisturizes better than other stuff, it has antibacterial stuff to prevent food and stuff from irritating it and prevents infection which would make it last longer, it has stuff in it that promotes healing so it will go away 50X faster, and if you get the new kind, it also has some mild numbing agent in it which can help with the pain while talking and eating.

      It’s the best thing ever for chapped or cracked lips and I’ve never seen it not work.

  3. QUESTION:
    What’s the best vitamin(s) for cracked corners of mouth, a sore bright tongue and feelings of stress?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a deficiency in the VIt B complex for cracked lips ; sore mouth and tonque. Vit B2, B3 and B6 are recommended for these problems. For cracked corners of the mouth, there is also a deficiency in the folic acid.

      Taking your vitamins in the morning really can help you feel less stressed throughout the day. In particular, you may want to take a Vitamin B complex, Calcium and Magnesium, and Vitamin C. You should always talk to your doctor before beginning any new vitamin regimen to be sure you take a mix that is safe for you and your particular situation, but vitamins are a quick and beneficial way to relieve stress if taken appropriately.

      Deficiencies of Omega – 3 Fatty Acids are addressed with the Stress Management Supplement as they may contribute to unhealthy responses to stress. Other vitamins helpful to combat stress are ;

      Thiamin50mg Riboflavin50 mg; Niacin Niacin50mg Vitamin B650mg Folate400mcg Vitamin B1250mcg Biotin50mcg Pantothenic Acid50mg
      DVCholine Bitartrate Inositol50mg*PABA50mg*Omega – 3 Fatty Acids ; Eleuthero Extract 100mg* sand L- Tyrosine250mg

  4. QUESTION:
    cracked corners of mouth, what causes it?
    I have very sore cracks in the corners of my mouth, it’s different from wind chapping, I had it the last time I had a major Crohn’s flare up, and now I have it again, the Crohn’s is active again, despite medication, I feel run down, exhausted all the time, and generally unwell, any ideas please?

    • ANSWER:
      I think this is normal because it happens to me when the air is dry

  5. QUESTION:
    Chapped lips,darkening around mouth, cracked corners of mouth?
    So last week I my lips were getting really chapped and stuff. So I bought burts beeswax, menthol one. Over the course idk what happen. But now my lips are really horrible they get dry, itchy. Around my mouth the skin is getting dark and is getting mini-bumps. And the corner of my mouth has like cuts. I don’t know whether it’s the weather. But I feel horrible in school, and I’m usually well groomed. So i feel extra bad. I have a pic included. And any advice is thanked. even the ones making fun of me =D

    http://i53.tinypic.com/4rdnpx.jpg

    lmao thx meagan
    Any solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Looks like you’re into anal kissing,


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Feb 242012
 

Mouth Ulcers – Causes and Treatment of Mouth Ulcer

A mouth ulcer is the loss or erosion of part of the delicate tissue that lines the inside of the mouth (mucous membrane). Some of the causes include certain drugs, chemicals and infectious diseases such as herpes or thrush. The most common cause is mechanical injury, such as accidentally biting your cheek. In most cases, mouth ulcers are harmless and resolve by themselves in a few days without the need for medical treatment. Aphthous ulcers are recurring ulcers with no known cause that affect around 20 per cent of the population.

Mouth ulcers generally start off with a burning feeling at a specific spot in the mouth. A blister eventually appears at the same spot and turn into a reddish spot or a slight buildup with it’s top broken off. It then slowly turns into an open ulcer, that looks like a white oval with a red border (that’s the inflammation). The white or yellow color inside is the result of layers of fibrin that form around the ulcer. Sometimes a white circle can also be seen around the lesion (called halo by some people).

Mouth ulcers are very common. Mouth ulcers are painful, annoying and sometimes embarrassing. They are red breaks in the lining of your mouth. The pain is caused by the nerves just below the surface of the lining of the mouth becoming exposed. Luckily most mouth ulcers are easy to treat.
Causes of mouth ulcers
There are many processes which can lead to ulceration of the oral tissues. In some cases they are caused by an overreaction by the body’s own immune system.

The tongue, gums or mouth lining can be affected. Crops of these tiny off-white ulcers tend to sprout during times of emotional stress or the menstrual period.
Most common in teens stress related mouth ulcers will heal within a couple of weeks. Prevention is by resolving stress related problems or using stress busting relaxation strategies.
Changes in hormone levels. Some women find that mouth ulcers occur just before their period. In some women, the ulcers only develop after the menopause.

It is not yet fully understood what causes mouth ulcers. They do not appear to be caused by bacteria or viruses and are not infectious or contagious. Genetic studies have shown that a susceptibility to them can be inherited, therefore family members sometimes share the condition.

Treatment of mouth ulcers

The goal of treatment is relief of symptoms. The cause, if known, should be treated. Gentle, thorough oral hygiene may relieve some of the symptoms. Topical (rubbed on) antihistamines, antacids, corticosteroids, or other soothing preparations may be recommended for applying on top of the ulcer. Avoid hot or spicy foods, which often increase the pain of mouth ulcers.

Some people benefit from using the over-the-counter topical gel Bonjela, which contains choline salicylate — choline salicylate is a local analgesic that helps to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with oral ulcers.

Steroid lozenges may also reduce the pain, and may help ulcers to heal more quickly. By using your tongue you can keep a lozenge in contact with an ulcer until the lozenge dissolves. A steroid lozenge works best the sooner it is started once an ulcer erupts. If used early, it may ‘nip it in the bud’, and prevent an ulcer from fully erupting.

Rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash or warm salt water may ease the pain. Similarly, take care not to eat anything with sharp edges, such as crisps, as they may scrape against the ulcers causing discomfort and pain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Mouth ulcer?
    I have a mouth ulcer for about 3-4 days. At first, I though it just was a cut deep into my mouth, but it hasn’t gone away, and it turns out to be a moth ulcer. I have been putting on anbesol, which is a Novocain, so it numbs it and takes away the pain, but I can’t put it on so many times per day. So I was wondering if there is anything else that I can put on it to take the pain away. And about how long will it stay for?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      it is probably a canker sore….try mixing 1/2 tsp of cherry children’s benadryl and 1/2 tsp of cherry maalox (the cherry flavor makes it taste better:) swish around in your mouth for about a minute and swallow….it kind of numbs it for a little while and helps it go away faster. Warm salt water rinses (1/2 tsp of salt to 8 oz of water) will help the healing process as well, it’s just a little bit of a stinger. Stay away from anything containing alcohol- mouthwash like scope or listerine….this will delay healing.

      If it has not started to get better after about a week or so…see your dentist.

  2. QUESTION:
    Mouth Ulcer?
    I’ve got a mouth ulcer, it’s really painful. Is there anything I would have around the house that I can use to soothe the pain? I don’t have any bonjela or anything like that.
    Yes, I know bonjela is best, but I don’t have any!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Apply a tiny dab of oil of cloves to the sore.
      The oil will initially give a burning sensation, but will then provide relief for several hours.
      Take a B-complex vitamin tablet every day.
      Most sores are aggravated by the lack of vitamin
      or The best way I have tried is to coat it with a thin layer of antiseptic mouth gel. It comes in a tiny 5 ml tube from the pharmacies.

  3. QUESTION:
    mouth ulcer?
    is it advisable to dine out when you got a big ulcer in your mouth (from a health risk perspective that is)

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      ehh. I would say it is a health risk if someone who is preparing your food happens to cut themselves and you have blood on blood contact and that person happens to have hepatitis c. HIV dies almost instantly so you’ll be okay on that end but hep c lives for several days to a week. However, the odds are slim so i’d dine away.

  4. QUESTION:
    Killing a mouth ulcer in its early stages?
    I bit my gum while eating dinner last night, and as of this morning I’ve been in the early stages of a mouth ulcer. They’re incredibly painful, and I was wondering the best methods of killing one before it properly develops? I’ve heard theories on the internet about salt, but other ones saying that it exacerbates things.

    I’ve tried Bonjela, my ulcers seem to be immune to it annoyingly, so I’m thinking more basic remedies than chemist medication.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Nice job trying to eat your own face. Try slowing down at meal times. ;D

      Now that you have it, there’s not a whole lot you can do to make it disappear quickly. Mouth sores take a while to heal because unlike a cut or open wound on the outside of our body, they can’t scab over and be protected. So they heal from the inside out.

      To help though, take a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water and dab it on the ulcer with a q-tip. then put milk of magnesia on top of that. Do it 3-4x a day. It’ll keep it from becoming infected and milk of mag will soothe the discomfort.

      Also avoid hot and/or spice foods. So no curries for a while!

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my mouth ulcer before my A level exams on Monday?
    Ok I always get mouth ulcers but this one is just really bad!

    It it in the back corner of my mouth, I cannot even open my jaw enough to eat anything without being in complete agony. I cannot talk properly as well. But I am completely starving, I have not been able to eat since yesterday evening and now I cannot sleep because I am to hungry.

    How can I get rid of this horrible ulcer?

    • ANSWER:
      Mouth ulcers can indicate A Deficiency of certain Vitamins; for example; Vitamin B2 Riboflavin; which is found in Milk and Dairy products; so what I would suggest is this:

      drink lots of milk; I mean about 1 to 2 quarts a day; and eat alot of yogurt; cottage cheese; cream cheese; cheddar cheese; any dairy

      try drinking milk for the next 24 hours and see how better ulcer is ! you could also buy a bottle Vitamin B-Complex; one or two tabs day;
      do not eat acidic foods like pineapple; eat bland foods like rice etc.


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Jan 262012
 

How To Cures For Bad Breath Due To Stomach Problems

There are many factors that could be the causes of bad breath, and many of the factors that could be causes of bad breath can be dealt with quickly and easily using simple techniques. Have you heard or read that there is a stomach bacteria that causes bad breath? It has been suggested that one of the causes of bad breath is Helicobacter pylori, the organism that causes stomach ulcers and ulcers in the duodenum. The trouble is, there are several factors that bring about bad breath and if stomach problems are involved, no amount of brushing your teeth or gargling large quantities of mouthwash will cure it.

On rare occasion, a condition other than stomach bacteria that cause bad breath seems to come from lower down in our body. There are some illnesses like cancers that can cause our breath to have an odd smell. Liver or kidney disease can cause unpleasant stomach breath. It is true then that bad breath could be a sign of other serious problem.

Acid reflux is actually the most likely candidate when it comes to bad breath problems originating from within. The condition is caused by a malfunctioning valve at the top of the stomach that allows acids and other digestive juices to enter the oral cavity, bringing with it a very acidic form of bad breath. While it may begin as a mere inconvenience, the fact is that acid reflux can literally dissolve the enamel on your teeth and leave them more susceptible to decay and rot.

How to Relieve of Bad Breath

Some stomach problems can be treated, some cannot. Ulcers, diabetes, liver diseases, acid reflux disease cause long-term stomach problems that can effect a person’s breath. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamins C and B, as well as zinc, since deficiencies of these can also cause halitosis.

Most people use a mouth wash purchased at a store. A simple rinse remedy is to dissolve about a quarter teaspoon or less of salt in lukewarm water and gargle. You may rinse your mouth only once a day and that is probably in the morning. It is a good idea to also rinse your mouth before going to bed. Since the mouth is usually closed while sleeping and anaerobic bacteria do not need oxygen, rinsing at night might be more effective.

The medical community and nutritionists have touted the proven benefits of drinking eight 8 oz. This is one of the best bad breath cure. glasses of water every day, but few of us actually do it. Constipation can be a direct result of not drinking enough water, and can cause bad breath because of putrefying food that remains stagnant in the digestive system. Cleansing the bowels by drinking water and eating fibrous foods ensures that food moves quickly through the stomach and intestines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you cure Mouth Ulcers?
    Ive been having them in my gums for the entire weekend and they still bother me. I accidently brushed too hard on my gums that’s how o got them. I tried salt and water rinsing almost all the time but it just keeps hurting 20 minutes later, like if I lean my lip or if oo goes on them
    when I’m eating. How do I make it cure fast?

    • ANSWER:
      It is an ulcer (aka: canker sore) and it is viral in nature. You are right, you caused it by your blunt trauma with brushing.

      They will go away on their own,.. but to speed the process:

      Rinse with mouthwash. Tetracycline may be prescribed by your doctor in order to reduce pain as well as expedite healing time, as are mouth rinses containing dexamethasone.

      Use topical solutions. There are also over-the-counter topical medications such as amlexanox and fluocinonide. Debacterol is a good topical solution designed specifically to treat canker sores.

      Salt-water rinsing is still a good idea. Might be time for a trip to the pharmacy.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have cures for mouth ulcers? Or any known triggers for them?
    I have tried traditional medicine, natropathy, changing diet etc…

    • ANSWER:
      Buy over the counter malax or mylanta,
      swish around in the mouth and spit.

      or soak cotton in malax or mylanta and then tuck the cotton soaked inbetween gum and cheek where mouth ulcer is.

      source” my dentist”

      this is 100% to work or you can im me, and get your question refunded. works for me!

  3. QUESTION:
    How to cure painful mouth ulcers that wont go away!?
    I have been sick with flu for the past week or so and for about 5 days i have had bad mouth ulcers in my lower lip…. is there anything that can cause it and what can be done?
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      use salt as some of the people have already said.. get a dab of salt on your finger and then gently rub the ulcer, it will sting at first but soon after it will heal really quickly as the mineral components in salt kills off bacteria almost instantly.. or you can also use lemon juice for the same effect.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any cures for mouth ulcers, they are killing me!?
    bonjela doesn’nt work on me, also does anybody know why I have them could it be overindulgence at christmas to blame?

    • ANSWER:
      Coffee, spices, citrus fruit, nuts high in the amino acid arginine (especially walnuts), chocolate, and strawberries irritate canker sores and cause them in some people. A few other remedies that I can suggest:
      1. Apply a wet, black tea bag to the ulcer. Black tea contains tannin, an astringent (has pain-relieving ability).
      2. Dilute 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water and swish it around, or try the over-the-counter mouthwash called Folamint. It contains no stinging alcohol, but does contain healing aloe vera, folate, zinc, and vitamin C.
      3. In olden days, people used to take ear wax from their ears and apply it to the canker sore as a cure. :)
      4. There are also pastes that form a protective “bandage” over the sore. To get pastes like Orabase to work, dry the sore with one end of a cotton swab, then immediately apply the paste with the other end. It will work only on beginning sores, however.
      5. To avoid more canker sores in the future, if you see one starting, take 500 milligrams of vitamin C with bioflavonoids three times a day for the next three days.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can anybody tell me on how to cure mouth ulcer and why it happens to me at times?
    How to prevent it from recurrence? What food do I need to eat for prevetion of mouth ulcer? Please help me as I have mouth ulcer now.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have these alot.

      Rembrant makes a special toothpaste for people prone to canker sores. I found that it really cut down on reaccurance.


Dec 262011
 

Oral Yeast Infection – Thrush, Yeast Infection of The Mouth

Thrush is the scientific name of an oral yeast infection. A yeast infection of the mouth is caused by a yeast fungus known as Candida albicans. Characteristic signs of this infection include white, thick, and lacy patches that can be found all throughout the inside of the mouth. This also includes the palate and tongue.

If you scrape the white patches away, you’ll find redness and even bleeding underneath. Oral yeast infections can also cause white coating or redness on the tongue.

People at risk of thrush include adults that wear dentures, people who suffer endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism and diabetes, and newborn babies. Elderly people may also incur thrush underneath their dentures.

HIV patients may suffer esophagitis. This is an infection located in the upper digestive tract. It is a very serious infection that has many similar symptoms as thrush. The difference is that the infection leads down into the stomach and esophagus from the mouth.

Oral yeast infections can be particularly painful. Dehydration can result because the infection makes it very difficult to drink and eat. If your child cannot drink for more than 12 hours, you should consult a doctor. The same holds true for the elderly. Anyone with a weakened immune system should consult a doctor at the first signs of an oral yeast infection

Yeast infections in the mouth are typically treated with doctor prescribed antibiotics. These anti-fungal medications should be enough to clear most of the symptoms. Sometimes the infections may clear on its own if the infection is very mild.

It should be noted that other oral infections often have the same symptoms as thrush. This includes such serious diseases as cancer in its earliest stages. Yet another reason why consulting your doctor is absolutely imperative in obtaining the proper diagnosis. Your doctor should be able to tell just by looking or scraping the inside of the mouth and having the results examined in a lab.

Once diagnosed, the first order of business is getting rid of the yeast. Prescription anti-fungal medications are used in a couple of forms. One form is a method where the patient sucks the medicine. Another method has the patient holding liquid medicine in the mouth and then swallowing. Mycostatin (nystatin) and Diflucan (fluconazole) are the usual medications prescribed.

If your immune system is weakened to a great extent, the infection may spread. This can lead to a systemic infection. If this happens, your doctor may prescribe more aggressive treatments that involve oral and intravenous medications.

It has been noted by the Mayo Clinic that some cases of yeast infections in the mouth may actually require no medical treatment and can clear on their own. One example of this is healthy babies and toddlers that may contact thrush as a result of being treated with antibiotics.

Your doctor may suggest introducing plain yogurt into your child’s diet. This will add healthy bacteria back into the system. This helps restore the body’s natural healthy balance. If this method fails to relieve the infection, anti-fungal medications can then be prescribed.

Adding healthy bacteria can also help healthy adults. Eating yogurt or adding a supplement that contains acidophilus, the healthy bacteria, can restore the balance in the body naturally. If this falls short, anti-fungal medications can then be prescribed.

The next step in treating an oral yeast infection has to do with addressing the conditions that may have initially allowed the infection to develop. These steps include possible medication adjustments for diabetics. Also, people who wear dentures should have them treated to kill the fungus or replaced.

Yeast infections are transferable. If an infant contacts thrush and is bread fed, the mother should be treated as well.

Poor diets that are high in sugar can also lead to an oral yeast infection. Diet adjustments should be considered to prevent future outbreaks of thrush.

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Dec 042011
 

Treating Corner Of Mouth Sores Naturally

What starts off as a seemingly simple condition sometimes progresses into a chronic condition which you just can’t shift! There are a few simple ways of treating corner of mouth sore naturally but before you start, it is vital that you think about what the underlying causes of the condition might be, otherwise you may never manage to eradicate it altogether.

Split or sore mouth edges are very common in the elderly and children but can affect people of any age. In the elderly, they are often as a result of ill-fitting dentures or the muscle slackness which occurs with age, causing the edges of the mouth to sag. Both of these result in saliva escaping from the mouth corners. In children, corner of mouth sores can be caused by pen sucking, finger biting or thumb sucking and this also results in the dribbling of saliva.

This escape in saliva causes the edges of the mouth to become permanently damp and this in itself causes soreness and irritation. More worrying though is the fact that sometimes a fungal infection can take hold and this is when the condition becomes difficult to eradicate. However, even with a fungal infection, treating corner of mouth sores naturally is possible.

If you think the issue could be ill-fitting dentures, then have the problem corrected professionally. Once this is done soak them overnight in a mild bleach solution to eliminate any bacteria. Where the problem appears to be putting fingers or objects in the mouth, try to discourage this practice by painting them with an “anti-nail biting” solution which tastes bitter.

Another simple way of treating corner of mouth sores naturally is to dry the affected area as much as possible and place a thin layer of petroleum jelly on top. This will give some protection from further moisture which will give some pain relief.

If you have had the condition for more than a couple of days, it is likely that the infection is fungal in nature and the only way to eradicate it completely is to starve the affected area of oxygen and moisture.

Fortunately, treating corner of mouth sores naturally is not difficult and it is possible to cure the condition within just 24 hours using simple, everyday ingredients which you are likely to have to hand right now. By this time tomorrow, the pain and soreness will be completely gone-indeed most people notice a significant improvement within a couple of hours. Please visit Angular Cheilitis Treatment for further details.

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Nov 282011
 

Why Do I Get These Painful Mouth Sores?

Question:

Ihave suffered with painful, recurring mouth sores for the past year and a half. They appear as inflamed, coarse white and red patches all over my gums, quite near to the teeth. My doctor and dentist say I just have to put up with them. I have a relatively healthy diet – for a student – but I also suffer with what seem to be cold sores on my lips. They first appeared with a serious bout of tonsillitis and swollen glands six years ago. Please help.

Answer:

Mouth ulcers are round patches of exposed tissue, which are painful if you explore them with your tongue, as people tend to do subconsciously. Spicy food or alcohol can also trigger pain. If you have numerous or large ulcers, eating becomes extremely difficult.

Mouth ulcers have always puzzled physicians. Medically called aphthous ulcers, and also known as canker sores, they look like any ulceration in the mucous membrane but there may be differing underlying causes.

The most common cause is the fungal infection candidiasis. The hallmarks are white patches, which can be wiped off by the tongue or with cotton wool to leave a crater with exposed raw tissue that contains nerve endings and blood vessels. These craters are painful and may bleed. Candida is a form of yeast that has tentacles, or roots, called hyphae. These penetrate the mucous lining to suck nutrients from the tissue underneath. When enough nutrients have been extracted and the tissue is ulcerous, the candida moves to another healthier area, where it continues to form ulcers.

Antibiotics were originally derived from fungus and their prolonged use promotes fungal infection, such as candida. Broad-spectrum antibiotics has led to a predominance of fungal and viral infections. This is recognized by many conventional doctors.

Deficiencies of vitamin B and severe lack of vitamin C can also lead to mouth ulcers. Other causes include excess stomach acid, chronic constipation, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers. Certain foodstuffs, such as very hot chillis, pineapples, cloves, yam, ginger and radish, may also produce local irritation to the oral cavity, triggering ulcers. Sometimes people are sensitive to certain drugs or chemicals in toothpaste or mouthwash.

In traditional Indian medicine, mouth ulcers are signs of excess body heat. This is produced, for instance, by eating game, pigeon or red meat which has been cooked slowly for a long time with herbs and spices (chillis, cloves, ginger, garlic, cumin, saffron), as well as excess butter or ghee, almonds and pistachios. The remedy is eating cooling foods such as raw or spring onions, cucumber, yoghurt buttermilk coriander or melon.

I suggest the following

* For about four weeks, eat simple food steamed, grilled, boiled or poached with olive oil, salt” mint, parsley, aniseed, coriander, or spring onions – nothing else. (You may lose a little weight.)

* Avoid all yeast and fungal products (bread, pizza, Marmite, ready-made gravies, some canned products, beer, wine, mushrooms and cheese).

* Avoid citrus or sour fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, mangoes, tomatoes, kiwi, rhubarb, vinegar).

* Eat cucumber salad (with yoghurt and spring onions), water melon, carrot juice, cooled fresh mint tea.

* Take kadu: soak two twigs in a cup of hot water overnight; strain and drink in the morning.

* Take vitamin B complex: one daily for two months.

* Take vitamin C : one 500 mg tablet for two months.

* Take acidophilus with bifidus: one every other day for a month.

* Consult a qualified homoeopath. If you are prescribed high-potency homoeopathic remedies your mouth may get worse at first, but it will subside and the condition will be cured.

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