What causes mouth ulcers?

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What causes mouth ulcers?
« on: 21/11/2010 18:00:08 »
Does anyone know what causes mouth/lip ulecrs? And exactly what are they? Thanks everybody.

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What causes mouth ulcers?
« Reply #1 on: 21/11/2010 21:17:15 »
In my experience it's generally when the lining of the mouth gets scratched or something. Bacteria get in and infect the cut. The ulcer is the battleground between the bugs and the immune system.
They can also be a symptom of scurvy and,I believe, they are more common in people under stress.
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« Reply #2 on: 22/11/2010 01:19:46 »
Well i have one just now (its actially two that have joined together) and it is the most sore one i have ever had, i can't even sleep! I want wrid of it so much. 

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What causes mouth ulcers?
« Reply #4 on: 22/11/2010 23:54:40 »
Ive tried bonjela and it hasnt done much, but thanks anyway. I tried salt too. anyone with a bad ulcer: DO NOT TRY SALT! BAD, BAD IDEA!

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What causes mouth ulcers?
« Reply #5 on: 23/11/2010 03:01:49 »
I have had good results with hydrogen peroxide.