Mouth ulcers

What causes them?
How to treat
  • Treatment with painkillers such as soluble paracetamol
  • Treatment with a pain-relieving (analgesic) gel
  • Treatment of thrush or other mouth or throat infections

Tips to help relieve mouth ulcers

The following tips are based on the experience of health professionals and women themselves:

  • brush your teeth and gums with a very soft brush after every meal to prevent infection
  • use an analgesic gel from the chemist or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) mouthwash to help relieve discomfort
  • you might need to take pain relief such as paracetamol.

Some mouthwashes can make ulcers worse – advice should be sought from a health professional before using a mouth wash.