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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.