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    What is the best way to get rid of mouth ulcers in children?

    My 8 year old has a mouth ulcer that has taken a few days to heal. It's causing him pain so how can we get rid of it quickly? So far we've tried a salt water gargle and difflam gel.
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    1/ Good oral hygiene
    2/ Numbing gel rubbed on ulcer
    3/ Decrease intake of acidic rinks/ fruits (eg most juices)

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    What is the best way to get rid of mouth ulcers in children?
    My 8 year old has a mouth ulcer that has taken a few days to heal. It's causing him pain so how can we get rid of it quickly? So far we've tried a salt water gargle and difflam gel.

    I have a 3 year old daughter. We use SM-33 Gel which we find works wonders for children.
    Sm-33 is indicated for children under the age 12.
    SM-33 effectively and rapidly relieves the pain of mouth ulcers. It contains an anaesthetic to gently numb the area as well as pain killers to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Antiseptic ingredients help fight infection. I usually paint the SM-33 gel onto the affected area with a cotton wool bud every 3 hours, using a fresh bud for each application. Sometimes my daughter complains of a slight stinging sensation initially.

    Remember it is also important to find out what is causing the ulcer. There is no point having to continually treat ulcers if it can be prevented in the first place.
    Ulcers are usually caused by injuring the mouth, (by accidently biting or burning oneself for example) and this open sore then becomes infected.Occasionally, there seems to be no obvious injury involved at all. The ulcer is usually circular with a yellow centre and red rim and is extremely painful due to nerve cells being exposed.As an aside Kenalog is suitable for ages over 12. It works the same as SM-33.

    If you would like to know more, contact us 07 38633604

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