I frequently get Mouth ulcers which lasts for more than a week or sometimes 10 days though I stopped eating junk foods. I consulted many doctors regarding this issue but each of them gave different different reasons (some said due to lack of Vitamin-C, some said due to iron Deficiency ,some said due to eating outside junk foods and some other said due to infection) .May I know the correct reason why do I get so?
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Nutritional deficiency, excessive stress & debilitating disease can cause ulcer. Exercise regularly. Have a balanced diet. Eat lot of fruits & green leafy vegetables & drink plenty of water. Increase dietary intake of vitamin B, folic acid, iron and use of vitamin supplements etc. Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment.
mouth ulcers are a presenting symptom of a lot of conditions, and mental stress.
Vitamin deficiencies are one of them, but you need to followup with the same person for 2-3 months.
If ulcer is consistent at same place, it is better that you get it evaluated with a biopsy.
If recurrent at different locations, then few blood tests may put a light on that.
Only junk food cannot cause frequent ulcers.
Do go to a familiar dentist and get the required investigations done.
Dear Lybrate user, mouth ulcers are mostly due to stress or dehydration. The reasons mentioned by all the doctors are also correct. If you have a stressful life, try to relax. Keep yourself hydrated and increase your intake of liquids and juices and water. Avoid extremely hot or spicy food. The ulcers take 7-10 days to heal normally so nothing to worry. Pay special attention to your oral hygiene.
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