Find Search

Other Information

Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Mouth Ulcers

DESCRIPTION

Commonly called canker sores, mouth Ulcers are Painful, crater-like lesions in the mucous membrane lining of the mouth and tongue. They are typically small and red in appearance, or may be covered with a thin membrane. They usually last for about a week, and often recur.

Mouth Ulcers may be caused by an immune reaction (to a virus), physical trauma (like biting the cheek), food sensitivity, or nutrient deficiency. Some reports indicate that the consumption of nitrites (in smoked or preserved foods) may be a contributing factor, and could eventually increase the risk of oesophageal cancer.

HERBS

Echinacea (5)
Liquorice (3)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

L-acidophilus (1)
Folic Acid
Iron
B Complex (2)
Vitamin C (4)
Zinc

REFERENCES

1. James APR. Common dermatologic disorders. CIBA Clin Symposia 1967;19:38-64.
2. Nolan A et al. Recurrent aphthous ulceration. J Oral Pathol Med 1991;20:389-91.
3. Das SK, Gulati AK, Singh VP. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice in aphthous Ulcers. J Assoc Physicians India 1989; 37:647.
4. Ringsdorf WM, Cheraskin E: Vitamin C and human Wound healing, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 53(3), Mar 1982, p 231-236.
5. Bauer VR, et al: Immunologic in vivo and in vitro studies on Echinacea extracts, Arzneimittelforschung, 38(2), Feb 1988, p 276-281.

RELATED NEWS

Print this page