Emma Nutrition

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Mouth ulcers


While mouth ulcers can be painful and annoying they are very common. Usually I see them occur in people who are run down, drink their hot drinks far too hot (blistering and damaging the their mouth mucosa) or are vitamin C deficient. They are often associate with poor immunity, wheat sensitivity, Coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease and coeliac disease.

There are a few different approaches to treatment:

Check for food sensitivities

Often the mouth reflects what is happening in the digestive system so that stomach ulcers or damaged gut lining are often associated with mouths ulcers and can signify a flare up of Coeliac disease or Crohn’s disease or a food sensitivity causing dysbiosis, bacterial imbalance or leaky gut syndrome. I will shortly be posting a self-test you can do at home but the most common food sensitivities are coffee, nuts, chocolate, citrus fruits, wheat and dairy foods.

Take supplements
Vitamin C in liquid form such is superb – use an effervescent product short term and beware if the skin is broken though as the acidity can be a little painful.
B Vitamin complexes are also recommended where low immunity is linked to stress overload.

Get some relief
Try this home remedy from Grow Your Own Drugs

20 drops peppermint oil
5 drops clove oil
60ml witch hazel
1tsp myrrh
120ml glycerine
250ml cooled boiled water

Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir well. Filter into a large sterilised bottle

Use Dilute with warm water (1 part in 4) and use every hour as a mouthwash or gargle to relieve pain until the soreness has gone. Do not swallow in large amounts.

This will keep for 1 month.

Author: EmmaNutrition

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

2 thoughts on “Mouth ulcers

  1. Thanks for this post Emma! My 12 year old daughter suffers constantly and I have had very little advice from our GP. I will certainly try a supplement of Vitamins C and B. I will also be really interested to hear about the self test.

    • Your poor daughter, she must be suffering. The B vitamins I usually recommend are by Lamberts or Biocare or Solgar as they have good quality ingredients. The Vit C effervescent is short term but Biocare do an ascorbate powder that can be taken longer (it doesn’t have the effervescence) term. Let me know how she gets on x

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