I noticed randomly that Kids’ 3-5 Aquafresh 3 is SLS-free and is only very lightly minty. I haven’t tried it with an ulcer yet, but I fully expect it won’t burn like evil frozen minty fire like Aquafresh blue does
My father currently has a raft of ailments including colitis. Lately he's constantly getting very large ulcers which is debilitating! Is there anything which you've or anyone else for that, have found that help stop or at least reduce them?
I'm afraid not.
It is colitis that I've got but thankfully I've not really suffered with the ulcers too much.
All the best to your Dad, when it flares up it's fucking shit.
or at least reduce them
or at least reduce them
The best solution i've found thus far is better management of them once they've arrived. Not slurping over poured tea straight out the kettle and laying of the sugary/spicy stuff helps. As does tooth paste and the way i brush my teeth. Basically i try and avoid all "fuck me that hurts moments". Being disciplined when you're feeling broken is far from easy but it does help.
Sodium laureth sulphate in toothpaste irritates the hell out of mouth ulcers. Find a toothpaste which doesn’t have it and you’ll reduce the irritation. Two I’ve found are Sensodyne and Kids Aquafresh. Go for the kids one because it’s got less mint in it and won’t burn as much.
Treatment. Once they’ve flared up, there is only one effective treatment. This is a corticosteroid in oral paste called Adcortyl and it’s now discontinued in the UK. Go on eBay and get a tube of Trinolone or Kenacort which is the same stuff. Trinolone will be coming from Thailand and Kenacort from Turkey or over that way.
This is the only stuff which actually works. Big blob on the ulcer over night, it’s really sticky and unpleasant but they’ll be gone after two nights. You can try Corsodyl as they begin to appear and it’s quite effective, but it will stain your teeth something chronic.
Thanks, gents. Useful stuff!
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