Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Ouch

So today I am in the sixth day of battling the mouth ulcer to end all ulcers.
It looks something like this:


And is so so painful. It is causing pain all down my neck, and in my teeth. I can't open my mouth wide, or eat acidic things, or brush with toothpaste. As a result my breath smells Really Super Awesome.

I have tried putting salt directly on it (felt like I had just hammered a rusty nail into my jaw) gargled with saline (nada) Bonjela (double nada) and have put a throat lozenge directly on the ulcer (this helped somewhat). I have had this ulcer for so long that I have forgotten what it's like to not have it.

Stupidly, I googled it and of course came up with the diagnosis of Mouth Cancer from all those years of smoking cigarettes. Horror horror. Has anyone got any other good home remedies or similar stories so I don't feel so bad?

UPDATE: ulcer has nearly gone, but in its place is a sore throat that is like swallowing mouthfuls of broken glass. What's next???

2 comments:

Chris said...

Try Baking soda. That seemed to help last time I had an ulcer.

Jennifer said...

My last year of college, I had two different mouth ulcers that were so bad, one swelled my mouth and the other left a scar. It turns out that I was eating very poorly. Bad nutrition and all that. I suggest vitamins, lots of water, and lots of fresh veggies and fruit. You can also seal the wound by dabbing a little hydrogen peroxide on it (use a Q-Tip). It should cause a protective coat that should keep it from being aggravated further while it heals. You'll need to do it a few times a day.