I’ve been getting ulcers in the back of my throat for the past month or so now, and they make it very painful to eat or drink pretty much anything… the only thing I have to dull the pain is some left over pain medication. Now I have read that ulcers are caused from a weak immune system, and I had just gotten over a bad flu 3 weeks ago so that may be a contributing factor.
I brush twice a day and rinse with Listerine because it has alcohol to kill any germs that might be the problem. I quit smoking over 8 months ago, and I am 22 and never drink.
Mouth ulcers known as canker sores are common and can last up to 10 days. You are correct in saying that a weak immune system can trigger these to develop. Another reason you may be developing these ulcers is because you recently quit smoking and your body may be reacting to the cessation of the chemicals in the cigarettes. A poor diet or even having a lot of stress in your life can also contribute to canker sores. Things we consume that are high in acid like orange juice, coffee, strawberries, and even eggs can cause these sores to form. Ulcers can also be a sign that you may have a food allergy of some sort. Canker sores are annoying however to help them heal and sooth the pain we recommend you mix a teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of warm salt water and swish with it a few times a day. These sores have to run their course. Having good dental hygiene like brushing your teeth and flossing daily as well as visiting your dentist every 6 months for your dental cleanings will also help reduce your risk of having mouth ulcers. If you continue to have a problem we recommend you visit your physician to help you resolve your problem with canker sores.
Post courtesy of Dr. Perry, Baton Rouge Dentist.