Is there a home remedy and/or what is the cause?
I have the same thing. Look up "Aphthous Stomatitis" on Wikipedia. It has some good information. Basically it is due to a number of factors, however none of these factors work alone. They are not sure what exactly the mechanism is that causes this but they do know that you have to have numerous risk factors for an eruption to happen. Contributing factors include: 1) Dry mouth caused by medication 2) Dyskinesia - aka tongue thrusting, teeth grinding, lip chewing - also caused by medication. 3) Autoimmune disorders - HIV for example - biopsies of early erupted tissue revealed that the ratio of CD4+ T cells to CD8+ T cells was imbalanced. 4) Nutritional deficiencies, specifically Vitamin B12 and Iron, are know contributors. 5) Genetic predisposition and 6) Good old fashioned stress. In terms of remedies, the only thing you can do is try to minimize discomfort until the ulceration subsides. I find that cold beverages and Chloraseptic are quite effective. Anbesol is pretty great too. Drink plenty of water to keep you mouth moist. Don't go for the lozenge or hard candy as the edges of those can become rough and you can irritate the inflammation and exacerbate the problem. Hope this helps.
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