Mouth ulcers
Do you suspect your child might have ulcers in her mouth? Here's all the info. 

Mouth ulcers


  • A single or cluster of sores inside the cheeks or lips, or along the side of the tongue. 
  • These are painful or tender and your child might not want to eat or brush her teeth. 


  • These usually heal without treatment. 
  • Speak to your pharmacist.
  • If the ulcers don't get better within ten days or are particularly painful or recur often, consult with your doctor. 


  • Rinsing with a diluted solution of bicarbonate of soda may relieve the pain. 
  • Dissolve a quarter teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with 100ml warm water. 
  • Anaesthetic ointments from the pharmacy will also help, or give your child liquid paracetamol.
  • Don't give her acidic, spicy, hot or salty foods. These will agravate the pain.

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