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28 September 2011

Quick mouth ulcer facts

An average 20% of adults and 40% of children under 11 will experience mouth ulcers at some stage in their lives, with weakened immune systems playing a major role in this ailment.

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An average 20% of adults and 40% of children under 11 will experience mouth ulcers at some stage in their lives, with stress and weakened immune systems playing a major role in this ailment. Epidemiological studies show that mouth ulcers are more common in women and those under 45.  Among adults, mouth ulcers occur most frequently among 16-25 year olds with 40% of anti-mouth ulcer product users below 11 years of age.

A mouth ulcer is an open sore formed inside the cheek, on the tongue area or on the lips and is approximately 3-5 mm in size.  Once the ulcer has formed it can also be further aggravated by inflammation or secondary infections. Giulia Criscuolo is available to answer all your questions on avoiding and treating mouth ulcers on the Mouth ulcer guest expert forum.

(Leap Communications for OTC Pharma SA)

 
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