Our expert says:
The cause for mouth ulcers is unknown, though it is believed to be some sort of immune mediated condition (you often get it when your body in "run down" or due to dietary deficiencyand most often a lack of Vitamin B.) At this time it seems asif is not caused by any infectious agent (viruses or bacteria) and these ulcers are not contagious.
Treatment is mainly symptomatic with something like dynexin ointment. You may also try an oral rinse such as betadine.
Coldsores are caused by the Herpes Virus. Most people have been exposed to this virus, but only a small percentage suffer from the recurrent outbreaks. It may be triggered by trauma, sunburn, stress, illness, cold weather, and the like. Because this is caused by a virus an antiviral cream such as Acitop, Activir, etc. may prove effective. It is important to start using this in the early (tinglig) phase to get optimal results. Tea trea oil may also prove effective.
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