A mouth ulcer is a sore on the inside of the mouth and lips or on the tongue. These may occur with measles and may be red or have white coating on them. They make it difficult to eat or drink.
- Bacterial infections
- Canker sores
- Dietary deficiencies, such as lack of vitamin B-12, zinc, folate (folic acid), or iron
- Emotional stress
- Food allergies
- Substance abuse, especially methamphetamine use
- Toothpastes and mouth rinses containing sodium lauryl sulfate
- Viral infections
- Cracks in the corners of the mouth
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Malaise or lethargy
- Pus or white patches covering the tonsils or throat
- Skin rash
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes
- The goal of diagnosing is to relieve symptoms. The cause, if known, should be treated.Gentle, thorough oral hygiene may relieve some of the symptoms. Avoid hot or spicy foods, which often increase the pain of mouth ulcers. Get advice from your doctor.
- Alternanthera amoena.
- Chemical Constituents: Sitosterol, Stigmasterol, campesterol. A-spinasterol, Oleanolic acid rhamnoside, 24-methylene cycloartenol, cycloeucalenol, lupeol, 5-a-stigmasta-7-enol and its palmitate.
Take alternanthera amoena leaves with your food often.