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Posted by Derek on 12/14/2007

Ted it s me Derek again, my son is sick again and this time he has ulcers in his mouth and cant eat ,have u heard of this and do u know what we can do ? Don't want to see him in hospital again , thanx mate

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Ulcers of the mouth are due to constipation and excess acidity in the mouth from low potassium and alkalinity. Once the ulcers are formed, it generally requires a bit more time to heal. Usually conventional remedies require the use of an antibiotic dental pastes works quite well applying to the area of ulcers. However, my own simplest possible remedy required to use baking soda 1/2 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water, and 10 drops of 3% H2O2, for example, and keep it in a mouth for a couple of minutes to at least neutralize the bacteria from the ulcers. This won't kill them completely, but at least it reduces further spread.

This is then followed by taking internally a child's dose of 1/2 of the adult weight, assuming of course, of 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium citrate, in 1/4 glass of water, taken twice a day. The alkalinity will prevent further formation of ulcers. A peppermint oil mixed with vaseline applied to the mouth ulcers will at least stop the ulcer pains and help the healing in case the antibiotic dental pastes aren't immediately available.