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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Mouth ulcers are a type of sore inside the mouth which can have several causes. Traumatic ulcers are a common type of mouth ulcer which results from injury to the mouth; for example, after biting the cheek. Aphthous ulcers are a painful type of ulcer that tends to come back again and again as one or many sores a few millimetres across.

    Mouth ulcers usually heal on their own in a week or two. If any ulcer does not heal after two weeks, it is important to see a doctor or oral health professional.
    There is not a lot that can be done to treat mouth ulcers, but you can help to reduce pain by:
    1. avoiding acidic foods and drinks, such as oranges and other citrus fruits.
    2. making sure children regularly drink water.
    3. using a protective gel on the affected area, especially before eating.
    4. Take care with any anaesthetic gel, as they can have active ingredients that can be dangerous for young children.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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