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Almost everyone has experienced the unpleasant pain caused by aphthae in the mouth. Some people suffer from them, others have them only occasionally. Find out basic information and practical tips on how to treat aphthous ulcers in this article.

What are aphthae and how do I recognise them?

Aphthae, also known as mouth ulcers, can appear on the inside of the cheeks, tongue, lips, gums, and throat. They can be either red, bordered by white, or yellowish-grey. They are uncomfortable and usually cause pain, making it difficult to eat or drink.

Aphthae themselves are not a serious condition, but they can be associated with other illnesses, so if they occur frequently, you should be alert.

Aphthae on the tongue

The most common aphthae on the tongue are white or yellowish blisters. They can range in size from a few millimetres to one centimetre and are painful, especially when eating, drinking, brushing teeth or whenever we touch them.

In order to avoid unnecessary pain, we recommend avoiding the following foods that irritate aphthae:

  • Spicy foods
  • Citrus fruits
  • Alcohol

Aphthae on the lips

This is also one of the most common aphthae. They are blisters that cause pain every time we touch them (while eating, brushing our teeth, etc.). These aphthae are very uncomfortable. They especially affect people who are stressed and smokers even more so.

Here are some tips for faster healing of aphthae on the lips:

  • Use an over-the-counter local anaesthetic.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene to keep your mouth as clean as possible, even if it's painful - the important thing is to keep it clean.
  • Rinse your mouth several times each day with warm, salty water.
  • Avoid hot and spicy food until the ulcer has healed.

Aphthae in the throat

Aphthae in the throat are the least common of the aphthae. Hormonal fluctuations can frequently cause them, which is why they occur in women before menstruation. People with dentures and braces or chronic smokers are also more vulnerable. Such aphthae also occur with deficiencies of vitamin B, folic acid or iron.

Oral sprays are uniquely suited to treating the aphthae of the throat because they act directly at the root of the problem (throat).

Aphthae in children

For them, this disease is particularly unpleasant, precisely because of children's high sensitivity.

Aphthae appear in children, especially because of a weakened immune system (CBD can also help to support children's immunity).

Other causes of aphthae in children include vitamin B, C, zinc, iron, calcium or folic acid deficiencies, gluten sensitivity, stress, fatigue, the foaming agent in some toothpaste - sodium lauryl sulphate, certain foods (citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers) and others.

If aphthae in children are accompanied by fever, it is a good idea to consult a doctor and start him on topical medication. Make sure he or she follows a drinking regime and has a soft enough toothbrush that will not irritate the aphthae when brushing.

What causes aphthae?

Although it is not 100% clear why aphthae occur, it is possible that aphthae are hereditary. Stress, vitamin deficiencies and mechanical damage are factors.

If you suffer from digestive and intestinal problems as well as aphthae, an autoimmune disease (Crohn's disease, celiac disease) could be the cause.

How to treat aphthae?

Aphthae usually goes away within 7-10 days. To relieve the unpleasant pain caused by them, we recommend the use of solutions and gels that have anaesthetic properties.

For aphthae, we recommend the Hemp Spray CBD, which in addition to CBD (pain reliever) also contains colloidal silver, which has antibacterial properties, especially useful for aphthae and cold sores. After spraying the CBD spray, slight numbness sets in and the pain is relieved. An application can be repeated several times a day.

The advantage of CBD spray is its ease of use, thanks to the spray it can be used for aphthae in the mouth as well as in the throat.

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It has been our experience that with regular use of the spray, the aphthae disappear after about 7 days.

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It is also advisable to keep your mouth clean, etc.

It is also important to choose a suitable oral care product that is non-irritating and ensures a clean mouth - for example, hemp toothpaste.

Grandmother's advice: what to do if you have aphthous ulcers

Grandmothers advised using herbs - soothing the affected area with gargles. The most common ones are: chamomile (try drinking or gargling with hemp tea with chamomile), sage or burdock.

Propolis, which has a disinfectant effect, or the usual almighty onion will also help with mucous membrane inflammation.


Article author:

Lucie Garabasova

Lucka is our always positive colleague, which you can meet only with a smile. She has an online manager position, supports and promotes sales on the Czech and German markets. Lucie loves nature, animals, and likes sport.

Email:  lucie@cannadorra.com 

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