Unbalances in the body, a weak immune system as well as a neglected mouth infection can cause various infectious diseases which can really make our life unpleasant.
The organism’s most frequent reaction to infection is an inflammation. An inflammation of the mouth is known as stomatitis. There are various reasons for these illnesses and they are often combined together. Inflammations can result from:
- The chronic irritation of the mucous membrane in the mouth by alcohol, nicotine or other harmful substances
- Viruses or bacteria
- Digestive problems
- Malnutrition, insufficient nutrition
- Lack of vitamins
- Infectious, inflammatory, oncological diseases
- Heavy metal poisoning
Infections of the Corner of the Mouth
The disease manifests itself with painful cracks around the corners of the mouth, scabs and an inflammation or white film.
It is usually a symptom of unbalance in the organism. In children, it can also be an infectious disease due to lack of hygiene, a streptococcal infection in a group of children or a yeast infection. The cause can also be an unbalance in intestinal microflora resulting from an unsuitable diet, a lack of vitamins B and C, anaemia from a lack of iron, long-term use of antibiotics, diabetes.
The application to the affected areas of non-irritating disinfecting tinctures which dry out the skin is recommended. In the case of a supposed yeast infection, anti-mycotic creams are used, and antibiotics for bacterial infections. A change in diet is also recommended.
An unpleasant nuisance known as herpes simplex, cold sore or fever blister, it has an incubation period of at least 10 to 12 days during which it comes to the skin’s surface along the nerve cell endings. It is an unpleasant infectious disease. It can be activated by stress, illness or tiredness. It most often appears on the lips. If you suffer from cold sores more than three times a year, go to see a doctor.
The greatest trigger mechanism is a weakened organism and lowered immunity.
Anti-virus creams, vitamins B12, C and E. Diet is also important: nuts, pasta, gelatine, wheat, sweetcorn, soya. The immunity expert Adrián Doboly from the biotechnology company Natures recommends: “You should support your immune system with various supplements containing beta glucan, for example. The purest is obtained from oyster mushrooms. There are even gels specifically for cold sores containing beta glucan.”
These are unpleasant small blisters on the surface of the mouth’s mucous system and affect over 25% of people.
We do not yet know how and why they appear. We assume that they are related to an inappropriate diet, brushing your teeth too hard or emotional stress. The substances which encourage the appearance of mouth ulcers can be found in citrus fruit, pineapple, chocolate, mustard, vinegar and above in chewing gum and toothpaste containing Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS).
A folk remedy has been successful as a treatment: the use of alcohol, not for drinking, but for drying out the area locally. Mouthwashes with sage or camomile infusions, an increased intake of vitamins C and B, avoiding spicy, hot food and citrus fruits are recommended.
Even though there are minimal changes to the tongue, the affected person feels a burning sensation on the end and the edges of the tongue. Sometimes the sense of taste is affected.
The inflammation results from mechanical irritation by dentures, sharp edges of teeth, plaque, sensitivity to prosthetic materials, mouth rinses, medicine. A lack of vitamin B, lack of iron and diabetes are also causes.
It is important to eliminate the cause of the disease, to improve mouth hygiene; mouthwashes with camomile or agrimony infusions also help. An allergic inflammation is treated by an anti-allergy treatment. Anti-histamines and corticoids are administered. It is important to discover the allergen and then eliminate it.
Inflammation of the Lips
The disease appears as the swelling and reddening of the lower lip, sometimes with the appearance of blisters and bleeding and the creation of bloody scabs.
The inflammation of the lips is caused by a microbe infection, as well as ultra-violet rays, a contact allergy to lipstick, toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing-gum or a cut.
Creams with vitamins are applied to the affected areas; in the case of allergy, creams containing corticosteroids. If massive abscesses appear (hollows with pus), they are first removed surgically and the patient then takes antibiotics.