Product Type: Boots in Health Therapies / Treatments
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A little tube of magic!
Boots Sore Mouth Gel
Member Name: SusanLesley
Boots Sore Mouth Gel
Advantages: Inexpensive, it works instantly
Disadvantages: None for me
I occasionally suffer from mouth ulcers and I also get strange sores in my mouth where there almost seems to be a small hole behind my one of my teeth. It is extremely sore and usually lasts for a few days during which time I am looking for any relief that I can get.
I usually use Bonjela but when I visited my local Boots store a while ago I noticed Boots Sore Mouth Gel and remembered that I had read a good review about it here on Dooyoo so I decided to give it a try.
It comes in a 15g tube the same as Bonjela but the Boots version costs £2.09 whereas Bonjela costs £2.80 so I liked it already!
The tube of gel comes in blue cardboard box with the name of the product and the Boots logo on it. There are basic directions for use on the box so that you can see before you buy that this is the right product for you. The instructions, dosage and any warnings are more comprehensively explained on the leaflet that is to be found inside the box with the gel.
Incidentally one of the main warnings is that this gel should only be used by anyone above the age on one year and it should not be used as a teething gel for babies.
When you first open the tube by unscrewing the lid you will find a seal across the top - if this is broken do not use the gel. If it is intact as it should be just take the lid that you have just unscrewed, turn it upside down and push it back onto the top of the tube of gel. The point inside the lid will pierce the seal and the gel is then ready for use.
The gel is a clear thick consistency and should be applied to the offending area using a clean (freshly washed!) finger tip. You just squeeze the tube gently to get a small blob of gel on the tip of your finger - remember that a little goes a long way - and then gently rub this onto the sore part of your mouth. The thickness of the gel means that it is easy to get it right to the source of the pain and it will stay there. The degree of difficulty only depends on where in your mouth the problem area is! I have twisted myself into very strange positions trying to get the gel onto the ulcer when it has been right at the back and the top of my mouth!
The relief, you will be pleased to hear, is instant. The gel contains an antiseptic to help to stop the problems getting any worse and the cooling effect of the gel helps to relieve the pain. The gel itself has a minty sort of taste and I found that it was in no way unpleasant.
I find that if I apply the gel as directed every three hours I can cope with the pain and discomfort of the mouth sores until they finally give up and decide to leave me alone!
Of course, as it states in the instruction leaflet, if your symptoms persist you need to speak to your doctor or dentist.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend this gel for relief from all sorts of mouth sores. The price of £2.09 is brilliant when you consider how little you need to use the tube will last a long time, and give plenty of pain relief in that time!
The tube is metal and the lid is plastic so, once all the gel has been used the whole thing can go into the recycling bag.
Summary: Instant pain relief