Product Type: Bonjela Pain Relief
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Pain relief for mouth ulcers
Member Name: simba57
Disadvantages: Probably not as good as modern treatments
I have been carrying a tube of Bonjela mouth ulcer gel in my pocket for the past week as I have chipped a tooth and it has rubbed a large ulcer on the side of my tongue. Ouch!
The version I have got is the sugar free one for adults from 16 years. It contains choline salicylate and cetalkonium chloride. This cannot be given to babies or children as it contains salicylates and there is an association with Reyes syndrome which can be fatal. So make sure you pick up the correct tube as there is another type that is safe for babies when they are teething.
The tube comes in a blue and white box. You can buy it either in the chemist or in supermarkets. It cost £2.28 per tube.
The tube is easy to open and has a white screw on cap so is easy to reseal as well. You simply squeeze a portion of gel onto your finger or cotton bud if you prefer and rub it onto the ulcer or sore gum. The gel is clear and has a pleasant smell a bit like aniseed. The instructions state that if symptoms do not improve after 7 days you should consult your doctor. Also remember to keep it out of reach of small children.
It rubbed it on my ulcer and it stings like mad at first! However it certainly seems to take some of the pain away as it numbs the painful area for a short time. It has a pleasant taste and reminds me again of aniseed or liquorice (which I like.) I have been using it about half an hour before eating as it probably does not help if you use it directly before dinner as it might make your food taste funny!
You can repeat the treatment again after 3 hours. I have been using it over the last few days and I think it has helped a lot. It might not be as good as the more modern treatments that coat the surface of the mouth ulcer but it is certainly a lot more affordable and can be used again.
I definitely recommend it and will be keeping a tube in the medicine cabinet in case anyone in my family needs it in future.
Summary: Keep it in your medicine cabinet.
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