12.3.1 Drugs for oral ulceration and inflammation

Patients with an unexplained mouth ulcer of more than three weeks duration require urgent referral to exclude oral cancer.

Preparations for oral ulceration and inflammation are available to buy.

MHRA warning: Topical oral salicylate gels should not be used for people younger than 16 years for pain associated with infant teething, orthodontic devices, cold sores, or mouth ulcers.

15 gram
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status