In addition to the severe forms of aphthae and ulceration previously described, small ulcers frequently appear on the tongue and mucous membrane of the cheeks. The point of the tongue is a favorite seat for small, painful vesicles which burst and become small ulcers. Follicular ulcers often occur on the mucous membrane of the lips, being occasioned by the stopping up of the ducts of glands situated in this region. The most frequent cause is disturbance of digestion or irritation of rough teeth.

The Treatment of Ulcers Of The Mouth

Apply chlorate of potash lotion, and wash the mouth with cool water several times a day, refraining from all hot foods and drinks. If necessary, touch the ulcers with nitrate of silver solution, ten grains to the ounce of water.