Wednesday, 23 August 2006


my throat ulcers are causing me a considerable amount of suffering.. and what poor timing too! especially since the school hols are not here yet and there's stuff i still need to complete before that... sigh... :/ went to doc just now and he took a digital pic of the throat ulcer and it looks a little bit like this except that mine was a bit more defined.. quite yucky..

The exact cause of mouth ulcers is unknown, but factors that appear to provoke them include stress, fatigue, illness, injury from accidental biting, hormonal changes, menstruation, food allergies and deficiencies in vitamin B12, iron and folic acid.

Chinese medicine points to one's diet or emotions as potential causes of such symptoms of 'heat in the mouth'. Greasy/fried foods or 'energetically hot' food (e.g. spicy food, alcohol) may also trigger mouth ulcers. Emotions such as anger, frustration, resentment, or stress can also impede the proper flow of one's energy and create 'heat' in the body, with such manifestations as canker sores, red eyes, sore throats, insomnia or constipation.

for a lighter touch, someone made stuffed versions of bacteria.. this one is for ULCERS!

click for more "cute germs"

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