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Hi everyone!bigfoot wrote: I've suffered from mucoceles over the years, starting from a very young age. I even had one surgically removed when I was around 10 years old. Now I realize that surgery was completely unnecessary. There is a foolproof home treatment that has always worked for me. Simply put alum on the mucocele and let it set for around 10-15 minutes. Follow up with Listerine for 2-5 minutes. Repeat this every day until you are healed.
This method works for any stage of the mucocele. If it hasn't burst yet, the alum will cause the mucocle to grow quickly and burst on its own.
Don't mess around with needles, it only lengthens the healing process and you run a serious risk of going through the cycle again. After the mucocele has burst, the alum will cause the infected and inflamed skin to turn white and be washed away. You may have a crater similar to what has been reported after the laser treatment. New skin will fill in the hole and you will be left with a nice smooth inner lip again. Don't forget to go through the process every day. Use alum at least once a day and perform an extended rinse with Listerine several times a day.
Hi iam going through samething and frustrated please help me my email is firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: Hey! I went on this site because I had a Mucocele problem around May of this year and I must say the Alum/Listerine worked for me. Below is a journal entry I did for the first week or so while I did it and for those interested in doing this treatment, I highly suggest to be very determined because having this thing in your mouth is one of the most depressing things I have ever experienced in my life.
Took about 1 and a half months for me to work though. I'm one of the unlucky people who had it repulsively huge.
Here's a pic I got from google to show you how big it was.
google pic of mucocele
2.) Anticavity Fluoride Rinse (active ingredient: Sodium fluoride .05%) <--I was trying to save on $
3.) Hydrogen Peroxide <-----------Used it when things got...messy.
Day 1: Mucocele was fully blown and filled with blood. Dark purple color. Treatment used once before bed. No notable difference except after 4 minutes, saliva started coming out a bit. Used Alum for 5 mins and Listerine for 4 mins after with nothing new seen.
Day 2: Mucocele was no longer purple but the usual reddish color. It was about the same size. Went to the beach and swallowed some water accidentally. Notable difference was that the Mucocele seems to have deflated and turned to nearly the same color as my lower lip. It seems staying in the salty water might have helped some to decrease the size. Used Alum for 5 minutes and Listerine for 5 minutes.
Day 3: First thing I did when I woke up was the Alum/Listerine treatment. The Mucocele is about the same size as the previous day. A litte whiter and it burst a bit, (I think it's due to me accidentally biting it after breakfast) I tried squeezing as much of it as I could but did not get much results. Just small droplets at a time came and I left it alone. I did the treatment in the evening 5 minutes alum and 3 minutes Listerine and only there's a small dot when it bled previously. After the Listerine, the Mucocele is much whiter.
Day 4: it looks more pleasing to the eye as the Mucocele is flat and the surface is white. Also noteworthy is that the Mucocele isn't ALL the way flat...at an angle when viewed from the bottom, the actual size is comparable to day 2 but I would assume that it looks like it's smaller due to the angle I view it at (which is over it). I did the Alum/Listerine treatment three times today and was about to do it four times but I notice that the skin around the Mucocele which have come in contact with the Alum seems to be a bit dried up. Also I notice that most of the results I see is after Im done with the Listerine. The Mucocele becomes a pale white color and I do wonder whether or not I should pop it to get the most results. Unfortunately, I don't have a sterilized needle so that option is out of the question.
Day 5: frustrating results. It started only slightly swelled up in the morning but towards the evening it became fully flared like on day 4. I did the Alum/Listerine twice about 5 minutes each and at night after i did it for the third time, I just got so tired of it I pressed the Mucocele to pop it. I squeezed as much blood as I could and it bled quite a bit. I also peeled the Mucocele layer of skin and tried to rip it as much as I could to open up the wound. I don't really know whether or not this was the brightest idea but I was annoyed. I practically caked it with alum and pressed down on my lip with a damp paper towel. I left it for over half an hour. Overkill? Yes. After I took it off, it seems the Mucocele developed a scab. I'm not sure whether to rip that off as well but seeing how it's one in the morning I left it at that and rinsed it off with the Listerine and dabbed it with some hydrogen peroxide. Let's hope it has promising results tomorrow
Day 6: This might be one of the most disappointing things I experienced in my life. As far as the Mucocele that I tore at yesterday, it appears smaller and a greenish scab is forming which I'll leave alone. Bad news? Two more mucoceles formed. As if one of them bastards wasn't enough. Three total, I'm highly considering a ENT because I will not lose this fight.
Day 7: Oddly, the Mucocele is very close to flat. The third smallest one is gone and the two remaining are mere craters with the greenish yellow scab on it. I don't really want to experiment again so I'm leaving it as is because it's been reducing in size since yesterday. Promising results...for now
Day 8: Both the Mucocele is still flat as the yellowish scab still tops the surface. It feels like there's a bump still but I do the Alum/Listerine treatment twice a day. Still unsure if I'm doing the right thing.
Day 9+: Pretty much the same when putting the Alum/Listerine treatment twice a day. The reason it took so long is because I first put the alum for five minutes (while using a tiny tiny tiny piece from a paper towel which has been folded up many times to be the exact size of the mucocele and pressed over it) then rinse out with Listerine and dab it with hydrogen peroxide. It's after the hydrogen peroxide is applied that the yellowish scab forms. Also note that I ripped the skin off the mucocele after I pressed it to pop it. I literally kept picking at the spot where it popped and made it bigger until it went over the whole thing.
Note: If the paper towel covers more than the spot where the mucocele is, there is a high chance that more mucocele will form. However, if this happens, don't panic and realize that for me it went away after one to two Alum/Listerine treatments. Just apply the alum, put the paper towel over it (covered with alum) and then rinse off with Listerine. Use hydrogen if any blood is involved? (Just for sanitary reasons I suppose, maybe there's more to it than it seems)
The mucocele itself was gone after using the treatment after a month. It's been early June since I had the mucocele and as of now it hasn't come back since. I do want to say that there is a small white spot where the mucocele is. It's probably a scar that isn't going to go away but there is no more bump and I am positive it won't come back. Obviously I will post back frustrated if it does, but there has been no sign that it would. The reason I got a scar from it is because I really went crazy as soon as I popped it and started ripping skin after skin off to make it go over the mucocele. (I really can't say at this point if the mucocele would go away if I did it a better way. Obviously people are different and my case required the use of some radical methods.)
let me know if you you guys have any questions to ask about my experience or just this whole mess. I would love to help anyone because I am just so thankful that I got rid of this problem.
The reason I didn't want to go through with the surgery is because of the numerous people saying that there is a slight "numb" feeling afterwards that doesn't go away. Let me just say that, there is NO numb feeling that I feel after all this. Obviously some people can go through surgery and walk away fine but..if you feel like your the 20-30% of the people who posted they had surgery that said the only side effect is the numb feeling, I suppose you should ask yourself is it worth it when you know there's a better alternative.
Just post your email or message it to me, (Not that I know how to use the message system here)
Take care and good luck!