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Vulvar aphthous ulcers

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Canker sore.: An aphthous ulcer is also known as a canker sore, often a painful circular lesion inside the mouth. It does not have one specific cause, but it can be... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Could be both.: Herpes simplex of the mouth is a common cause of painful, recurrent ulcerations, caused by the virus, that stays indolent in the mouths/lips, and then... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
History: Need a history that informs the dentist of frequency, duration and location. May need a culture or biopsy.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Quit entirely.: There are so many changes going on within the cells that are exposed to smoking that it is often hard to predict what is causing what, or if there is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Canker sores: Apthous ulcers affect the loose mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity (cheeks, lips, tongue, etc). They appear as a circular white ulcer with a red hal... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes: Both canker sores and aphthous ulcers are two names for the same lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth. Unlike cold sores which are c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 52 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: Try a product called kanka. A generic version is also available at walgreens. It gives almost instant relief of the pain and lasts for up to an hour... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Find cause: Some folks "simply get" these. However, if there's several at once, it can warn of a low level of good neutrophil white cells. Other entities to rul... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
In a way: Aphthous ulcers occur in the mouth by definition, but similar genital ulcers are possible. They should be examined and considered in connection with ... Read More

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