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how do i treat aphthous ulcers on uvula and in pharynx? any home remedies or medications?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Ulcers: How do you know for sure that they are aphthous ulcers? Best to see a physician or dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment advice. Salt water rinses may help meanwhile.

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