A 46-year-old member asked:
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help please. could dissolving prednisolone tablets in some water help mouth ulcers?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
46 years experience Dentistry
Not worth it: Possibly depending the cause of the ulcers. The negative side-effects outweigh the potential benefits. The most likely cause is cancer sores. No matter what you do they will be there from 10-14 days. They will stop hurting before that and you can buy zilactin over the counter to make things more comfortable in the mean time. No relief, see a doctor.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013

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