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Hi, my friend often have mouth ulcers, which we suspect is a mixture of apathous and herpetiform ulcers. Is there any reason behind it and any cure?
Dont suspect: First, start by having your friend see a dentist when the ulcers are present to be sure what it is. One has to start with a definitive diagnosis and not a guess. It may be other things as well. Once you know what it is, one can address prevention, treatment or acceptance. It's poor medicine and a disservice to patients to offer advice on guesses and undiagnosed lesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No inflow: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Ulcers can occur anywhere & everywhere. I suspect that you may be referring to a peptic ulcer which can cause abdominal (stomach) pain. Best to go see your family doctor for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. In meantime, you can try over-the-counter antacids (like rolaids & tums), h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid & axid) & even ppi (like Prilosec & protonix). ...Read more