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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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How to treat an aphthous ulcer at back of throat?

How to treat an aphthous ulcer at back of throat?

Ulcers last 1-2weeks: Ulcers usually last one to two weeks. Avoid irritating the area and try over the counter medication! ...Read more

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What can I take to ease the pain of an aphthous ulcer in the back of my throat?

Apthous ulcer: If you are sure that is what it is, try gargling with acidolphilus. Kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase will also ease symptoms and tends to stick on the ulcer. ...Read more

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I have an aphthous ulcer in the back of my throat, any tips to ease the pain? What should I gargle with?

I have an aphthous ulcer in the back of my throat, any tips to ease the pain?  What should I gargle with?

Mixture of…: Hydrogen peroxide, warm salt water (saline), & alcohol-based mouthwash will soothe & help heal ulcer. Or can use otc prep glyoxide. Be sure not to swallow mixture. If aphthous ulcer doesn't improve, fp/ent can treat with silver nitrate stick. ...Read more

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How to cure an aphthous ulcer?

Aphthous ulcers: There is no quick cure but using a combination of liquid mylanta and liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and applying a small amount of the combination on the ulcer multiple times a day will cut down on the pain and may help heal it a little quicker. ...Read more

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Can I use a silver nitrate stick to burn off an aphthous ulcer?

Can I use a silver nitrate stick to burn off an aphthous ulcer?

Resolves on its own: Most apthous ulcers resolve on their own. As annoying as they are, it's always best if a problem can be solved by your own body. ...Read more

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Hi is it normal to have recurrent ulcers in the mouth approx every 2 to 3 weeks upper & bottom lip sometimes in same places Dr said aphthous ulcer?

Recurrent ulcers: Recurrent ulcers that often is not normal. There is no common cause for aphthous ulcers. Aphthous ulcers can be caused by acidic foods, allergies, trauma/irritation, viral infection, and very often reaction to stress. Check with your dentist for any dental problems. Examine your diet choices. Check and see if the appearance of the ulcers coincides with any common events. ...Read more

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What is aphthous ulcer?

What is aphthous ulcer?

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 brought on by many triggers such as stress, infection, vitamin deficiencies, or immune system abnormalities. Other than being painful, they are harmless and can be treated with topical oral agents. ...Read more

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What helps for aphthous ulcer?

What helps for aphthous ulcer?

Nothing really: Unfortunately not much can be done for those pesky buggers. They take about 14 days to run their course. It is counterproductive to try to put anything on them. They need to dry out so to speak. If you get them frequently...your doctor can give you a prescription for Acyclovir. Over the counter methods includes taking Lysine which can be purchased at many stores. Try to avoid spicy or aci ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more