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Aphthous Ulcer Throat
I have an aphthous ulcer in the back of my throat, any tips to ease the pain? What should I gargle with?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any household products or OTC medicines that can cure aphthous ulcer (oral ulcer) effectively and quickly?
Yes, Listerine: Listerine purple bottle 30 second rinses 2-3x/day help it heal faster. If you use the mouthrinse when it first develops, it will keep it small and possibly not develop into a larger size. It goes away much faster than the usual 2 weeks long time frame of pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe for 2 weeks : Hello katie, the apthous ulcer will usually go away in 2 weeks if you don't do anything. If you rinse with listerine (purple or green bottle) when it first arises..It will stay small or almost not develope and it will be gone in days or 1 week. The purple bottle seems to works the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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