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Aphthous Ulcer Tonsil
Just finished 10 days of amoxicillin for dx strep throat. Nnow developed what seems to be aphthous ulcers. 1 on tonsil. Can I wait it out a few days?
I have small ulcer/white mark on my right side of tonsil, my ENT doc says Aphthous ulcer, hav nose block/water discharge. slight diff swallow, no pain?
Follow ENT Direction: If you have no pain, you should at least do warm saline gargles, but slight difficulty swallowing is an issue. You've not listed what s/he said to do to help with this. They are the expert in their field, and would follow their guidelines for OTC and Rx meds/inhalers needed to resolve your condition as quickly as possible. Also stay away from acidic fruits/foods, and get rest and destress AMAP. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't think so: I think you need to consult a GYN. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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