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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Aphthous Ulcers (Definition)

Apthous ulcers affect the loose mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity (cheeks, lips, tongue, etc). They appear as a circular white ulcer with a red halo around the edges. The cause is unknown, but thought to be viral. The most common type, apthous minor, lasts about 10-14 days, are painful for the first 7-10 days, and heal on their own. There is also apthous ...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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How do I treat aphthous ulcers on uvula and in pharynx? any home remedies or medications?

How do I treat aphthous ulcers on uvula and in pharynx? any home remedies or medications?

Ulcers: How do you know for sure that they are aphthous ulcers? Best to see a physician or dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment advice. Salt water rinses may help meanwhile. ...Read more

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How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

How can I treat canker sores (aphthous ulcers in the mouth)?

Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between Epstein Barr virus and aphthous ulcers?

Not Likely: The evidence for any microbial association with recurrent aphthous stomatitis has not been clearly demonstrated. Many studies have found evidence of multiple microbes possibly being implicated but there is no clear evidence.There was a study in 1998 that postulated an association with EBV but it has not been repeated. Aphthous ulcers are considered to be an inflammatory condition for the most part ...Read more

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What are aphthous ulcers?

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 should I do for painful aphthous ulcers?

What should I do for painful aphthous ulcers?

Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of sleep, weight loss, iron, vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, trauma, braces. There are some systemic diseases associated with these: crohn's, behcets, celiac disease. Also think of hot drinks. Oragel topically or antiviral rx early on may help. ...Read more

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What are the chances I have aphthous ulcers vsherpes?

Could be both.: Herpes simplex of the mouth is a common cause of painful, recurrent ulcerations, caused by the virus, that stays indolent in the mouths/lips, and then when triggered by a 'cold' or sun or certain foods, etc, becomes an active lesion. Aphthous ulcer is a more general term, which is associated with many different causes, but not one cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aphthous ulcers?

What is the definition or description of: aphthous ulcers?

Free Mucosa virus: A non infectious viral infection of the superficial layers of oral mucosal cells. It is always in the free mucosal not attached. Can be secondarily infected by bacteria. Lasts about ten days. Many go unnoticed.Believedd to of viral origins instigated by abrsion of the tissues. ...Read more

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Are canker sores aphthous ulcers?

Are canker sores aphthous ulcers?

Yes: Both canker sores and aphthous ulcers are two names for the same lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth. Unlike cold sores which are caused by the herpes virus, they do not occur on the outside surface of your lips and are not contagious although they are painful and take from 7 to 14 days to go away. ...Read more

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


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