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How This Aphthus Ulcer Hapene How Stop Pain
Some possibilities: Aphthous ulcers are breaks in the epithelium that in most cases have questionable origin. Some are attributed to stress, viral or food allergy origins. Most common treatments are palliative and include some over the counter gels that contain some type of numbing agent. There are some prescription products that might lessen the duration and intensity of the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ovarian cyst & it's causing a lot of pain. Motrin isnt cutting it. Any other ways to relieve pain & how long does it take to go away?
Depends: There are many types of cysts, from large simple cysts to small follicular cysts to complex, heavy cysts. Birth control pills trick the brain into not stimulating the ovaries, thus less cyst formation and likely improvement in pain. If small they can resorb in time, add tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 500 mg 4 times a day and use 2 aleve 2x per day, might work better tham motrin, good luck. ...Read more
My dr. told me to stop prilosec due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before . How can I treat naturally?
10 days of...: Or hiccups in a 10 day old infant? If infant, call pediatrician. If adult, see md. Could be due to irritation of diaphragm from various causes, e.g. Inflammation of esoph/stomach, lung, liver, spleen; ulcer disease, ; tumor of any of above; heart issues; brain lesions; stress, or other. Needs md evaluation. Rx available. ...Read more
Depending on health : Well, it depends on patient's medical condition. In immune-compromised person they might never go away only subside a bit under medical treatment. In a healthy adult without treatment 7 to 14 days. Another factor is the localization of the ulcer in the mouth and its relation to removable appliances worn by the patient; if is a heavy smoker & the ulcer does not heal visit an oral surgeon asap. ...Read more
What's Schamberg disease? How to treat it? What causes it? How to prevent it? How far does it spread & where? Will it go away?
Schaumberg disease: It is dermatitis usually in lower extremity due to leaky capillaries which allow red blood cells to seep into skin and the iron in them causes the discoloration .itching can be controlled by cortisone, Vit C , colchicine & laser can control some symptoms. Elevation of legs when possible may help Has been associated w/viral/allergy/medications / ASA/tylenol f/u w/ dermatologist ...Read more
Bleeding gums: Gums bleed due to irritation and infection. Brush your teeth after each meal and before bed. Have a Dental Examination and get your teeth cleaned by a Dental Hygienist. They will help with your home care. Gums heal quickly when they are attended to daily. ...Read more
I've been having anxiety attacks & I'm pregnant. I don't know how to avoid it & what to do? Every time I'm upset this happens sometimes it can be bad
Call a psychologist: They can teach you ways to stop a panic attack and help you learn ways to prevent them. They will teach you relaxation techniques and help you figure out what is triggering them. Although they are very frightening when they occur, they are very treatable. Let us know if you have additional questions or concerns. ...Read more
What is gastritis? How do you prevent gastritis? What causes it? Does it go away ever? Would you need "general surgery"?
Gastritis: Can be due to bacteria ( h. Pylori) that causes ulcers. Can be due anatomical defect in diaphragm ( hiatal hernia) that surgey can fix. Can be due to meds ( like motrin) stop the the meds . And also bile reflux that may be helped with surgery. Tumors of an endocrine nature also can cause it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common does heart burn cause esophageal cancer? I'm worried about it cause I get acid reflux a lot. How often can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg will it cure
Rare: The majority of esophageal Ca's are in the cardioesophageal junction where stomach meets esophagus. This tumor is induced by h. pylori. This organism induces ulcers in mucosa which is repaired by influx of bone marrow stem cells. The helicobacter toxin then converts the stem cells to the malignant form which grows as a cancer. ...Read more
Ulcer causes: Mouth ulcers come in a variety of different entities, and the causes are not always the same. It is important to have an ulcer examined by your dentist, or referred if need be, because there are too many different causes for anyone to diagnose it without an exam. If an ulcer reoccurs, that's a good reason to have it checked. ...Read more
Venous Stasis Ulcer: Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease. If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does stomach cancer respond to ppi's or/and acidic food? I know stomach ulcers & gasritis do but was just wondering if this is the case for cancer ?
of course: Of course those meds and measures do not cure cancer. If your question is about the symptoms, many times they actually get ameliorated by meds and foods. But this is precisely the problem: people may minimize this way the (masked) (and sometimes only) symptoms and delay the diagnosis and treatment for years; which makes the prognosis worse. ...Read more
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