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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


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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 is the reason for recurrent aphthous stomatitis?

What is the reason for recurrent aphthous stomatitis?

Apthous stomatitis: Apthous ulcers or canker sores occur for various reasons or triggers. They are believed to be an auto-immune type lesion to several triggers, like trama. I have patients that get lesions when they drink red wine, or eat peanuts. They normally run their course for ten to fourteen days. They can be treated topically to relieve pain. ...Read more

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Painful genital sores, what is it?

Painful genital sores, what is it?

Could be...: ...Nothing, or it could be everything. The only way to find out is to visit your doctor or local public health department and have testing done. Please don't have sex until you are diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more

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Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Not enough info: Aphthous ulcers will not harm the baby. But are you sure they are aphthous ulcers. Might be good idea for your dentist to have a look. ...Read more

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Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Is it common to have canker sores bleed?

Very common: The canker sores bleed easily, especially when brushing your teeth. They are harmless and heal by themselves after 7-14 days. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is aphthous stomatitis?

What sort of problem is aphthous stomatitis?

Agree: Agree. Additionally, in young kids the most common causative agent is coxackie virus (subtype b19) and can present as "hand foot mouth" syndrome. Herpes simplex viruses can also cause canker sores or cold sores. Pain meds and mixtures of topical meds (miracle mouthwash) can help. "trench mouth" or secondary infections are treated with antibiotics. Otherwise it is self limited. ...Read more

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Is mononucleosis painful?

Is mononucleosis painful?

Yes: Generally you can have symptoms similar to the flu or a bad cold. You can also have a very severe sore throat with enlarged tonsils. ...Read more

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Are canker sores common with scleroderma?

Are canker sores common with scleroderma?

Indirectly: Some of the meds used to treat scleroderma can possibly lead to mouth sores. ...Read more

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What are aphthous ulcerations?

What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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Are canker sores contagious or a form of herpes?

Are canker sores contagious or a form of  herpes?

No and no : Canker sores are an auto-immune inflammatory reaction to some types of trauma: physical, emotional, pharmaceutical and/or illness. They are self-limiting, need no medication and not contagious. In cases where the size, number or duration of the canker sores are not tolerable, you can take anti-inflammatory meds (nsaids) or ask your dentist for a chemical cautery or laser treatment for comfort. ...Read more

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How painful are herpes simplex blisters?

How painful are herpes simplex blisters?

Variable: Some patients have virtually no pain and others are in such pain it is difficult to sit or empty the bladder. Seek treatment early to reduce pain and speed healing. ...Read more

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Is canker sores a form of yeast?

Is canker sores a form of yeast?

Probably not: Usually caused by herpes simplex viruses. Generally resolves in 10-14 days . Severe episodes may need antiviral medication. ...Read more

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What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

Infection: It is an infection of the oral mucosa and the gingiva that leads to swelling and sores. It is most common among children and it can be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 or the coxsackie virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

A condition that causes painful swelling and ...Read more