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I have herpetic stomatitis. I'm not taking any medication because I can't afford. How long will it heal. I've had since last saturday.?
Up to two weeks: Self limited disease so does not need medication. ...Read more
Aphthasol (amlexanox): There are a variety of treatments, but Aphthasol (amlexanox) is one of the most commonly prescribed. It works as an antiallergic and antiinflammatory. However, sometimes avoiding the triggers can help just as much as the treatments. I am interpreting this to be aphthous stomatitis, but there are other forms of stomatitis. ...Read more
Tissue inflamation: Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of the structures in the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat, and roof or floor of the mouth. This can be caused by conditions in the mouth itself, such as poor oral hygiene, dietary protein deficiency, poorly fitted dentures, or from mouth burns from hot food or drinks, toxic plants and intrinsic factors. ...Read more
Inflamed mouth: Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, and many other causes. ...Read more
See below: Several causes representing several diseases. Hook up with a family doctor you trust. ...Read more
Very rare: Typically, any type of stomatitis is usually a chronic inflamation of the oral tissues from a number of intrinsic causes. Any irritation or inflamation from a dental visit is usually temporary and will subside in a few days. ...Read more
Not the same: Stomatitis is usually aphthous, in which case we dont know the cause, or it can be caused by viruses other than herpes. Herpes typically causes lesions on the lips. Stomatitis usually occurs in children with the first episode. Since almost all adults already have hsv-1, telling partners isnt necessary, but its reasonable to avoid kissing or oral sex when you have oral ulcers or cold sores. ...Read more
Initial cold sore : Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places. ...Read more
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None specific: Normally there are no associated problems, however it amy be associated with food sensitivity, herpes simplex, or reflux. Stress is a factor in some individuals. A food diary can be helpful in pointing to certain foods, however if you eat wheat every day, blood tests amy identify a gluten sensitivity. ...Read more
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
Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more
Aphthous ulcer: 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 help control the pain. ...Read more
I have stomatitis four days now and haven't been able to eat much. Last night I started to get pains in my chest and when I eat it gets worse?
Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more
Laser works well: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of trea. Dment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried. ...Read more
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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HSV1 & thrush cure: Herpes stomatitis (HSV1). There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ and can usually be treated with antifungal medicines. See a dentist or PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: The cause of aphthous stomatitis (canker sores) is unknown, but the disease has been linked to genetic, nutritional and immunological triggers as well as bacterial infections. People with recurrent lesions may have iron, folic acid, and certain b vitamin deficiency. There is evidence that genetics can modify the risk of recurrent sores, many with this condition have a family history of recurrence. ...Read more
White thick gross looking skin/crust over lips. Have stomatitis. Went to get checked yesterday. What is it? When will It go away? Doc said 7-10 days.
Doctor is right: Since you be already seen a doctor, please follow instructions. ...Read more
I have been using betnovate c (betamethsone valerate)to treat angular stomatitis. Once the treatment is finished it comes back after 2 weeks.?
Angular chelitis: Saliva macerates and irritates this area leading to eczema, fissuring and secondary bacterial and yeast infections. Poorly fitting dentures and lip licking predispose to recurrence. Apply antiyeast creams twice daily. And mild steruid a few hours later. "Stop topical therapy when inflammation is clear. Apply a thick protective ointment (aquaphor or chapstick at bedtime. ...Read more
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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