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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Overview)

A condition that causes painful swelling and sores inside the mouth.


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What are the tests for aphthous stomatitis?

What are the tests for aphthous stomatitis?

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

Dr. Keshab Paudel
73 doctors shared insights

Stomatitis (Overview)

A condition that causes painful swelling and sores inside the mouth.


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What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

Tissue inflamation: Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any 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

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What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

Inflamed tongue: Many types with different causes. Herpes not a common cause. See a dermatologist for best chance at accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been using betnovate c ( betamethsone valerate )to treat angular stomatitis. Once the treatment is finished it comes back after 2 weeks. ?

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

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What is the treatment for stomatitis?

What is the treatment for stomatitis?

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

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Acyclovir: Or valacyclovir. This antiviral compound can be effective in reducing the duration of acute herpetic outbreaks and in limiting the frequency of recurrences. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my aphthous stomatitis until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my aphthous stomatitis until I can see a doctor?

Barriers: Can try 50/50 milk of magnesia/diphenhydramine liquid- swish and spit 4-6x/day. Orabase can act as a bandage to cover the area. Tanac, and others can help numb and cover. Orabase sooth n seal avoid spicy foods, alcohol, extremes of temperature. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need to see doctor: You may have herpes infection and may benefit from treatment by seeing a doctor. Four days is long enough to see a doctor to rule out infection and or vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get aphthous stomatitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get aphthous stomatitis off and on?

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

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Do lots of people get aphthous stomatitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get aphthous stomatitis, or is it unusual?

Aphthous ulcers: I agree but if your mouth ulcers are associated with eye irritation or arthritis check with your doctor. I good treatment for benign apthous ulcers is lactivex solution rinced in the mouth and kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase for more resistent cases. ...Read more

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What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

Tissue inflamation: Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any 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

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What is the definition or description of: stomatitis?

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

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What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

Inflamed tongue: Many types with different causes. Herpes not a common cause. See a dermatologist for best chance at accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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