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Treatments 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
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, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a stomatits in my tongue and i can't eat any sour foods and spicy foods ? Its been 20 yrs since a hav stomatits. Can you tell any treatments?
Herpetic stomatitis: Herpetic stomatitis (herpetic gingivostomatitis) is a viral infection that causes ulcers on the lips and in the mouth. It usually runs it's course in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist for medication to put on the ulcers to allow eating more comfortably ( a bland diet is helpful), and for medication for pain (usually ibuprofen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare, but...: Usually the dentist helps you figure out where your stomatitis came from and helps to resolve it. There are some materials and medications used at dental offices you may be allergic to that can lead to stomatis, but it is rare. I would ask your dentist what he or she thinks. They will know your history best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the same: Stomatitis is usually “aphthous , ” in which case we don’t 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 isn’t necessary, but it’s 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers