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What is the treatment of aphthus. Oral ulcer?

What is the treatment of aphthus. Oral ulcer?

Alkalinize mouth: Decrease acids that you eat or drink. Stop coffee, tea, sodas. Drink only water. Get some antacid liquid like maalox or mylanta and use a tablespoon of it swishing and rinsing for 1 minute after each meal and before bed. Decreasing acidity in the mouth helps to heal and prevent these ulcers. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Any household products or OTC medicines that can cure aphthous ulcer (oral ulcer) effectively and quickly?

Any household products or OTC medicines that can cure aphthous ulcer (oral ulcer) effectively and quickly?

Yes, Listerine: Listerine purple bottle 30 second rinses 2-3x/day help it heal faster. If you use the mouthrinse when it first develops, it will keep it small and possibly not develop into a larger size. It goes away much faster than the usual 2 weeks long time frame of pain. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a fast and easy way to get rid of an oral ulcer?

Depends: First confirm with a dentist/ physician that its a canker sore (aphthous ulcer), then a topical steroid can be prescribed to speed up the healing. ...Read more

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How can I treat an oral ulcer?

How can I treat an oral ulcer?

Here are a few : Samples of treatments: try reducing your intake of sodium filled foods, acidic foods or spicy foods. Use hydrogen peroxide. (placing a small drop on the canker sore before it fully develops can help to alleviate it.) vitamin c. Apply baking soda directly, however this will sting a bit..... But my patients tell me it works. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about an oral ulcer?

How worried should I be about an oral ulcer?

Time: If it lasts more than 2 weeks seek a dentist that can diagnose the cause. This may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can cancer cause anything like bad breath or oral ulcer?

Can cancer cause anything like bad breath or oral ulcer?

Yes: Although ulcers in the mouth can be due to trauma or "cold sores", oral lesions presenting as ulcers may be associated with oral cancer and must be evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between a oral ulcer and oral cancer?

What can you do to tell the difference between a oral ulcer and oral cancer?

Oral Cancer: The only way to know conclusively whether or not a lesion is cancerous or not is by having the area biopsied and sent for microscopic evaluation to a pathologist. While most ulcers are gone by two weeks, there are some types of ulcers that last longer but are not cancerous. Some cancers do not ulcer. Start by seeing your dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a recurring oral ulcer and oral cancer?

How do you tell the difference between a recurring oral ulcer and oral cancer?

Oral Ulcer: Oral cancer is usually characterized by a non-helaing oral lesion. A recurrent ulcer that heals between events is less likely to represent oral cancer. The definitive test to diagnose oral cancer is a biopsy of any suspicious lesions. Oral biopsy is a very straightforward process that can generally be accomplished in 15 minutes with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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