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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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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 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

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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 is the definition or description of: aphthous stomatitis?

What is the definition or description of: aphthous stomatitis?

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

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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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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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Is Aphthous stomatitis herpes or not? can it cause std's in any way?

Is Aphthous stomatitis herpes or not? can it cause std's in any way?

No: Aphthae are not herpes and are not STD. The cause is not known. Usually trivial, they may be painful. There are several treatments but usually nothing is needed. They are NOT due to any food nor are they due to "stress". ...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

Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

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