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What should I do for painful aphthous ulcers?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Prevent trigger

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Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of sleep, weight loss, iron, vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, trauma, braces. There are some systemic diseases associated with these: crohn's, behcets, celiac disease. Also think of hot drinks. Oragel topically or antiviral rx early on may help.

In brief: Prevent trigger

See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion.
Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of sleep, weight loss, iron, vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, trauma, braces. There are some systemic diseases associated with these: crohn's, behcets, celiac disease. Also think of hot drinks. Oragel topically or antiviral rx early on may help.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry

In brief: A miserable issue

For sure. Discontinue toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate, limit acidic foods and try to avoid trauma of oral tissues w toothbrush/utensils.
Look for zilactin products in pharmacy to apply. Best medicine is rx steroid in an oral bandage delivery called "orabase". Lasers can help if your dentist has one.

In brief: A miserable issue

For sure. Discontinue toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate, limit acidic foods and try to avoid trauma of oral tissues w toothbrush/utensils.
Look for zilactin products in pharmacy to apply. Best medicine is rx steroid in an oral bandage delivery called "orabase". Lasers can help if your dentist has one.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dr. R Lee Hinson
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1 comment
Dr. Bruce Elkind
I agree... I myself get aphthous ulcers and find an Rx for kenalog in Orabase works miracles for me.
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