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Can I use a silver nitrate stick to burn off an aphthous ulcer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Resolves on its own

Most apthous ulcers resolve on their own.
As annoying as they are, it's always best if a problem can be solved by your own body.

In brief: Resolves on its own

Most apthous ulcers resolve on their own.
As annoying as they are, it's always best if a problem can be solved by your own body.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It's not a good idea to burn an ulcer. The best way to deal with it is to stop your mouth from being a source of inflammation.
I tell my patients to use antacid liquid rinses after each meal and before bed and to stay away from acids in general.

In brief: No

It's not a good idea to burn an ulcer. The best way to deal with it is to stop your mouth from being a source of inflammation.
I tell my patients to use antacid liquid rinses after each meal and before bed and to stay away from acids in general.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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In brief: Not recommended

There are several prescription ointments for canker sores that sooth and heal.
There is also an ointment called kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase that acts like an oral bandage to soothe and protect. You should consult your dentist. The cause and frequency is very important. Need a good history and may need a culture or biopsy if it won't resolve.

In brief: Not recommended

There are several prescription ointments for canker sores that sooth and heal.
There is also an ointment called kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase that acts like an oral bandage to soothe and protect. You should consult your dentist. The cause and frequency is very important. Need a good history and may need a culture or biopsy if it won't resolve.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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