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What is the reason for recurrent aphthous stomatitis?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Canker sores

The cause of aphthous stomatitis or canker sores is not known.
It is a common disorder and is frequently recurrent. It can also run in some families implying some genetic factor. Recurrence has been tied to lack of sleep, stress, citrus fruits, trauma from things such as coarse toothbrush bristles, abrasive food like chips, etc. No clear treatment seems to be uniformly affective.

In brief: Canker sores

The cause of aphthous stomatitis or canker sores is not known.
It is a common disorder and is frequently recurrent. It can also run in some families implying some genetic factor. Recurrence has been tied to lack of sleep, stress, citrus fruits, trauma from things such as coarse toothbrush bristles, abrasive food like chips, etc. No clear treatment seems to be uniformly affective.
Dr. Charles Crabbe
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Poor diet

Make sure that your diet, including between meals, is "god made" food.
Taking a supplement of lysine (an amino acid) is helpful and you can get that at a health food store.

In brief: Poor diet

Make sure that your diet, including between meals, is "god made" food.
Taking a supplement of lysine (an amino acid) is helpful and you can get that at a health food store.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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