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Aphthous ulcer on my soft palate, not gone for 6 days? Why is it taking so long?

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Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry
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In brief: Maybe for 2 weeks

Hello katie, the apthous ulcer will usually go away in 2 weeks if you don't do anything.
If you rinse with listerine (purple or green bottle) when it first arises..It will stay small or almost not develope and it will be gone in days or 1 week. The purple bottle seems to works the best.

In brief: Maybe for 2 weeks

Hello katie, the apthous ulcer will usually go away in 2 weeks if you don't do anything.
If you rinse with listerine (purple or green bottle) when it first arises..It will stay small or almost not develope and it will be gone in days or 1 week. The purple bottle seems to works the best.
Dr. Kini Tran
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Aphthous ulcers

Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis.
However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out.

In brief: Aphthous ulcers

Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis.
However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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