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What sort of problem is aphthous stomatitis?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several causes

In addition to the viral causes, there are also other causes.
Stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal, allergies, and sensitivity to sls in toothpaste and immune deficiencies are other causes. Avoid acidic and spicy foods during outbreak. Generally the only teatment is symptomatic as suggested previously. Get checked if you have them frequently or if they are large.

In brief: Several causes

In addition to the viral causes, there are also other causes.
Stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal, allergies, and sensitivity to sls in toothpaste and immune deficiencies are other causes. Avoid acidic and spicy foods during outbreak. Generally the only teatment is symptomatic as suggested previously. Get checked if you have them frequently or if they are large.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Most case the cause is unknown & remits spontaneously
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not B19

Sorry wrong subtype.

In brief: Not B19

Sorry wrong subtype.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stomatitis

We really dont know the cause.
We believe is viral. It can occur on the tongue and gums. Very painful. May last 7-10 days. There is a paste we can prescribe for it. Sometimes we prescribe pen vk (a great oral antibiotic)if we are concerned about infection (it rarely occurs). Take tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids.See a doctor if needed.

In brief: Stomatitis

We really dont know the cause.
We believe is viral. It can occur on the tongue and gums. Very painful. May last 7-10 days. There is a paste we can prescribe for it. Sometimes we prescribe pen vk (a great oral antibiotic)if we are concerned about infection (it rarely occurs). Take tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids.See a doctor if needed.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Aphthous Ulcers

We don't really know the cause of aphthous ulcers.
Trauma, stress and an autoimmune component are probably the most likely cause. Unlike cold sores, they are not caused by a virus. Here is a good resource for more information: http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=11983.

In brief: Aphthous Ulcers

We don't really know the cause of aphthous ulcers.
Trauma, stress and an autoimmune component are probably the most likely cause. Unlike cold sores, they are not caused by a virus. Here is a good resource for more information: http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=11983.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Aphthous stomatitis

Also called canker sores, is a benign non-contagious mouth ulceration, mostly related to stress which affects the immune system, & rarely due to systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases.

In brief: Aphthous stomatitis

Also called canker sores, is a benign non-contagious mouth ulceration, mostly related to stress which affects the immune system, & rarely due to systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases.
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