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aphthae(1) Canker sores.
(2) A nonspecific term for any ulcer of a mucous membrane;
aphthaeColdsores, see there; herpetic ulcers.
aphthaeSmall, superficial, and often painful ulcers of the inside of the mouth and sometimes of the skin of the genitals. See also APHTHOUS ULCERS.
Patient discussion about aphthae
Q. Is it possible to prevent appearance of oral aphthae? I get these a lot and lately I've heard it comes as a result of stress or weak immune system. Is that true? Is there a way to make it go away forever????? anyone who has ever had this annoying thing in his mouth knows what I'm talking about... I know all the possible curing ways- I'm looking for prevention now...thanx!
Q. aphthous stomatitis can someone please explain me what it is? and what is the best way to treat it?
The exact cause of this disease is not known. There are many factors that are thought to be involved with the development of canker sores, including:
Weakened immune system
Certain allergies may cause the lesions to appear, such as:
Viruses and bacteria
The following are the most common symptoms of aphthous stomatitis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
Ulcers in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue
Ulcers that are covered with a yellow layer and have a red base
For the full article:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/oral/diagnose/aphthous-stomatitis.htm Hope this helps.