Patient discussion about Canker Sores
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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!
|A||welcome to my life! every time the air get's a little dry i get 1-3 aphthae and can't eat for the next 4-6 days. so i investigated a little, and i'm sorry but right now no one really knows what causes them. they know that from some reason the body get's an immune reaction in the oral mucosa and that causes an ulcer. but a friend of mine went to an Ayurveda therapist that told him to stop eating tomatoes and eggplants (in any way, cooked,baked,fried) and he says he stop getting aphthae. so you might try Ayurveda for prevention. it could help...|
Q. aphthous stomatitis
can someone please explain me what it is? and what is the best way to treat it?
|A1||A canker sore (aphthous stomatitis) is an illness that causes small ulcers to appear in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue. What causes aphthous stomatitis (canker sores)?|
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.
|A2||It's a disease in which small painful sores appear in the mouth. These sores are usually small and round, but may be large (more than 5 millimeters), and heal after a week or two without scars. The cause is unknown but it may be related to stress, hormonal changes, allergy to food, infections, HIV or a hereditary tendency.|
It's usually treated with creams that include steroids or other drugs applied 2-4 times a day. Another form of therapy, used mainly for severe or recalcitrant disease is the application of drugs into the lesion. Please remember to consult your doctor before you use any medication.
The attacks' frequency can range from 2 per year to continuous disease, and usually decrease with age.
You can read more about it here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/000998.htm)
Hope I helped
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