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Causes and remedy for recurring mouth ulcers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you xxxxx?
User :   I sem to have recurring mouth ulcers? ny suggestions?;;
Doctor :   Have you had this problem for some time or is it something new?
User :   It is sporadic, in other words, I get is week at a time maybe once in 3 months,
Doctor :   k
User :   this episode is 5 day old; have had this off and on for over two/three years;
Doctor :   and do you have multiple ulcers at th same time or only one?
Doctor :   k
User :   usually only one;;
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   have you noticed any assocated sciation with your sleep pattern or work load?
Doctor :   *association
User :   sleep pattern fairly unaffected, howeve
User :   thre sseems some causal link with eating fried stuff or stress at work,
User :   for instane last week I was travlling in Japan wit long hours and limited sleep
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :   what work do you do xxxxx?
Doctor :   and how old are you?
User :   I am in marketing
User :   I am 45;;
Doctor :   keep long hours at work?
User :   reasonably;;
Doctor :   I assume
Doctor :   hmmm
User :   usually do 8am to 6PM; then 9PM t 11PM;;
Doctor :   have you tried any gels or ointments?
User :   only lat two days ater I returned I used Smyle gel;;
User :   also y'day took vit B nd C ;;
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   now lemme just explain to you
Doctor :   from my knowledge
User :   {listening}
Doctor :   how the ulcer develops and progresses
Doctor :   usually it is caused by small biting traumas
Doctor :   to the mucosa of the mouth
Doctor :   i.e the inner lining of the mouth
Doctor :   another common cause is stress..but usually stres ulcers
Doctor :   are multiple
Doctor :   also vitamin you already know
Doctor :   now the problem is that since the ulcers are in the mouth
Doctor :   they get easily infected
Doctor :   due to food particles getting into it
Doctor :   i guess it is difficult for you to totally eradicte the problem
Doctor :   as in since you would be having work related stress at times and travelling etc
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   so far yes;
Doctor :   one more question
Doctor :   do you keep getting the ulcer at the same spot again and again?
User :   o;
User :   no;
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   so here are my suggestions
User :   {listening}
Doctor :   avoid spicy food and general irritants that will icrease the pain...thats common sens i guess
Doctor :   also to prevent infection
User :   Pls tpe in here [thanks fo ryour itme},
User :   I appreciate the help and will reer tif I have any uquetions;;
Doctor :   rinse your mouth with any antiseptic solution
User :   {listening]
Doctor :   i.e antiseptic mouth washes
Doctor :   you could use this gel called "Dologel"
User :   ok;
Doctor :   if the pain is too much
Doctor :   there are some
User :   {thanks, listening}
Doctor :   antibiotic gels also which can be prescribed only after physical examination of the ulcer
Doctor :   i.e. if infected only
Doctor :   vitamins do take for a couplke of weeks
Doctor :   not just when the ulcer is on
Doctor :   ok?
User :   ok Thanks alot Dr.
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   nothing !! have a nice day !
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