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Frequent mouth ulcers, smoking and alcohol consumption - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I just had a few questions so thought, may be you can help me with it
Doctor :   Sure
User :   So, I smoke and have been smoking since 2004, alcohol is may be once in a week
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the problem is that I suffer from mouth ulceration atleast once in 2 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and I wanted to know if this is some indications for any health condition
User :   not sure, if I should be worried about it or anything that I can do
Doctor :   I would like few more things which would help me better in suggesting you: Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   sure, I am 27
User :   this ulcers go away in a day or two though
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms like persistent cough, recent infection?
User :   recent infection - no, but cough and congestion- smoker's problem
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   May I know the duration of the mouth ulcers?
User :   it occurs may be once in two months and last for a day or two
Doctor :   Are you a vegetarian or non vegetarian?
User :   strict veggie
User :   I do night shifts and that could be a problem
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you: User :   eat at the office most of time n the food here sucks
Doctor :   I feel that the frequent mouth ulcers could be due to vitamin B deficiency.
User :   ok
Doctor :   as you are strict veggie, the food lacks in vitamin B 12.
User :   what should I include in my daily diet that could help me keep it under control
Doctor :   And being a smoker too can produce oral ulcers.
User :   Gotcha, is there a limit on number of ciggis you smoke per day to keep things ok. just curious
Doctor :   As vegetarian food completely lacks vitamin B 12, it would be better to go for supplements like Tab BECOSULES once a day for a month.
User :   or a way to lower the nicotine consumption
User :   Becsules, once per day for how long/
Doctor :   Yes, according to a study two ciggarretes a day would be recommended but more than two would harm our body.
Doctor :   For a month.
User :   ok, tat helps
Doctor :   Avoid smoking and alcohol.
Doctor :   consume lots of water and fruit juices.
User :   sure
Doctor :   consume lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits.
User :   and becosules for what duration?
Doctor :   Follow regular physical exercises.
Doctor :   Tab BECOSULES once a day for a month.
User :   I play TT for 30 minutes a day
Doctor :   that's good to know.
Doctor :   please continue playing TT every day.
User :   sure, thanks
Doctor :   Its basically maintaining a healthy life style.
Doctor :   So, please follow these and I am sure you would be fine.
User :   thanks doc, last question
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   Actually, it not any more, u answered it already
User :   I think I am good for now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Likewise.
Doctor :   Your health and to avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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