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Having ulcer in throat. Its painful. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Dr since 2-3 days i am having a Ulcer in Throat
User:it pains a lot
User:a single ulcer but size it bit big
User:about 0.3-0.5 cms
Doctor:is it located in the back of the throat ? or in the oral cavity ?
Doctor:can u reach it, or touch it with your fingers ?
User:On Right side
User:its too difficult to locate it
Doctor:most of such ulcers could be due to inflammation or infections associated with streptococal bacteria
Doctor:they are usually benign and subside within a few days tome (1 week to 10 days )
Doctor:you can use betadine gargle solution, 2-3 times a day
User:but it pains a lot
Doctor:this will help to clear the infection and help them heal
Doctor:for the pain, you can take Over the counter medications like crocin ,
User:i am taking folic acid tablets along with B-Complex Tab
Doctor:2-3 time s a day
User:morning and night
Doctor:avoid eating spicy foods, which can only irritate the open throat ulcer. Even drinking citrus juices can cause a considerable amount of discomfort. It's best to avoid anything that is acidic, and avoid alcohol as well.
Doctor:A salt water rinse or gargle can be effective as well, or at least soothing.
User:the solution which you suggested, do i need to apply it on ulcer
Doctor:no, it is a gargle solution
Doctor:this is to be diluted with water
Doctor:and then gargled with
Doctor:the instructions are provided with the solution
User:any pain killer
Doctor:you can take crocin for the pain
Doctor:or use Smyle cream, to apply on the ulcers, if you can reach them
User:I am using Smyle cream but it does not get applied on the spot
Doctor:You need not worry, then
Doctor:just take crocin, use betadine gargle solution for 3-4 days
Doctor:you will get good relief with them
User:Recently i have started using the Listrien Mouth Wash
Doctor:but avoid getting stressed, and try relaxation measures
User:Does that's the reason to get Ulcer
User:i mean to say mouth wash
Doctor:do not use listerine, as it can also cause irritation and pain,
Doctor:once it heals, you can use it again
Doctor:It is common for some people , to have ulvers, once they start using listerine
Doctor:so if they began after using it, you should stop using it altogether
User:will betadine gargle solution be available in all medical stores
Doctor:yes , it is freely available everywhere
User:thanks a lot Dr
Doctor:You are very welcome
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