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Preventive measures for recurring mouth ulcers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   good afternoon doctor..
Doctor :   Good Afternoon XXX
Doctor :   Proceed with your query.
User :   i just had few queries..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am suffering from mouth ulcers..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it has become cronic..
Doctor :   Since when are you having them?
User :   however i have gone through deworming course
Doctor :   Please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, marital status, height, weight
User :   its been for almost 2-3 years..
User :   25,m,XXX ,XXX , single,5'9'',75 kgs
Doctor :   How do the ulcers look? are they like Blisters or do they have a red rim with a white center?
User :   at times blisters, but later they also get into the second type you said
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you see any correlation between these ulcers and any event like stress or taking a particularly spicy food item?
User :   yes,,when ever i am stressed out or make long sleepless nights, i get them
Doctor :   Ok
User :   currently i am going through a homeopathic course which has provided some relief though..but they have related it to stress
Doctor :   These are called Aphthous ulcers and occur mainly due to stress.
Doctor :   They are hard to treat but can be controlled with these measures.
Doctor :   Rinse your mouth with salt water or baking soda
User :   ok..i started using a mouthwash
User :   the symtoms start from dryness in mouth and elevated thirst.
Doctor :   This can also be done with diluted Hydrogen peroxide or Benadryl cough syrup.
User :   rinsing?
Doctor :   Cover lesions with a paste made of baking soda.
User :   paste of baking soda and ?
Doctor :   Avoid abrasive, acidic or spicy foods during that period.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   water?
Doctor :   Yes, apply a paste with water and apply over the ulcer
Doctor :   You can also apply ice.
Doctor :   Use a soft bristled tooth brush.
User :   i tried that at times when it felt too itchy..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but it started bleeding
Doctor :   You can also try XXX paste
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is it going to lead me some serious trouble in later age? as this is not my age of getting such problem. the homeopath doc said it might lead to ulcers in liver if remain untreated
Doctor :   No, there is no co-relation between the both.
User :   can it be cured permenantly?
Doctor :   To prevent them try to avoid problem foods, stress and hard foods
User :   i also take vitamin b capsules, folic acid tablets.
User :   ok
Doctor :   'Take Cap.XXX one daily for 2-3 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you can continue them
Doctor :   Regularly eating yogurt also helps
Doctor :   Follow good oral hygiene
User :   ok
Doctor :   If after 2-3 months of following this there has been no improvement, then get this physically examined by an ENT doctor
User :   ok
User :   but i am suffereing this for years
Doctor :   stress is the main cause.
User :   and now only i started getting some releif after the homeo coruse. they are giving me sulphur
Doctor :   Try to work out regularly, try yoga and meditation.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Try to avoid whatever triggers these attacks. Try maintaining a diary and
Doctor :   note down what triggers these
Doctor :   and avoid them
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   are you with me XXX ?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Ok
User :   one more thing
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i relate this with acidity
Doctor :   I dont consider that the cause for the ulcer but they may be caused due to the same factors like stress and spicy foods.
User :   ojk
Doctor :   Are you using anything for the acidity?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   eno
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can try regular life style measures like avoiding oily and spicy foods
User :   sorry
User :   do i need to go through any blood test?
User :   there was problem in network
Doctor :   I dont think it is necessary.
Doctor :   Thats ok
User :   i was looking for this on google and they came out with hepati.B something, and HIV etc...anything serious
Doctor :   Highly Unlikely.
User :   ok
User :   i think this solves my problem doctor
User :   thank you for your time and support
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   good day
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Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   Ok
User :   you sent it twice
Doctor :   Ok Sorry
Doctor :   Anything else I can help you with?
User :   this would be sufficient for now..good bye sir.. have a good day
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