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Reason for reoccurrence of mouth blisters and its remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have mouth ulcers (like blisters inside mouth) on the left side cheek .. I had this last month too.. It was severe last month it spread until my left throat
User:I was given medication last month and it had gone off..
User:But since last week I got them again- the same location
User:I am a bit tensed, as I do have the habit of biting cheek during anxiety
User:I am taking Bcosules since 4-5 days
Doctor:Is there any swelling in your neck or below the ears?
Doctor:Let me brief you regarding mouth ulcers.
Doctor:Most common seen type of mouth ulcers are known as apthous ulcers.
Doctor:They appear due to various reasons.
Doctor:Stress, nutritional deficiencies, friction with the teeth or food, reduced sleep etc.
Doctor:And these can be reduced by the causing factors.
Doctor:Sometimes, they do appear without any reasons to be found.
Doctor:Though they are very painful, they are usually harmless.
Doctor:It takes around 7-10 days for it to disappear completely.
User:ok, I was a bit tensed as I had the cheek biting habit during anxieties
Doctor:I understand.
Doctor:It is better to make a conscious effort to avoid biting lips or cheeks.
Doctor:Because, the friction can cause for the ulcer to become recurrent.
User:ok.. when this comes , it spreads until throat and it would be like a throat infection
Doctor:Sometimes, certain food items can cause this type of aphthous ulcers.
User:oh ok
User:is there any medication or will it go by its own
Doctor:You can do the following to get it cured.
Doctor:1. Avoid biting cheeks.
Doctor:2. At present, you can gargle with warm saline twice or thrice daily.
Doctor:After it heals, you can do that once a day to prevent it from appearing again.
Doctor:3. Continue with Cap. Becosules, one capsule twice daily.
Doctor:4. You can also use Cap. Eldervit Zc, one capsule twice daily.
Doctor:That is zinc supplements.
Doctor:5. Avoid having spicy and oily food.
Doctor:6. If the pain is more, you can use a ointment Dentogel, to be applied on the ulcers.
User:ok.. will follow this. How many days should I take these ?
Doctor:It will get better within 3-5 days.
Doctor:You can continue for 7 days.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ok, And I am planning for a next baby too.. so I am already taking Fol-Vit daily.. So can i take all these three ?
Doctor:Sure. You can continue taking all three together.
User:Thank You so much. I have taken down the medication list.
User:Thank You for your time too
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