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Recurring mucoceles in mouth. What could be the reason ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:this is Dr XXXXXXX
User:good afternoon doc
Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:How are you?
User:well thank you. My name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have recurring mucoceles in my mouth
User:which really irritates
User:i do take vitamins , B-complex
User:also do take lots of water
User:what could be the reason for this
Doctor:There can be several reasons XXXXXXX
User:Started around 30-40 days back and keeps coming back on the same place inside the mouth on the lower lip
Doctor:did you see a dentist?
User:not yet
Doctor:I think you should see one
Doctor:we can simply marsupialise the cyst
Doctor:and then it should not recur
Doctor:also frequent chewing or biting of the lip to tongue or mouth injuries
User:i thought this chat would have help :-(
Doctor:can lead to recurrent mucoceles
Doctor:I cant do an intervention on the chat XXXXXXX
User:any Rx
Doctor:its a small surgery that i am prescribing
Doctor:There is no medical treatment so to say
Doctor:sometimes people use steroid injections but that is not very common
Doctor:depends on the expertise of the dentist
Doctor:they usually inject the steroid into the mucocele itself
Doctor:for that as well you would need to see a dentist
Doctor:But the main thing is that you dont bite your lip frequently
User:thank you doctor, i will visit the dentist today
Doctor:that will help prevent recurrent mucuocelee
Doctor:Is there anything else that I can help with
Doctor:are you there
User:nopes thank yu
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
Doctor:have a good day
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