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Swelling on the inside of the cheeks, mouth ulcer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   Hi Dr AAAAAAA I am having a swelling on the inside of the cheeks and the upper palate. It is slightly red too.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i ask a few relevant questions ?
User :   sue
User :   sure
Doctor :   ok , may i know your age ?
User :   i am 33
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem
User :   since yesterday. dont know if it is an allergy. unable to eat even a little spicy food
Doctor :   ok , do you have fever now , or had it a few days back?
User :   No fever. but did have a cold for the last 10 days
Doctor :   ok , do you have the habit of chweing pan/ tobacco or smoking?
User :   No. not at all
Doctor :   ok , do you see a swelling from inside the mouth or is it protruding outside?
Doctor :   if it is inside the cheeks, i want to know is there any bleeding as well?
User :   The swelling is inside the mouth. No bleeding.
Doctor :   any tooth ache before? any cavities or gum infections
User :   No tooth ache or cavities, gum infections before
Doctor :   ok , i would want to summarise my suggestions
Doctor :   since you have had cold sometime before , the infection has led to the problem
Doctor :   this is nothing but a moouth ulcer which presents inside surface og the cheeks and oral cavity
Doctor :   and can involve the palate too
User :   should i take some medicine or apply a cream etc
Doctor :   1. take Tab.DOLO 500 MG FOR NOW
Doctor :   this will relieve the pain
Doctor : salt water gargles and mouth rinsing
User :   do i need to show it to a doc?
Doctor :   since i have not examined you i may not able to decide upon it , they may resolve in few days by themselves if it is a mouth ulcer
Doctor :   you can show it to a doctor as well
Doctor :   avoid spicy food and hot drinks as well, even coffe, tea to be kept away
Doctor :   drink a lot of water daily and fresh fruit juices , they will help in faster healing
User :   OK Dr AAAAAAA will do accordingly. thanks for your assistance
Doctor :   you may also apply METROGYL ulcer gel over the surface, if it is not coming down
Doctor :   else you may show the doctor directly
Doctor :   i hope you followed my sugesstions
Doctor :   are there any more questions ?
User :   No doctor. Thanks Will follow your instructions
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   good day
Doctor :   bye for now .
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