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Thanks for posting your query. I am happy to address your questions. Superficial ulceration is an early finding, occurring 4-6 hours after intubation
. As the irritation from the endotracheal tube persists, the mucosal ulcerations deepen and are invaded by bacteria from the respiratory tree. Within 48 hours, granulation tissue begins to form within these ulcerations. Ultimately, scar tissue forms. Ulcer healing starts after a few days, rapidly progresses from day 10, and in the majority of cases is complete after 30 days. Will recommend using the gel as well as give antacid
syrup to reduce the soreness. Also give semisolid diet with fruits to soothen the mucosal lining. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be happy to help. Thanks