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Mouth ulcers or canker sores problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Hi..
User :   So I've been having a lot of moyth ulcers/canker sores for sometime now
User :   my water intake was always low
User :   but off late, I've increased the water intake because of this
User :   and i'm also having B-Complex capsules everyday after meals
User :   but I'm still getting these frequently
User :   I'm not sure what happening
User :   I've also changed my toothpaste to Vicco
User :   what do you think?
User :   ?
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   female
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   more frequently since a few months
User :   nope, none
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   yes..
Doctor :   The cause for recurrent mouth ulcers/cankers sore is not known.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   However there are few factors such as infections, vitamin deficiency, bad oral hygeine
User :   but there can be prevention tools?
Doctor :   that are known to increase the chances of mouth ulcers.
Doctor :   The preventive measures are
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Increased consumption of vitamin rich food products
Doctor :   2. Maintaining a good oral hygeine
User :   ok..
User :   what vitamin should I take? A? B? Which one?
Doctor :   3. Evaluation for medical conditions such as diabetes, anemia and so on.
User :   I could be a bit anemic, so I also started iron supplements
Doctor :   Yes, probably aneamia may be contributing to mouth sores.
User :   will an iron supplement help?
User :   and what vitamin?
Doctor :   Vitamins such as B1, B4, B12 and other bcomplex, vitamin c are few vitamins that
Doctor :   can increase the chances of mouth ulcers.
Doctor :   Hence choose a vitamin which are rich in vitamin b complex.
Doctor :   Continue with the iron supplements.
Doctor :   Apart from this diet containing plenty of fruits and vegetables (vitamins and mineral rich food) is essential.
User :   anything else that I can do to avoid these/reduce?
Doctor :   Avoid hot and spicy food(as they can reduce the chance of healing.
User :   ok
User :   would do that
User :   anything else?
Doctor :   food products such as beans, nuts, cereals, tea, caffeine can p[revent iron absorption
Doctor :   Restrict them as much as possible.
User :   ok
User :   would do that
Doctor :   No other restriction is necessary as far as diet is concerned.
Doctor :   Consult an ENT or a dental surgeon
User :   ok, would do that
User :   thank you
Doctor :   to look for possible dental problems (both infections/dental misalignment ) and throat
Doctor :   problems which may be contributing factor also.
Doctor :   Treating such these problems
Doctor :   also is essential in preventing the chances of getting recurrent mouth ulcers.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok
User :   sure
User :   tahnks doc
User :   thanks*
User :   nope, rest is okay
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   Thanks you very much
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Have a good day!!
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