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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi I have mild ulcers on tongue
User :   it started yesterday
User :   I know that its because of B-complex deficiency
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   my age is 22, and gender male
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problem /./
Doctor :   ?
User :   No
Doctor :   is this the first time you have got these ulcers ?
User :   No, I had them a couple of time. Last time it happend was in 2009
Doctor :   how many ulcers are there ?
User :   I am not sure if they are ulcers, I just have some difficulty eating. I think there are few
Doctor :   ok well there are a number of causes for it
Doctor :   to begin with
User :   ok.
Doctor :   1) Improper way of brushing and cleaning of mouth that may lead to mouth ulcers and gradually to tongue ulcers.
Doctor :   2) Not having your food at regular intervals and on time is one of the important cause.
Doctor :   3) Eating too much of spicy food can also lead to tongue ulcers
Doctor :   4) Drinking excess of tea or coffee in such a manner that the heat will cause damage to your tongue
User :   I think it might be 3)
Doctor :   5) Drinking alcohol and smoking.
Doctor :   6) If you have stomach ulcers then, it may also lead to tongue ulcers and mouth ulcers
User :   As i was attending a function for 3 days..had lot of spicy food
Doctor :   well that usually is the number one culprit
Doctor :   now here what you have to do
User :   ok. so, what are the precautions/medications need to be taken
Doctor :   you can go to your local chemist and buy some glycerin that you need to apply on the affected part
Doctor :   Cleaning your mouth with a mixture of salt and hot water.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   papaya fruit works wonders in tongue ulcers cure
User :   Oh ok. Will have papaya fruits.
Doctor :   and then most important you need to AVOID spicy ood
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   also make sure you eat cold yogurt that will have a soothing effect
User :   ok
Doctor :   and for further prevention you do need to have B complex capsules once a day for 4 weeks
User :   ok. thanks doctor
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   dont worry it will go soon
User :   :) Thanks.
Doctor :   Tongue ulcers may seem a bit painful and inconvenient when talking or eating but they are not life threatening and can be easily cured
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   bye bye
User :   bye
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