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Date : 08-Apr-2014
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User:I have a question about my mom. Her age is 54 years and she is having blisters in her mouth. She is having B complex regularly and has even tried homeopathy medicine but it is not helping. can you please advice? thanks!
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Doctor:Hi. Am so sorry to hear about your moms Oral Blisters. Can you tell me how long they have been there?
Doctor:Hi. Can you tell me when the Blisters were first felt or seen by your mom?
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Doctor:Hi again!
User:hi
User:i just asked my mom in detail
Doctor:Oh, good
User:she told me that they ahve been recurring for 6-7 years
User:whenever she eats smthing v spicy, it happens
User:she is having b complex
User:n they r like cuts in inner cheeks
User:not on tongue
Doctor:ok. that's good. The most common cause of such ulcers is a b-complex deficiency
Doctor:May I ask if she has any other medical conditions? Anemia? Diabetes? Etc?
User:no
User:just gall bladder stone if thats relevant
Doctor:Very Good. Other than the B-Complex. Does she take any regular medication?
User:no
Doctor:Ok. Does she suffer from heartburn? Or reflux? after she eats spicy food? (reflux is a situation where she feels acid coming back into the mouth when she burps or lies down)
Doctor:Because if she suffers from Gastric issues, they could be a direct cause of the sores
Doctor:the treatment depends on the cause, which is why i am asking so many questions.
Doctor:Hello?
User:i just checked with my mom
User:she doesnt have gastric issues
User:nor reflux
Doctor:hi, ok
Doctor:very good
Doctor:So these blisters are most likely what are called Apthous Ulcers.
User:ok
Doctor:They are also commonly called "Canker Sores"
User:ok
User:can they b cured?
Doctor:They normally occur due to Stress, Spicy Foods, Anemia, Gastric Issues and Acidity.
User:ok
Doctor:Absolutely yes!
User:to clarify again, they are like small cuts in th eside cheeks
Doctor:There are some home remedies that you can try first. If that doesn't work then there are over the counter mouthwashes that can be used to heal the ulcers
User:sure, please tell
Doctor:Ok. Good. Yes. The cuts are called ulcers. Since the issue starts AFTER eating spicy food, the most obvious thing is to limit spicy food intake.
User:ok
User:and?
Doctor:But thats not a fun way to live. So after taking spicy food, if she feels the ulcers coming on, ask her to add a tablespoon of baking Soda to a glass of water and rinse her mouth out with that two or three times a day
User:she already has right now
User:so should she do that
Doctor:I would also encourage her NOT to use normal toothpaste when she has the ulcers as the "Sodium XXXXXXX Sulphate" present in the paste will make them worse
User:ok'
User:so what should she use?
Doctor:Brush with baking soda instead when she has the ulcers
User:ok
Doctor:Baking Soda will help. Also Rinshing the mouth out with Aloe Vera Juice will help
User:ok
Doctor:Rinsing the mouth out with cool green tea (not store bought, you have to boil the tea at home) will help the sores heal more quickly
User:ok and?
Doctor:Gargling with Warm Water and Salt will help bring down the irritation and pain
User:ok
Doctor:In my own personal experience. Crushing a 325mg tablet of Aspirin, mixing it with warm water and gargling with that is more effective than salt
Doctor:But you can use either one for good results
User:ok
Doctor:If these don't work then head to your local pharmacist and ask them for a mouthwash. I know of one brand called listerine, but there will be many others and they are all basically the same
User:any other medicine you can recdommend?
Doctor:And of course if they take too long to heal (say more than 7 days) then please take her to a dentist for furthur evaluation
Doctor:Direct medication will not help. Mouthwashes and gargles are best in this case
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:ok
User:soimebody recommended reboflamin
User:shud she take that or not
Doctor:wait one moment. I need to look that drug up
User:ok
Doctor:i'm very sorry. I can't find that medication in the Indian Drug Database? Are you sure it's spelled correctly?
User:i will chek the correct spellig n confirm
Doctor:OK. Thanks!
User:i cant find it right now
User:thank you so much for all your help on this
User:really appreciate it
Doctor:No worries. If you like you can always come back with the med later and we can chat again
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
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