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How can i get relief from mouth ulcer close to uvula ?

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Hi, I seem to have a mouth ulcer near uvula - it is white and has been 3 days now, there is no pain but i feel as if some thing is there. What should i do?
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query. Mouth ulcers or canker sores can be due to stress, eating certain foods like citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables, or nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid or iron deficiency.

For mouth ulcers close to uvula, you can follow these treatment methods:

1)     Maintain oral hygiene and avoid spicy or acidic foods like colas, juices etc at this time.
2)     Eat a soft, bland diet to reduce the pain and drink plenty of fluids.
3)     Avoid salty foods, citrus fruits and foods that need lot of chewing.
4)     Drink plenty of fluids to avoid any dehydration.
5)     You can take some vitamin supplements after consulting your doctor as it will help in improving the symptoms.
6)     You can use numbing ointments, such as Benzocaine, anti-inflammatory (steroid) gels, Benadryl allergy liquid mouthwash and oral preparations of steroids after consulting your doctor.
7)     For soothing effects you can also use over the counter lozenges.

If the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from your doctor.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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