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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: i hav got a mouth ulcer on the inner side of the cheek on the right side ......it is thr from past 4-5days ...and it hurts a lot
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems aphthous ulcer

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

It seems that you have aphthous ulcer. It may also be due to repeated injury from teeth.

My suggestions are as follows:

-See a dentist
-Use a mouthwash once daily to avoid any local infection
-If the pain is bad, you can apply anaesthetic gels like orajel for canker sores or anbesol, etc locally over the ulcer.
-Avoid eating hot, spicy food. Avoid acidic foods like tomatoes, pineapples too

These ulcers usually heal with 1 - 2 weeks. If they do not please see a dentist and ENT specialist.

Hope it helps.

Dr Vaishalee
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