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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    What causes mouth ulcers?

hi, i'm a 46 year old woman with stage 4 kidney deasease. Lately i start developing very painful mouth cankers. Could they be because of the kidney deasease or there's some other problem? the doctors i'm seeing do not know what the problem could be...

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016
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I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain mouth ulcers commonly occurs due to causes like nutritional deficiencies of iron and vitamin B12, stress, acid reflux, hormonal imbalances, side effects of medicines etc..
As you have stage 4 kidney disease, there seems to be reduced immunity and resistence and it can be a cause for mouth ulcers..
I would suggest you to gargle with numbing mouthwash to relieve pain..
You can suck ice and gargle with cold water..
Do warm saline gargles..
Gargle with antiseptic mouthwash..
You should consult your treating Nephrologist and only after his consent you can take Vitamin B complex supplements..
You should avoid spicy foods and take a soft and bland diet.
You should maintain a good oral hygiene..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..
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