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  • Dr. Faiyaz Ali

    MD - General Medicine, MRCP, MBBS

    MD - General Medicine, MRCP, MBBS

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    38+ years exp

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    MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, Diploma in Hospital Administration

    MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, Diploma in Hospital Administration

    General Physician

    27+ years exp

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    MD- General Medicine

    MD- General Medicine

    General Physician

    26+ years exp

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Overview

An aphthous ulcer is also known as a canker sore, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, Mikulicz ulcers, recurrent oral aphthae or Sutton’s ulcer is a common problem that is prevalent in the high ‘socio-economic’ areas. They are more prevalent in men and people in 20s. The ulcers are generally present in the mouth and in the genital areas. They can be classified into the simple and the complex aphthous ulcers and non-sexually acquired genital ulceration (NSGU). The simple aphthous ulcers can be further subdivided into major, minor and herpetiform aphthous ulcers.

Aphthous Ulcer Symptoms

The common symptoms of canker sores are as follows:

  • Presence of painful sores on the soft palate, tongue, inside the cheeks or back part of the roof of the mouth.
  • Burning or tingling sensation before the occurrence of canker sores.
  • Sores in the mouth that are grey, white or round in shape with a red border
  • Fever
  • Physical lethargy
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Aphthous Ulcer Causes

The common causes for the development of the canker sores are as follows:

  • Tissue injury or stress
  • Consumption of foods like vegetables, acidic fruits such as oranges, lemons, apples, and pineapples etc.
  • Use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin.
  • Friction from a dental appliance or sharp tooth.
  • Nutritional problems
  • Deficiency of iron, folic acid, Vitamin B-12, and zinc.
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease

Stress and Aphthous Ulcer

There is a relationship between stress and canker sores. Anxiety or stress triggers the development of the aphthous ulcers. By making lifestyle changes you can keep stress at bay. Meditation can considerably help in reducing stress.

Diagnosis of Aphthous Ulcer

The aphthous ulcer specialist can confirm the diagnosis of the aphthous ulcer by visual examination.

Understanding Aphthous Ulcer

Aphthous ulcers are shallow, small lesions which develop under the base of the gums, tongue, cheeks, soft palate etc. Most of the canker sores disappear with 7 or 14 days.  Tissue injury, stress, deficiency of zinc, iron, Vitamin B12 or folic acid leads to the development of the canker sores.

Aphthous Ulcer Treatment

Get in touch with a reputed general physician at mfine who can provide the right treatment for the canker sores. The pain from the sores lessens within a couple of days and the sores heal within 7 to 14 days without treatment. In case the sores are persistent, large or painful, the doctor would prescribe corticosteroid ointment, antimicrobial mouthwash and nonprescription solution for lowering irritation or pain.

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