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Disease Name:Aphthous ulcer
Aphthous ulcer
Alternate Names:canker sore
Virus Name:The exact cause of many aphthous ulcers is unidentified but citrus fruits, lack of sleep, illness, physical trauma, hormonal changes, menstruation, sudden weight loss, food allergies, immune system reactions and deficiencies in vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid may contribute to their development. Nicorandil and certain types of chemotherapy are also linked to aphthous ulcers.
Treatment:Vitamin B12 has been establish to be effective in treating recurrent aphthous ulcers, regardless of whether there is a vitamin deficiency present. Suggestions to reduce the pain caused by an ulcer include: avoiding spicy food, rinsing with salt water or over-the-counter mouthwashes, proper oral hygiene and non-prescription local anesthetics.[17] Active ingredients in the latter generally include benzocaine,[18] benzydamine or choline salicylate.
Description:An aphthous ulcer, is a type of oral ulcer, which present as a painful open sore inside the mouth or upper throat caused by a break in the mucous membrane. The condition is also known as aphthous stomatitis, and alternatively as Sutton's Disease, especially in the case of major, multiple, or recurring ulcers.

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