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Immediate help in case of painful aphthous ulcers

They appear as a milky white spot in the mouth, burning and pain: the so-Called aphthous ulcers are among the most common diseases of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. Why the often strong pain and inflammation is not researched carefully. What can help, says the chamber of pharmacists of lower Saxony.

Although the inflammation is not contagious and usually heal also themselves: But they interfere with Talking, Chewing or Drinking, and are part of intense pain responsible. The chamber of pharmacists of lower Saxony recommends that at the first sign as "Schutzschild" a hyaluronic acid-containing drug and an analgesic, anti-inflammatory Gel on the Places to apply. The funds will be applied until the mucosa is healed and the Affected person can eat again, pain-free and drink.

Entzüinvention inhibit, pain, breastfeeding

Aphthous ulcers usually heal by itself. The goal of therapy is to alleviate the pain. Suitable disinfectant at the end of, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and protective film-forming solutions, gels, ointments or adhesive tablets. Preparations with chamomile to promote wound healing, clove oil soothes the pain. Astringent, so astringent, effect of rhubarb tincture, myrrh tincture, ratanhia root. The rejection of the injured, dead tissue, aluminum formate, and zinc sulfate can be applied. The pharmacist can assist in the selection of the right Means of help.

The pain is great, to help local anesthetic substances such as lidocaine or Polidocanol. In addition, over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken. For their use in self-directed is not to be longer than three to four days and not more than ten days in a month.

Mouth maintain good

Concerned that more and more often struggling with painful aphthous ulcers to, advises the chamber of pharmacists of lower Saxony, to use long, concentrated, disinfectant mouthwashes and rinse after meals the mouth with water. Because even micro-injuries caused by bread crumbs, nuts and nut chocolate, or irritation from tomato, blue cheese, citrus fruits, spices and alcohol can be for inflammation. In order to avoid pressure points, it is advisable to let the seat of prostheses or braces regularly by the dentist to check.

If more frequent aphthous ulcers in the mouth or in large numbers occur, is a medical examination advisable.

AK Niedersachsen/NK

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