Learn About Aphthous Stomatitis

What is the definition of Aphthous Stomatitis?
Aphthous stomatitis is a common condition characterized by recurrent round or oval painful ulcers, commonly known as canker sores, that appear in the mucous membranes of the mouth, such as the inside of the lips or cheeks, on the gums, in the soft palate, on the floor of the mouth, or on the tongue. In some individuals, recurrent aphthous ulcers may be associated with other serious health concerns.
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What are the symptoms of Aphthous Stomatitis?
Symptoms of aphthous stomatitis usually begin with a sensation of burning discomfort one or two days before the ulcers appear (prodrome). The ulcer or ulcers usually first appear(s) as a round, yellow raised spot with a red halo that then develops into a painful ulceration that is attached to the mucosa by a white, yellow, or grey membrane.
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What are the current treatments for Aphthous Stomatitis?
There is no cure for aphthous stomatitis, and most minor ulcers heal within one to two weeks without treatment. Treatment for aphthous stomatitis is therefore focused on decreasing pain, improving healing, and preventing recurrences and includes local anesthetics, such as benzocaine; occlusive agents, such as bismuth subsalicylate, sucralfate, and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate; bioadherent emollient pastes; antiseptics, such as chlorhexidine gluconate and hydrogen peroxide; glucocorticosteroids, such as clobetasol, dexamethasone, fluocinonide, and triamcinolone; antimicrobials, such as tetracycline, doxycycline, or minocycline; honey; immunomodulatory drugs, such as amlexanox, colchicine, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, dapsone, methotrexate, montelukast, thalidomide, or retinoids; pentoxifylline; or quercetin. Other treatments may include the use of herbal remedies, tincture of benzoin, cautery with silver nitrate, laser therapy, and supplementation with iron, zinc, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, or C.
Who are the top Aphthous Stomatitis Local Doctors?
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University Of Siena

Department Of Molecular Medicine And Development 
Siena, IT 

Luca Cantarini is in Siena, Italy. Cantarini is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis. He is also highly rated in 45 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are TNF Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome, Aphthous Stomatitis, PFAPA, and Behcet Disease.

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Hospital Clínic

Department Of Autoimmune Diseases, Reference Centre For Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Of The Spanish Health System 
Barcelona, CT, ES 

Gerard Espinosa is in Barcelona, Spain. Espinosa is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis. He is also highly rated in 26 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, and Behcet Disease.

 
 
 
 
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Poznan University Of Medical Sciences

Poznan, WP, PL 

Zuzanna Slebioda is in Poznan, Poland. Slebioda is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis. She is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore, Burning Mouth Syndrome, and Glossodynia.

What are the latest Aphthous Stomatitis Clinical Trials?
Evaluation of Novel Topical Camel Whey Protein Gel for the Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis: Randomised Clinical Study
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Muco-bioadhesive Gel Containing Basil Extract (Ocimum Basilicum) in the Management of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis: A Randomized Clinical Study
What are the Latest Advances for Aphthous Stomatitis?
Treatment of recurrent minor aphthous stomatitis using diode laser (940 nm).
Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA) or recurrent urinary tract infections: a case report.
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