Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:05 PM
Does anyone know whether this Scleroderma related?
Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:06 AM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:39 AM
Every visit to my rheumatologist involves a mouth evaluation. He always asks if I've had any mouth or tongue ulcers. I did only once and it was healed before I saw him, so I answered the affirmative and that was it. I've never thought to ask why he asks that. I see him next month and I'll add that to my list of questions.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:44 AM
clotrimazole generic for mycelex and it is gone in about a week of so.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:05 AM
Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:58 AM
We have a good link to oral care for dry mouth patients. It's the dry mouth that makes us susceptible to the infection that causes the mouth ulcers, as well as mechanical/chemical injury to the mucosa. (I had to stop eating those really rough crispbreads. That pleased the handsome hubby because I tended to have one as a bedtime snack and he hated the sharp crumbs in the bed. )
The mouth ulcers are generally believed to be caused by the organism Candida (good old Thrush), but this can be confirmed by taking a swab and checking it under the microscope. If it's done before starting treatment, and then afterwards, it also verifies the effectiveness (or not) of the treatment - usually an anti-fungal medication.
You might have a read of the Dental Involvement page - there are some interesting articles on the subject. And as always, check with your doctor before starting any treatment, even OTC products.
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