Aphthous ulcer history and symptoms
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- The patient's most commonly complain is oral pain, especially while ingesting acidic, salty or hot foods and beverages.
- Many patients complain of previous episodes of aphthous ulcers that resolved spontaneously.
- Painful, red spot or bump that develops into an open ulcer
- Center is colored white or yellow
- Usually small (under 1 cm) but occasionally larger
- Single bump or group of bumps (crops)
- Sore may turn gray just before starting to heal
- Pain decreases in 7 to 10 days, with complete healing in 1 to 3 weeks.
- Pain is usually worsened with the ingestion of acid, salty or hot foods and beverages.
- Particularly large ulcers (greater than 1 cm in diameter) often take longer to heal (2 to 4 weeks). Occasionally, a severe occurrence may be accompanied by nonspecific symptoms of illness, such as fever.
- Canker sores often return.
Less Common Symptoms
Less common symptoms of Aphthous ulcers include:
- General discomfort or uneasiness (malaise)
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Some patients may present with genital ulcer, such as Behçet's
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