How To Deal With Mouth Sores Due To Stomach Acid?
Hello, I am Marcia Agnes, 18 years old, I want to ask my mother, my mother was discharged from the hospital because of stomach acid which rose to her throat and mouth, what kind of medicine is suitable to heal the wound in her mouth, thank you
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Gastric acid (HCl) is produced by parietal cells located on the mucosal wall of the stomach. Normally, the valve in the lower esophagus prevents this stomach acid from refluxing (backflow) into the esophagus. However, in some conditions, this valve function may become impaired, so it fails to close completely and stomach acid can rise up into the throat.
Due to its very high acidity, this increase in stomach acid into the esophagus can cause irritation. Symptoms of this irritation can vary, ranging from stinging, pain, hot, phlegm in the throat, feeling blocked, shortness of breath, to causing sores, such as coughing or bleeding saliva, and so on. The irritation caused by reflux of stomach acid can be so severe that it spreads to the oral cavity.
Apart from the secondary effects of acid reflux that your mother experienced before, it could also be that the sores in her mouth are triggered by other factors, for example:
Bitten, rubbing against broken teeth, pricked by spines or food bones, improper use of braces or dentures Infection, for example due to Candida sp, Herpes simplex Incorrect use of oral and dental care products, for example toothbrushes, toothpaste, medicines gargle Lack of nutrition, for example oral cancer scurvy, etc. You need to clarify again, are there any other complaints your mother is suffering from, such as fever, cough, runny nose, bloody saliva, drastic weight loss, and so on, so that we can identify possible diagnoses. cause complaints, whether purely related to stomach acid reflux, or there are other complications.
We recommend that you check your mother back to a specialist in internal medicine regarding her complaints. Usually, with a thorough physiological evaluation, the doctor can determine the possible trigger of her complaint and provide the best treatment.
Currently, you can teach your mother to do the following tips:
Increase your intake of vitamin C, for example by consuming lots of guava, lemon, sprouts. Do not smoke Routinely brush your teeth and gargle with antiseptic mouthwash Drink lots of warm water. Get more rest. Prevent stomach acid reflux, how to: Eat more often, small portions Do not lie down 1- 3 hours after meals Cut down on foods that contain too much fat, fried foods, onions, caffeine, tomato juice, chocolate, mint Do not wear tight clothes Chew food well before swallowing Maintain ideal body weight
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Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah