Sprue Does Not Heal And Like Festering?

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Tonight doctor, I want to ask. In my parents’ mouth there is like sprue that never heals, precisely at the base of the tongue, like festering, and hard to swallow. Can this symptom be called oral cancer? If it is A solution please. Because I’m still confused about what kind of specialist I want to take. thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Richard,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Sprue that does not heal, festering, so difficult to swallow is not always a sign of oral cancer. More often, canker sores like this occur due to irritation of the tongue, for example due to pierced food spines, consumption of spicy or excessive oily food, scratched braces or also dentures. These mouth sores can become festering due to secondary infection, for example due to poor oral hygiene, poor immune system, or impaired balance of normal flora in the oral cavity (for example due to excessive use of antiseptic mouthwash).


In addition to tongue irritation and oral cancer, can also, canker sores caused by other factors, for example lack of nutrition (eg vitamin C, zinc), immune disorders (for example due to HIV), the use of mouthwash or toothpaste that is not appropriate, side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy , oral infections (for example due to fungus, shingles), and so on.


Frequently, oral cancer will not only make the sufferer experience thrush, but there will also be a variety of other complaints, such as swollen lymph nodes in the neck, pain in the oral cavity (including when swallowing), tooth shake, difficulty speaking, weight loss dramatically , etc.


To answer your concern, you should check your parents to the nearest ENT doctor or doctor. This way, the doctor can certainly give your parents the best treatment. Some types of medication your doctor will usually prescribe to your parents as an initial treatment. However, if the drug does not manage to resolve the complaint, the doctor may also carry out further tests, such as laboratory tests, biopsies, and so on.


In the meantime, your parents can first do the following efforts so that the thrush heals faster and does not always repeat:

Improve oral hygiene, i.e. by regularly brushing teeth, cleaning between teeth and tongue, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash
Not always consume excessive food that is too spicy, oily
Drink plenty of water
Expand to eat fruits and vegetables that contain lots of vitamin C, for example guava, sprouts, oranges, strawberries
Do not consume alcohol
Do not smoke
Increase endurance by always living a healthy lifestyle, including with regular sleep, regular exercise, and don't get too tired of activities

Hope this helps ...

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