Treatment Of Canker Sores That Never Heal?
Good night, I want to ask, my father has been suffering from canker sores for a long time and until now has not healed ampUntil me because of difficulty in making food, because of pain Do not eat, drink water until tears come out of the severity 😭😭 Ask for advice 🙏🙏
Hello, good night Sri ...
Chronic canker sores (long) can be caused by various conditions, including:
long-term use of drugs, such as steroid drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and so on
a weak immune system, for example due to lupus disease, diabetes, HIV, and so on
deficiency of iron or vitamin B12
have chronic inflammatory bowel disease (chronic disease)
To confirm the condition that your father experienced, a direct examination is needed. Therefore, we suggest that your father go to a doctor (specifically an internist). Considering that your father's complaint has been going on for a long time and is very disturbing to the quality of life (difficult to eat and drink), then it is better if your father does not delay to see a doctor, okay?
Meanwhile, here are some suggestions we can give:
eat nutritious food in a softer form (porridge / team)
prevent dehydration while still consuming lots of water
use a straw to reduce pain when drinking
maintain oral hygiene by brushing your teeth using a soft toothbrush and not using toothpaste that contains irritating ingredients such as SLS
avoid spicy and sour foods
avoid hot foods and drinks
I hope this helps.