I am having recurrent ulcers in my mouth and tongue, should I get a STD test?
Recurrent Mouth ulcers in the past
Hi, 2 months ago I started having recurrent ulcers in my mouth and tongue (1-2 at the same time-normal size-after 4,5 days were disappearing). I had full blood count and everything was fine – for 10 days no ulcers again. After my holidays then I started having again ulcers in my mouth and tongue and my GP gave me Corsodyl mouthwash which was perfect – the 2 ulcers I had disappeared and never again appeared. I have no ulcers at all for 3-4 weeks now but I’m just very anxious cause in internet it says a lot of serious illnesses are causing ulcers and that is why I’m a bit concerned. I have also quit smoking on January (that might be a reason why?) and I was having exams as well which means I was stressed. One GP told me if I’d like to have more blood tests (std related test) but I haven’t. What do you think?
Mouth and tongue ulcers are common to people under stress, so my opinion this is just stress, recurrence depends on your ability to manage stress and forget about it
Thanks for the query..
You seems to be suffering from RECURRENT APTHOUS ULCER which is causing you the eruption of a small sore spot on the tip f the tongue..
It can be caused due to a number of reasons like Stress, Nutritional Deficiency [Iron, Vitamin B12 and
Folic acid] , hormonal changes, acid reflux, tongue trauma due to some sharp teeth or tongue biting
habit, excessive intake of sour and citrus foods, uncontrolled diabetes and other immunocompromised conditions etc..
You need to consult an Oral Physician or a general dentist in this regard to get evaluated and treated..
For apthous ulcer you can do warm saline gargles
Gargles with 1:1 solution of benadryl and milk of magnesia can help..
Apply numbing gel over the sore for relief from pain especially during eating..
Take a multivitamin tablet for a period of 15 days..
Avoid spicy, sour and acidic foods..
In case if still the condition does not subside the physician can prescribe you to take a Steroid course as
it it the ultimate treatment in case if nothing else works..
Hope this helps..