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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Homeopathy for Stomatitis & Aphthous ulcer



Homeopathy for Stomatitis & Aphthous ulcer (mouth ulcer )
Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in
the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat, and roof or floor of the mouth.

Aphthous ulcer-
An aphthous ulcer or canker sore is a type of mouth ulcer which presents as a painful open sore inside the mouth caused by a break in the mucous membrane. The condition is also called aphthous stomatitis, also known as "Sutton's Disease," especially if there are multiple or recurring mouth ulcers



Symptoms-
·         Aphthous ulcers often begin with a tingling or burning sensation at the site of the future mouth ulcer. In a few days, they often progress to form a red spot or bump, followed by an open ulcer.
·         The aphthous ulcer appears as a white or yellow oval with an inflamed red border. Sometimes a white circle or halo around the lesion can be observed. The grey-, white-, or yellow-colored area within the red boundary is due to the formation of layers of fibrin, a protein involved in the clotting of blood.
·         The ulcer, which itself is often extremely painful, especially when agitated, may be accompanied by a painful swelling of the lymph nodes below the jaw, which can be mistaken for toothache.
  • Mouth inflammation, sore mouth.
  • Mouth ulcers and Oral membrane ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Oral bleeding and blood in saliva.
Remedies-
 1. Borax [Bor]
This is the great remedy in mouth affections. It has aphthous inflammation of the mouth; the mouth is very hot and dry, mucous membrane bleeds easily; the thrush is more often located on the inner surface of the cheeks, although also on tongue and fauces. Child starts up in a fright, throws its arms about, is pale and livid and looks shriveled up: offensive breath, puffy, indented tongue. The mother will notice the hot mouth of the child when it nurses.
 
 2. Mercurius Solubilis [Merc sol]
Sore mouth with salivation; tendency to ulcerations of all forms, especially flat and superficial ulcers. There should be accompanying diarrhoea. The gums are white, spongy and swollen; the saliva is profuse and ropy and the glands about the neck are swollen. Violent inflammation of the mouth, with soreness and scabs around nostrils, pain and sensitiveness, acute catarrhal stomatitis.

3. Kali chloratum [Kali chlor]
Kali chloratum. in simple stomatitis, and seldom requires any other remedy. It corresponds to aphthous and ulcerative stomatitis, with coated white tongue and tough, stringy, acid saliva. 
 4. Baptisia Tinctora [Bapt]
Produces a low adynamic conditions, in which the blood oozes from the gums, which are dark red and offensive; great fetor, salivation. Gums ulcerated, the tongue is cracked and the mouth is exceedingly offensive. It is also useful in mercurial stomatitis. Mercurial stomatitis in nursing women, or with exhausting diseases, phthisis, Bright's etc. The more offensive the breath, the more indicated; the mucous membrane is in a most unhealthy condition.
 

5. Hydrastis [Hyad]
One of the best remedies for aphthous stomatitis in the poorly nourished; the membrane is studded with showing teeth imprints. There is also an excessive secretion of thick tenacious mucus; stomatitis.

6. Nitric acid. [Nit-ac]
Acrid saliva, pricking, splinter-like pains, aphthae and whitish gums, raw places in the mouth, corners of the mouth excoriated, the gums are unhealthy, bleed easily and have a foul odor. Its mouth symptoms are closely allied to those of Mercurius. Mercurial stomatitis. Muriatic acid. This remedy has deep bluish ulcers in the mouth having dark edges; the mucous membrane is denuded. The salivary glands are swollen and tender.
 

7. Arsenicum Album. [Ars]
Gangrene with heat in mouth or black sloughing ulcers. The aphthae become livid or bluish and the gums livid and bleeding. It corresponds especially to severe forms of sloughing ulcers and aphthous sore mouth when occurring in exhausting diseases.
 

8. Sulphuric Acid [Acid Sulph]
Aphtae; gums bleed easily. Offensive breathe. Pyorrhea. Craving for alcohol. Desire for fresh food. Tremors and profound debility and exhaustion.
 9. Hydrastis Canadensis [Hydra]
Hydrastis has peppery taste in mouth. Tongue is white, swollen, large, flabby, slimy; shows imprint of teeth; as if scalded; stomatitis which is very painful.. Ulceration of tongue and fissures toward the edges