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Ulcer with little pain to touch and DIABETIC.

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dear sir m sending few pics. please look n tell whats dis.m worried. its doesnt hurt much n little pain is there if i touch it. i hv this since 4 or 5 days. i am diabetic. i m 31 yrs old. i dnt drink n smoke at all. m little worried. suggest me what shud i do.

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
This is a canker sore, or what is commonly known as an apthous ulcer. I can understand it is very painful and cause a lot of discomfort while eating, brushing, chewing ( e.t.c ). However the good thing is it happens to a lot of people and if not persistent, then there is no reason to worry. I will advise you an ointment and once you apply that directly on the ulcer, it will get better. It is common in diabetics, as they are more prone for infections. Can also happen as a result of vitamin deficiency, or eating extremely spicy food which acts as a local irritant.
Please take the following medicines :
1) Xytee gel ( Metronidazole gel ) ointment apply 3-4 times daily till there is complete recovery.
2) Tab. Zincovit once daily at bed time for a month.
3) Try to avoid chewing from the affected side. Also avoid too hot or spicy food for the next 2-3 days.
Hope this was helpful,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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