The doctrine of salts says that the cause of the development of diseases is a disturbance of the mineral balance and can be remedied by the administration of mineral salt preparations. The salts, which are mostly administered in tablet form, should be dissolved slowly in the mouth on the tongue. For the treatment of aphthae in the mouth, Salt No.
Treatment with the help of homeopathy
Many affected people like to use the remedies of homeopathy to reduce the symptoms of aphthae and to accelerate the healing process. Homeopathy is based on the concept of similarity. This means to treat similar with similar.
Various homeopathic remedies are suitable for the treatment of aphthae. Examples are e.g. Borax 5CH or 9CH. However, an experienced homeopath should consult extensively in order to find the right homeopathic remedy for the individual.
Every person reacts differently to the different substances. To support the homeopathic treatment there are special mouthwashes available in pharmacies which can be used. These have a calming effect and accelerate the healing of wounds.
Treatment of aphtae in the genital area
In addition to the mouth and throat area, aphthae can also rarely occur in the genital area. The reason for this is that aphthae form mainly in the area of mucous membranes. Aphtae also cause unpleasant pain in the genital area.
The pain can be relieved by means of ointments, tinctures, painkillers or sprays available in pharmacies. In this course, these treatments usually also have an anti-inflammatory effect and accelerate the healing process. Patients often resort to home remedies which can alleviate any complaints that may arise.
These include honey, baking powder, tea tree oil or camomile tincture. These household remedies can be carefully applied to the affected areas in the genital area using a cotton swab. If the aphthae occur more frequently and repeatedly in the genital area, it is recommended to be tested for Behçet’s disease.
This is an inflammatory disease of the blood vessels which manifests itself, among other things, in increased aphthae formation. Often, however, a weakened immune system is also the trigger for the formation of aphthae. For this reason, immunostimulants can also be taken to treat aphthae.
Treatment of aphtae by the dentist
The treating dentist usually prescribes ointments, painkillers or sprays that can be used to relieve pain and inhibit inflammation. However, many medications are also available without a prescription. For the treatment of the painful aphthae, patients can optionally have them cauterised at the dentist.
Normally aphtae do not need to be treated, but only the pain caused by them needs to be relieved. The etching of the affected tissue by the dentist can accelerate the healing process of the aphthae. The dentist uses trichloroacetic acid or silver nitrate solution to etch the aphthae. The small burn at the affected area caused by the etching usually subsides after a few days. Another possibility is to have the aphthae lasered by the dentist.