Throat Aphta Symptoms

Small white thrush-shaped wounds are called as aphta. It also occurs in the throat, which is more common in the tongue, lip, cheeks and soft palate. Aphta which is on the tongue, mouth or throat, negatively affects the daily life of the person. It can cause severe ache and pain. Itching and redness are felt in the area that will come out a few days before aphta shows up. After a few days, the middle of it becomes white and the periphery of it becomes a red little pit. It causes to feel severe pain. Especially aphthae that is on the cheek, tongue and throat, can cause difficulties in eating because of the pain.


Causes of having aphta;

  • Excessive stress, worry

  • Consuming acidic foods and drinks

  • Do not clean up the mouth and teeth sufficiently

  • Smoking

  • Lack of B12 vitamins

Some active ingredients which are used in the toothpaste can irritate the cells in the mouth and cause having wound in the mouth. It may be related to the immune system. Especially after mouth injury and odontotherapy, aphta formation can shows up easily.


There are many reasons for the formation of aphta. Aphta treatment depends on what the reason of aphta is. Sometimes aphta may be symptom of Behçet's disease, which is related to the immune system. However, aphta is not a single symptom of Behçet's disease. Additional vitamin medicines are given to people who have aphta that is caused by vitamin deficiency. In the case of aphta which is caused by food allergies, it is absolutely necessary for the person to stay away from allergenic foods. It must be avoided from acidic, bitter and spicy foods in order to grow even more than it is to have wounds. If there is a sore throat problem and there is difficulty in eating the food, you should definitely consult a doctor.




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