Chronic aphthosis ( means chronic mouth ulcers) . This condition is caused by an unbalance of one’s own immune system, which then attacks the skin of ones mouth and cause ulcers.
I’ve been diagnosed with this condition, and in my case the ulcers are really big, and painful, they may come anywhere in my mouth, the tongue, lips, plates, throat.. . and i may get up to 30 ulcers at a time.
I been having recurring ulcers for a very long time, for as long as i can remember, though it wasn’t this serious at all times. i have seen plenty of doctors, several in male’, few in India, and recently few in malaysia, and they all have thier own big theory why this happens, they all have have their own special medication that they would want me to take, and some don’t even bother giving any medication at all.
In the early stages of my disease most doctors thought it was just plain regular ulcers. as i grew older and the ulcers became bigger and i wud get more at a time, doctors now said it was stress ulcers. I kinda believed them at that time. but then as time went along it became alot worse and a certain doc did some tests and i became positive by blood test to the disease called HSV 2, more commonly known as Herpes Simplex 2. Some viral disease it was, anyway i took alot of medication, random medication from that doc for this so called viral condition. Some meds was expensive as 25rf per tablet(3 tabs per day), and some were not even sold in general pharmacies.
I took medication for over 2 years, then stopped cause the meds was spoiling my liver. I came to Malaysia for studies, and the condition continued and worsen, i saw several doctors(all general consultancy) , they all assumed my condition was herpes based on the blood test i took previously.
The recurrences were more frequent now. so frequent that i dont even get breaks in between. they just kept coming one after another. so i decided to take my chances and see a dermatologist here, the guy was really expensive, but i just wanted a relief, so i went to see him yesterday, at first glance he concluded that my condition was definitely not herpes, and that i shouldn’t have trusted a blood test of that sort to begin with. He went on to give me a list of meds often given to ulcer treatment, most of them were very familiar to me.
Anyway he finally concluded my condition was Chronic Aphthosis , gave me some meds and diet recommendations. It remains to be seen weather he was right about my condition, but he was convincing enough for me to spend another 100usd in 2 weeks to go back for a follow-up.