What is the first-line treatment for recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS)?

Updated: May 11, 2020
  • Author: Jaisri R Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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TCs remain the mainstay of treatment for recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). TCs reduce the number of ulcer days compared with controls, but they have no consistent effect on the frequency of ulceration. TCs may reduce the ulcer duration and pain. Amlexanox oral adhesive pellicles or oral adhesive tablets appear to reduce ulcer pain and duration.


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