Which medications in the drug class Local corticosteroid injections are used in the treatment of Pediatric Aphthous Ulcers?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Michael C Plewa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Local corticosteroid injections

These drugs decrease inflammation by suppressing migration of PMN leukocytes and by reversing capillary permeability.

Triamcinolone diacetate 25 mg/mL (Aristocort-Intralesional) or betamethasone sodium phosphate 3 mg/mL and betamethasone acetate 3 mg/mL (Celestone Soluspan)

Local submucosal injections may substantially reduce pain and inflammation; premedication with topical anesthetic may reduce discomfort.


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