Mucosal Disorders Treatments
Treatment for a mucosal disorder depends on the microorganism causing the condition, its location and severity and your overall health. Treatments may include:
- Candidiasis: Candidiasis is typically treated with medicated suppositories, creams or oral anti-fungal medications, depending on location.
- Canker sores: Since aphthous stomatitis (the disease that causes canker sores) is not a viral or bacterial infection, it cannot be treated with antiviral and antibiotic medications. You may be prescribed a topical medication to reduce pain, or recommended to increase fluid intake, ensure proper oral hygiene and use mouth rinses.
- Herpes: Herpes is not curable, but your physician may prescribe oral or topical antiviral medications to reduce the severity of outbreaks and reduce the likelihood of transmission.