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Am Fam Physician. 2001;64(5):737

to the editor: The article “Management of Aphthous Ulcers,”1 by Dr. McBride, offers many treatments for this painful malady, to which I would add one I have used—liquid sucralfate (Carafate) held at the ulcer site for about one minute one or two times per day. It has a soothing effect, it is not bad tasting, and it clears the ulcer rapidly.24

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