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Article should be renamed "Canker sore," the preferred English term by 2,520,000 hits to 279,000. Also preferred in published medical articles; @ 20 to 14
Google hits, 2015 April 10. "Canker Sore" preferred by > 9 to 1 over aphthous stomatitis.
Canker sore 2,520,000 results (0.36 seconds) Aphthous stomatitis About 279,000 results (0.32 seconds) recurrent aphthous stomatitis, About 128,000 results (0.38 seconds) recurring oral aphthae About 9,870 results (0.31 seconds) recurrent oral aphthae About 28,600 results (0.70 seconds) (Google's suggestion) recurrent aphthous ulceration About 47,900 results (0.37 seconds)
Even in medical literature, "canker sore" is preferred "Canker sore" PMID About 20,400 results (0.55 seconds) "Aphthous stomatitis" PMID About 14,500 results (0.33 seconds)
"Canker sore" is not a medical term, and it is only used in North America. There is an archived thread on this in the past. Matthew Ferguson 57 (talk) 07:33, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
- Not a "medical term"?
This is so people can find information, right? Whether they already know medical terms or not? For very many Wikipedia searchers, "canker sore" is the term, and no others are known. The many North American Wikipedia readers who search "canker sore" and arrive at this article, should not have to read past the "also termed" area to learn that they have landed at the correct article.
- Not a "medical term"?
More articles in PUBMED than, e.g., "recurring oral aphthae." Latin and medical are not synonyms.
- Not a "medical term"?
Respecting the most common usages, one review begins thus:
- Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS; Aphthae; Canker sores), a common oral mucosal disorder ...
- Niharika Swain, Jigna Pathak, Leela S Poonja, Yogita Penkar
- REVIEW ARTICLE
- Etiological Factors of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis: A Common Perplexity
Some other examples:
Bailey J1, McCarthy C, Smith RF.
What is the most effective way to treat recurrent canker sores?
J Fam Pract. 2011 Oct;60(10):621-32.
Amlexanox appears to be most effective overall. Amlexanox 5% paste reduces ulcer size, pain duration, and healing time.
- You'll find that virtually all refs using the term canker sore are American. This is not an american encyclopedia but a global one.
- when the term is used, it is typically in parentheses after the accepted medical terms, as a colloquialism. It is not a precise term. To some, it appears to include the lesions of herpes simplex, and to others it refers to any oral ulceration, and others still exclusively aphthous ulcers. An American slang term not a precise medical term, which while notable enough to mention in the lead, should not dictate the title of this article. Please review the archived threads of this discussion in the past for more info. Matthew Ferguson 57 (talk) 05:50, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
- I agree that the imprecision and regional bias of "canker sore", combined, make it unsuitable for the article title. Sometimes we have a tension between the precision of "lay" (non-professional medical) terms and WP:COMMONNAME; in this case, it's pretty clear that we should go with the term most used in reliable sources, i.e. aphthous stomatitis. -- Scray (talk) 06:04, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Treatment should include Policresulen
Personally I consider it the best treatment. For those who are not familiar with Policresulen, it is a liquid thing, when apply on the ulcer, it will cause an immense pain that makes me cry. But after that a layer of died cells is formed, and as such pain is completely eliminated. It lasted for about 24 hours. Golopotw (talk) 14:13, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
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We now have User:יבריב attempting to edit war it into place. May need to take this to SPI / ANI.
- Talacko AA, Gordon AK, Aldred MJ, et al. (2010). "The patient with recurrent oral ulceration". ADA (Clinical research ed.). 55 (1): 14–22. doi:10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01195.x.
- Camila de Barros G, Maria Angela Martins M, Norberto Nobuo S (Jul 2009). "Psychological Stress and Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis". Clinics (Sao Paulo). 64 (7): 645–648. doi:10.1590/S1807-59322009000700007. PMC . Vancouver style error: initials (help)