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Behçet's Disease is a rare, autoinflammatory disorder. It tends to develop in young adults. However, it can occur in all genders, races, and ages. Prevalence is highest in East Asia, the Middle East, and east Mediterranean countries. There is no cure for this disease. The treatment focuses on reducing discomfort and preventing serious complications. It is a chronic disease, but symptoms may disappear temporarily. It is not contagious, and symptoms vary from person to person. Some patients have mild symptoms.Others have complications that can affect other organ systems. Flares and remissions are common with this disease.

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1. Oral ulcers

Mouth ulcers begin as round, raised lesions and turn into painful ulcers. This can cause discomfort in performing daily activities such as talking, drinking, and eating. It often takes three weeks to recover from it. Nearly everyone suffering from this disease has mouth sores at some point. They may recur more than three times a year. This is usually one of the first symptoms of this disease.  A mouth ulcer takes time to heal, and there is usually no quick fix for it. To speed up the healing process, eat semi-solid foods and have cool beverages with a straw. Avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush or chewing gum. Don’t eat rough, crunchy foods or consume very hot or acidic drinks. A special mouthwash containing a corticosteroid may help to reduce the pain.

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