Sores in the mouth

India
November 24, 2007 5:54am CST
I have got some painful sores in my mouth. This isn't new to me. I have been getting sores in my mouth ever since I was a kid. They torture me for three to four days, and sometimes for a week before disappearing. Sometimes Vit B Plex Forte helps, and sometimes it doesn't. Does anyone know about painful sores in the mouth? What causes them? How do we prevent/ cure them?
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@ar2sun (123)
• India
24 Nov 07
Well I get them sometimes too but I usually have some spicy food at that time though it hurts a bit and then it heals more rapidly . Don't know if it has some scientific relevance .
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• India
24 Nov 07
Thanks for your response, my friend. In India, most food is spicy, and sores or no sores, we have to eat spicy food. For the past seven days, I have swallowed morsels of spicy fish and meat dishes without biting or rolling them round my mouth as I usually do. A waste of good food! But, I had no other choice.
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@ar2sun (123)
• India
28 Nov 07
Thank u sara for providing the scientific data .
@dianne17k (600)
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
I used to get them all the time. It hurt the most when I still had braces. Fortunately, the last mouth sore I got was a month ago. As soon as 1 would appear, I'd take double doses of Vitamin C to hasten the healing. I get canker sores when I accidentally bite my lips. Some fruits cause scratches to the lining of the lips and gums which may then cause the sore. I think diet plays a great role in mouth sore prevention.
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• India
27 Nov 07
Thanks for your response, dianne!! Yeah, I do agree with you. Most health problems can be traced back to wrong eating habits. I guess I will be able to kiss sores good-bye only if I add a lot of fruit and vegetables to my diet.
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
yup... it's not too late to eat more veggies...
@drpriti (94)
• India
24 Nov 07
Hi, Have u noticed that when u are mentally stressed,u tend to get sores in your mouth? My brother would often have stomatitis(sores in mouth).He was treated with Homeopathy,now he gets once in a while,not often. Visit www.prohomeopathy.com
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• India
24 Nov 07
Thanks a lot for your informative response, drpriti! Now that you have pointed it out, I have noticed the relationship between mental stress and sores in the mouth. I have just lost my job, am trying to grapple with a lousy relationship, and am trying to get adjusted to two new pets at the same time. No wonder I have sores! I do believe in the positive effects of homeopathy. I had taken homeopathic treatment once when I was a kid (not for the sores problem, though) Thanks for the link; I will look it up. Happy Mylotting!
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• India
24 Nov 07
Try to relax ur mind.Do things that make u happy.Problems will be solved.They r a part of life.Wish u all the best!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Hey positive I can sympathize with you. When I was a kid I got those sores all the time. My dr at that time said it was from eating too much candy or it was the sugar. When I stopped eating much candy I stopped getting them. Now My granddaugher gets them all the time too. Zink is what you need My granddaughter forgets to take it. If she would she wouldn't keep getting them. Also they are caused by stress. You can take L-Lysine to help get over them faster. This works for my granddaughter. Hope this helps because I know they can make life miserabel
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I appoligize positive. I should have checked your profile to see whhere you are from before posting. If you can't get it over there maybe you can check on line for the L-Lysine.
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@cdv102 (132)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Yes, I get these now and then. I used to get them all the time, but then a friend of mine informed me that there is a chemical used in most toothpastes that helps cause them. (Sorry, I forget the name of the chemical just now, but it was something like sodium sulfuride or something like that.) In any case, he recommended using Rembrandt toothpaste, which is one of the few that has one type specifically for canker sore sufferers. Once I switched, I hardly ever got them anymore. You should look into it.
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• India
27 Nov 07
Thanks a lot, cdv!! This bit of information was new to me. It is quite possible... but, I have never heard of Rembrandt; the toothpaste I use is Colgate Active Salt. My grandparents hardly used any toothpaste. They used a mixture of powdered charcoal and salt. Some of my grandparents' contemporaries used a neem stick to brush their teeth. They did have dental problems though. Thanks again for your response.
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
i do get sores in the mouth. they would come out if i accidentally bite my inner lip or if i inadvertently give a hard push on my toothbrush while brushing and hitting the insides of my mouth. i also get them after 3 to 5 days of not having a bath or shower due to illness or hospital confinement. my folks say that it's the heat stored in my body and they are coming out through the sores. anyway, whatever the cause, these sores are really annoying, painful and can even dampen my self-esteem if they appear outside or on the lips. sometimes, i would not report for work because i fell ashamed facing people while i have these sores. i just let them be. they disappear after a week or two, depending on the size and number of the sores.
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• India
27 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing your experiences with sores, my friend! It is now a few days since I posted this discussion, and the sores in my mouth are finally bidding me good-bye. I followed you method; I did absolutely nothing about them. Wish you very happy Mylotting!
@vikceo (1301)
• India
25 Nov 07
well these painful sores arises because of two reasons. one is vitamin B deficiency and the other rason is being constipated. or some other stomach problems. however for you being recurent you should not leave taking fruits and sources that have lots of vitamin B. however the medication like TESS also helps.Moreover you should take care of your bowel movements also.never get constipated and add lots of raw vegetable and salads in your dinner
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• India
27 Nov 07
Thanks for the informative response, my friend! I am a bit fussy where veggies are concerned. I guess I should stuff a few into my face daily. I do have problems with bowel movements too.. Yeah, what you have said could be the causes of my problem. Thanks a lot!! Wish you very happy Mylotting!
• United States
25 Nov 07
A bite can cause them. If you bite your cheeks on accident or as a habit, it can cause them. I get them from time to time as well. Most of the time, they are either on the inside of my cheek down by my lower teeth or on the gumline of my lower teeth. There is a variety of tooth ache creams and gels that work great. I use them as they numb the area and it doesn't hurt for a good few hours. I just keep reapplying as needed to deaden the pain. You can get the creams and gels in your local store. They should be on the same aisle as the toothpaste.
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• India
27 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing your experiences, my friend! I had the habit of biting my cheeks in my sleep when I was a kid. Luckily, I have outgrown the habit now. But these are different sores; the bruise caused by cheek biting is totally different. I have experienced both, and the cheek biting is much better compared to these sores. :)
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
24 Nov 07
hi there positiveminded1977 yes i get that too but not all the time i hate when the sores come its hard to eat and it is hurtful when it stings in the mouth thanks for this discussion and happy postings
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• India
24 Nov 07
Thanks for your response, my friend. I empathise with all people who get sores in the mouth. I have around three sores right now, and I haven't been able to enjoy any food for about a week. I have almost lost my appetite for food. Wish you happy posting too!! :)