Canker sores, anyone?

Philippines
September 9, 2008 7:06am CST
I can't eat, nor talk. I have three sores in my mouth and one is located, of all areas, at the tip of/beneath my tongue. There's no clearly known cause for this, but most doctors say it is stress related and immune-system related. Well i haven't been getting enough sleep lately, so this explains these really bad, irritating, painful canker sores. I hope it will go away soon. My son is wondering why mama doesn't talk much and just hums all the time. But this is a good but painful break from nagging. ;(
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@derek_a (10902)
9 Sep 08
I have suffered from these for years, but find that a negative reaction to stress can tend to trigger them. I won't say that it is only stress, but a number of factors. I believe that the "chemistry" has to be right for them to occur in the first place, and when I cut out sugar-based foods and ate more vegetables instead of fruit, it made a huge difference. Another good remedy, if you are not going to be in close contact with too many people is raw garlic. Just to peel a clover and chew it. It stings like crazy for a while, but if I can do this for a couple of days running, the mouth-ulcers disappear. I am a therapist who help people with stress, so I am familiar with how it works, however I am no immune to it, as many people believe a therapist should be. I practice meditation every day. There is a description of how to do this on my webpage here - http://ayrehypnotherapy.com/whymeditate for those who are interested.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 08
i have a cousin who's suffering from cancer sores for months now. he had tried every medication his ENT has prescribed and had those sores cauterized. But every time a sore seems to heal, another one appears. i find your piece of advice interesting. i'll try to share this to my cousin.
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@derek_a (10902)
28 Sep 08
I hope what I have shared helps your cousin, as there is nothing worse to be constantly plagued by these mouth sores. When I was getting them, no sooner had one started to heal than another appeared and the inside of my mouth tended to swell that made it much more likely that I would accidentally bit the inside of my cheeks.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
9 Sep 08
stress does cause it as well body heat when increased causes it.drinking plenty of water may helps.also curd is known to be useful.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Thanks riyasam. I will try to do that. It's really bugging me now. I just hope to be able to open my mouth well when i drink water. Even water inside my mouth hurts the sore area. This is plain agony!
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@ktroth (378)
• United States
7 Oct 08
It seems like some people are just more prone to having them than others. My hubby rarely gets them, my daughter has never gotten one, but my son and I get them all the time. I finally found some things that help. I bought an expensive toothpaste by Rembrandt for canker sores. It is lacking an ingredient called SLS (sodium laurel, or something like that), which seems to either cause or irritate canker sores. I also bought a mouth wash that has zinc in it and no SLS. It is called Prevention, and is made to help heal mouth sores. I had some really bad sores a few weeks back and after days of suffering, I bought these two products, used them religiously and they went away quickly after that. I switched back to my regular toothpaste after a week because the Rembrandt is so expensive, but last night I noticed another sore coming on. I immediately switched back to the Rembrandt and noticed that it is no larger today than it was last night, so I'm hoping it goes away quickly. Good luck! I would try these two products together as they seem to actually work.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
absolutely right, there is no specific or known cause of why we got it and i just wanna let everyone know that often times oral problems or infections result to a specific problem in the heart. it is called Rheumatic heart diseases or RHD, so we most be aware that even simple oral problems could lead to heart disease so don't take it for granted that we often heard that it is just cancer sore, gingivitis, oral cavities, etc. so take good care of your teeth too and your mouth in general.
@Sarah1108 (310)
• United States
9 Sep 08
That is the same thing my doctor told me. I get a canker sore every now and then but i have never had that many in my mouth at one time. i do get orajel so it numbs them and i dont find myself being bothered by them or biting on them that much. Most of the time i do bite at them. I would ask the doctor is maybe they could give you something to deal with stress or something. Maybe the doctor might have another suggestion. you may also check a whole foods store or something like that.