sores

@riyasam (16578)
India
January 16, 2009 8:54am CST
i do frequently get sores inside my mouth.i am not exactly sure what they are called??cold sores???what type of food should i have to prevent it???(it is quite painful)
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Jan 09
This is usually a herpe virus, they are commonly called cancer sores, look on the internet for help with this. Herpe respones to stress both physical and mental. When i get one I treat with hot salty water, just hold this in yuor mouth for as long as yu can three times a day. There is also a pain killer for the mouth that you can get over the counter. Good luck ps; If it keeps up you might need to see a doctor.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Jan 09
it keeps on coming frequently,so i am ashamed to see the doctor again and again.the reason may be stress ,as i find nooo other significant reason.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Jan 09
The reason it comes again and again is that once you have this virus in your system there is no cure. All you can do is manage it. If your health is generally good, you'll find some things that irritate it and be able to stay away from it. The older you get the more you learn to manage such things. Maybe some day they will have a cure. Just be very thankful you don't have genetel herpes.
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17 Jan 09
You need to be very careful about the information you give to people. These sores that this MyLotter has are likely to be Mouth Ulcers and are often called CANKER sores....You told this poster they are CANCER sores. CANCER is completely different and can scare people a great deal!! These are also different from HERPES....which are commonly sores on the OUTSIDE of the mouth. Please....be careful about your advice because other people can be scared or frightened by what you say. Also, you may give them wrong advice that can lead to them becoming worse.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
18 Jan 09
I think, you should avoid spicy and very hot food at the first instance and you should take plenty of water. Less consumption of water and spices or pickles etc. cause these kind of problems. You may take vitamain B complex and you can buy a mouth gel, by a Chemist Shop, which you can apply on your sores to get rid of them. Best of luck!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Jan 09
i like sour foods more than sweets.i would any time go for paaani-puri.but right now,my whole body is hurting especially my throat.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
19 Jan 09
You can either enjoy your Pani poori or bear the pain, choice is yours.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Jan 09
ok.i will switch over to dahi sev-puri.(you sound like my hubby)
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
16 Jan 09
food with low acid will make them less painful, but I strongly suggest you take B-12 and zinc to prevent them.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Jan 09
these vitamins smell make me want to puke,maybe it is the particular brand.i take folic acid supplements.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
16 Jan 09
plain zinc should not have a smell (I do know what you are saying) and look for riboflavon or b-12 in a vitamin, or a B-complex there are only a few things that make them smell and if you can find them without that additive, they shouldn't smell. I think you can probably find some without it. Zinc alone, will help (kills the virus that causes them)
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
i will try another brand.this brand(i dont remember its name)which my mom gives me(seems it works well on her)has a peculiar smell.
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17 Jan 09
Inside your mouth they are Ulcers.....not herpes.....these are not cold sores. And there are a number of causes for them...some being as simple as some foods causing irritation....but they are also indicitive of Auto Immune problems. You really should go to the doctor and let him know how often these ulcers come up...he can take some bloods as further investigation. Hope you get on ok.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
my doctor also said the same thing,it may be auto-immuneand he did do some blood tests and it came out fine.only thing i can do is prevention.
17 Jan 09
Its good to know that your bloods were ok. As for prevention.....there really isnt any way TO prevent them except to keep generally healthy and not to get too stressed. Sometimes they can be caused by irritation in your mouth from things like a rough edge on your tooth and also from eating hard sweets, like hunbugs. They are not CAUSED by eating certain foods but certain foods will irritate them and make them feel very sore. You can buy some gels that can numb the soreness a little bit.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
thanks for the useful information,i am using an antiseptic,anaesthetic gel now...........
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jan 09
it's probably something u are eating that is causung it. my son can't eat watermelon or canaloupe because it breaks his mouth out. sort of watch what foods u have eaten when this occurs, hope it gets better.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
i am not able to keep track of what i have eaten but it seems to aggravate,when i eat non-veg.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jan 09
i bet u are allergic to something u are eating, believe u could keep up w/it enought to find out what it is. good luck.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jan 09
have u changed mouthwash or toothpaste? that's something else to think about.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
21 Jan 09
I agree that this might be a case of mouth ulcers, I get them from time to time aswell. They are said to be caused by a lack of vitamins. I don't know whether or not this is true, because I have a pretty good variety in my diet. However, I do know a home remedy to have them gone in a blink!. You need to use prunejuice as a mouthwater. You use a few sips just like you do with mouthwater and spit it out after a minute or so. Do this for a couple of times a day and the mouth ulcer will retreat a lot faster en hurt a little less aswell. It mostly helps for getting them gone fast and in a natural way. I have tried it a couple of times myself and for me personally it works; I hope it will work for you too! © cyberfluf 2009
@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Jan 09
that is a good tip,you have given.i will try it out.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
24 Jan 09
I hope it will work for you, be sure to let us know! Happy posting!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
16 Jan 09
The sore inside the mouth are called canker sores and the ones on the lips are a fever blister. I would get one every time I started coming down with a cold. I have also have many canker sores. I stopped get so many when I cut back on the sweets I was eating when I was a teenager. My granddaughters get them all the time. she usually had bit the inside of her mouth. Chips and nut or any thing sharp can cause them. My granddaughter takes L-Lysine and at the same time she puts a product called kanka on the sore to keep it sealed.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
come to think of it,i do get these sores when i am down with a cold.i do like sour things,though i do go for sweets for once in a while.i will enquire about kanka in the pharmacy.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
17 Jan 09
The L-Lysine will help the canker sores to heal faster too. The kanka just covers the sore so it won't hurt as much.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Is the sore on the gums? They say if you have gum sores you might be lacking with vitamin C, and the easiest way to get over the gum sore is through drinking lemon or by merely squeezing a drop of lemon it. It may be painful but you will get the hang of it.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Jan 09
it was on the gums,as you said,my mom used to give me lemon juice and now it is better.
• India
19 Jan 09
Hi riyasam, your post is quite helpful for me. As my son of 6 years frequently gets this sores inside his mouth. It comes again and again and gives him a good deal of pain. I use hot melted butter to give him comfort. But it has not proved very helpful. Some anti biotic gels are also not fruitful. I will try some of the remedies suggested against your post. Thanks for helping me
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Jan 09
theres is a spray of chamomille flower .it is said to be effective(pls enquire,i am not very sure)
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I guess you need to avoid salty and sour stuff for you to evade the pain. It will subside in a couple of days tough but I think you can just buy an over the counter medication for it. Stay cool and healthy.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Jan 09
i am down with viral fever now,maybe this sores also will subside with that.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Same here... i get sores especially when the weather is quite hot... i read that the best way to prevent this... is to take lots of food rich in vitamin C... and to constantly wash or rinse the mouth when it is hot... that usually helps for me... doesn't get rid of the sores 100% but... lessens them...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
i do think using mouthwash will help a lot.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Hi there! Mouth sores are also called herpis. You have to prevent eating citric and salty foods cause it would hurt. But actually they are the ones good to eat cause it can help heal the mouth sores. Especially citric food. From what I know, people who often have mouth sores are those that lacks vitamin C. To alleviate the pain, try gargling lukewarm water mixed with salt. It is best before eating, after eating, toothbrushing and when going to sleep. Ciao!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
lukewarm water with salt is good for my cold also.
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Both my husband and I have had this problem in the past. It seems that I remember the doctor telling my husband to drink Sprite or a similar soft drink. I usually just rinse my mouth with a half water half hydrogen peroxide solution. Yes, they are painful, especially if one had bridgework or dentures. For severe or frequently reoccuring attacks, you should see a doctor.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
wow .ilike soft drinks.when i have sores in the mouths,i donot feel like eating anything.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
17 Jan 09
what you sounds like you are describing is cranker sores are herpes-cold sores.i had cranker sores they are quite painful.i even went to the doctor for this you can take some b-12 and try some low sodium foods.spicy food don,t eat it,s only going to make it that more painful.that little sore really hurts badly.i hope you start to feel better soon
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
yup,it sure is very painful,i am using a local anaesthetic.
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
i think it is brought about by your boy heat. You have to eat and take Vitamin C to help you out with this. There are medicines sold at the pharmacy you can ask which medicine can help you cure it. in our place we use some sort of a mineral stone called alum (powdered one) to cure it but them it is very painful if used and it taste bad. LOL but there is a medication for that in the pharma. hope this helps.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
alum???now,that is something new.i will have to check it out.
• India
16 Jan 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Getting sores in the mouth is due to indigestion and as well as consuming more chillies than your requirement to body. Soothen your diet, take sweet pourage etc. take more of curd, I used to apply pure ghee/turmic smeared together on plam, just two drops and less than one gram would do. This , if applied inside mouth all over, before sleeping would reduce sores and should get away within 3 days. Consult Doctor. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
that is a great information,i will try it out.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
16 Jan 09
Hi there riyasam It looks like everyone else has already helped you out but what I will say is that if the sores are inside your mouth they are mouth ulcers, normally caused by stress and sometimes lack of sleep. Sometimes swilling your mouth with cold milk can be a temporary soother! Also I would use a medicated mouth wash just to kill off any bugs that might be lurking. Like others have said I would avoid any acidic foods. Sores outside the mouth are coldsores and are a form of herpes.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
it seems you are right.i do tend to get these sore,when somethings on my mind and this leads to increased stress and lack of sleep!!!
• United States
16 Jan 09
sometimes it can be a sign of digestion problems.. but avoid acidic foods like orange juice and etc.. rinse your mouth with salt water to help heal the ones you have
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Jan 09
thanks for your response.i tend to take pain killers,this might be generating heat...........
@biggerb (2028)
• India
16 Jan 09
This is actually called mouth ulcers.I too keep getting it.I take vitamin B12.I avoid spicy food.I take my rice with coconut milk, this helps. I also apply a gel which is an antiseptic pain relieving gel.Its called Zytee.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
16 Jan 09
thanks for this useful information.i use a pain releiving gel called gelora.
• India
17 Jan 09
The best and the simplest way to avoid these sores it to ensure that you drink lots of water. Try to drink atleast 5 litres of water in a day. Other foods that cool down your body will also be good. Example Butter Milk, Tender Coconut water, etc.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
17 Jan 09
i do agree with that.water does cool down my body.
17 Jan 09
All that water is too much, actually, unless you are doing a lot of exercise or live in a very very hot place and sweat a lot. 5 litres is far too much water for a normal person because you upset the electrolyte balance in the body. This is all to do with the right levels of salt etc. The body cannot cope with too much water...the same as it cant cope with too little. You should not be telling people to drink 5 litres of water every day!!!