Mouth sores every month

@lady1993 (14130)
Philippines
November 8, 2012 6:06am CST
I can't seem to avoid it, i always have it every single month, and sometimes i have two of it.. it usually happens on or during my period.. it serves as a warning. Does anyone know any cure for this?
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
8 Nov 12
I had this also for many years. Try to pay attention to your diet, are there special things you eat more of during this time? Hormones can cause cravings. I don't remember if I finally found out what was causing it or if I just grew out of it. Rinse with hot salt water several times a day and that may shorten the time that yo have these.
@lady1993 (14130)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Not really, i just eat the usual stuff i eat before and in the usual amount too. I shall try that, and also the medicine i bought.. At first they were effective,but as time went by, not anymore- maybe i got immune to the medicine.
@ally12 (1205)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
I used to be like you when I was in high school but only until I was in college that I realized the pattern. I would have mouth sore a few days before and during my period but I cant remember anymore when was the last recurrence. I dont put anything at all. I tried applying tawas but WoW, so very painful that I really cried. maybe it has something to do with hormonal changes during menstrual period coz no matter how often I would take a bath and maintain a good oral hygiene it still recur.
@lady1993 (14130)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Yeah, one of the responses also advised the "tawas", than you for the warning. I did buy medicine, and when i apply it it hurts so much too- depending on the size of the mouth sore. But it does not work that much anymore. Maybe it is a lifetime thing.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
I am not a doctor or in any medical field but I have come to know that having mouth sore frequently is due to vitamin deficiency. I am working graveyard shift for many years and been experiencing it too- till then I came to know that working graveyard or staying late at night will likely to drop our immune system particularly with Vitamin C. I suggest that you try to take Vit. C - consult your doctor first although Vit. C doesn't need any prescription.
@lady1993 (14130)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Oh, i wonder why i do get that, since i take vitamins daily.. mostly just vitamin c though. it is just a generic vitamin though.. but i guess it is \still the same.. it's called ascorbic acid.
@succeednow (1634)
• Singapore
8 Nov 12
Hi lady1993, From my experience I find that one of the main causes of frequent mouth sores or ulcers is lack of sleep. Have you been sleeping well lately? Or are you keeping late nights? If you are indeed lacking in sleep try to get more rest and you may find that your mouth sores will go away. Also remember to drink lots of water. Have a good day.
@lady1993 (14130)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
I guess i am sleeping well- i get 7-8 hours of sleep daily. I do find it hard to sleep sometimes since i sleep a bit late some nights.. my body might be going a bit crazy.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
8 Nov 12
Is it a cold sore? There are medicated chap sticks that are suppose to help with sores on your lips. Zinc and taking vitamins might help. Sorry to hear that you have them every month. They probably drive you crazy I'm sure. I know they would bug me. I hope that you get more helpful suggestions here.
@lady1993 (14130)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
It is not a a cold sore, it is really inside the mouth.. Yeah, a new one is forming now.. i do take vitamins daily and even take a bath ( some people say that's one of the causes of mouth sores ).
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
We are suffering mouth sores because of the heat of our body that does not being released. I watched on the television the cure for mouth sores is the "dactarin oral gel". It is a gel and it can be purchased over the counter. You can use also the "tawas" if you are aware on that.
@lady1993 (14130)
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
Oh, maybe that is why i get it when i am near my period, since that is also the time that the body gets hotter. Thank you for the information. Isn't "tawas" not edible... i wonder what that would taste like.
@celticeagle (114184)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 12
A very good cure for mouth sores is an herb named golden seal. You can get it at the health food store in bulk. It is gold in color and very bitter. If you moisten your finger and get alittle on it and then put that on the sore it will go away in a few days. It is great stuff but tastes terrible so you don't want to lick you lips or touch the sore when you have it on there.
@papskie (86)
• Philippines
8 Nov 12
I hate having mouth sores. I have searched for causes and how to prevent mouth sores at www.Health.nytimes.com.