I HAVE FOUND A CURE.....
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Archive date 16th February 2006
I have suffered extremely bad mouth
ulcers all my life, to the point that when I have shown them to
Doctors and Dentists, they have winced in sympathy for me so I
know they are bad. However I was reading an article in a magazine
the other day that said Cranberry Juice was good for stomach ulcers
and gum disease. Well, I thought I get ulcers on my gums so why
not try it. So I bought Tescos cranberry juice and drink about
a carton a day and I have honestly not had a problem since. It
may just appear to be a coincidence but the times when I get ulcers
most (i.e. monthly cycle etc) has come and pass and there had
been absolutly nothing. I felt I had to share my experience with
this website as ulcers have made my life hell for years.
Great - im going to try this too!
Currently on Lysine, Vit B/C Zinc & Iron. Do you get ulcers
from fruit though? I find fruit/tomatoes are the leading irritant
and seem to make them worse/spread.
i do that i sit and eat things that
i no will bring ulcers on,mad eh but i think if i only have a
bit i will be ok how wrong am i,but im sure we all do it at times
If you told me dog poo would work,I
would try it!
Another thing that I have tried is
writing a food diary...I know it sounds really boring but by writing
everything that you have ate and drank and then writing how many
ulcers you had that day enables you to see what irritates your
mouth. Also try going to a nutritionist..I did and she told me
what food my body didnt like but to be honest it didnt help my
ulcers but it might help narrow down what's the cause of the little
The food diary is a good idea. You
may simplify your search for ghit triggers by eating the same
stuff the same time daily or weekly and note how long after it
takes for a ghit to form. ( for me it takes 36 hours). This is
also boring and can be very difficult to achieve.
I am just recovering from a severe
bout of mouth ulcers, which actually lined my entire mouth, gums
and throat. I may have made matters worse by homeopathic granules
which I have been assured will definitely work, BUT the condition
will get worse before it gets better, as the granules are designed
to bring out all the ulcers. It really is an endurance test!!!
I have discovered a great soother from my local Holland and Barrett
store, "Tea Tree mouth wash". It goes off the shelves
as soon as it arrives in the shop. I have tried many mouth washes
all which have added to the problem, but not this one. It contains
aloe vera and I promise it is very soothing and tastes Quite good.
Tomatoes, fruit, fizzy drinks, peppers, salad cream, pickles,
salted cashew nuts or peanuts are all no go areas with me. Some
breakfast cereals which are very coarse and some multi grain breads
affect me too. Sometimes they start as blood blisters. I can empathize
with all of you. Thankyou for all you've shared.
Well, im back again!! Having tried
the cranberry for the last 3 days and you guessed it!! - more
ulcers!! Grrrr... I really just wish something would work once
and for all! Currently have 4 or so on my bottom lip and about
15 on my tounge. It's the ones on my tounge that drive me insane!!!!!!!
Have had a continious stream of ulcers for 3 months now with not
a day of relief.
Perhaps they could just hook me up
to one of those food drips.... LOL ;)
I have just come back from the doctors...again....!!
I have been suffering from severe mouth ulcers for as long as
I can remember (I am 25 now). They are so big and bad I look like
I have punched in the mouth a few times!!!! I am talking funny
and eating, drinking, talking leaves me in agony. At first they
thought it was my anaemia, but that has now passed and I still
get them. I do get them more when I am stressed about something
though, although I get them when not stressed too! When I get
them the pain goes down my throat, to my ear and my head and I
just feel generally awful. They are now testing me for Celiac
Disease (allergic to Gluten), will keep you posted on this. I
truly hope it is not that as there is Gluten in nearly everything
and I love bread!!! They have also prescribed a strong mouth wash
for me to use twice a day (can't remember the name, but will check
later when I go home and let you know) to see if that helps and
also said to try and eat a yogurt everyday as this has anti-bacterial
agents! I really do sympathise with you all :) x
What is the mouthwash ? There is
lots of advice to be found here and things to try, I hope you
find something that helps.
The mouthwash is called Crodysyl.
I had is on prescription, but you may be able to buy it over teh
counter. I used it last night and this morning, taste isn't great
(comes in mint,aniseed and original, I asked for mint but think
I got original!!), but hey, if it does the trick I can handle
the horrible taste for two minutes a day! :) x
i suffer from terrible mouth ulcers
as well and found that ambesol takes the pain away for a little.
Stress is the cause of my ulcers. I guess that means I wil always
suffer from them. lol. I am 32 and I have gotten them since about
16. It is crazy and I sympathize with you all. I have tried all
different toothpastes, mouth washes and prescription steriods...nothing
seems to help mine! I will try the cranberry juice remedy next.
Donna, Corsodyl is a chlorhexadine
preparation, which is quite popular and should improve things
rather than making them worse. It has alcohol in it which is irritating
to the lining of the mouth. There is a new chlorhexadine preparation
which has no alcohol and doesn't stain the teeth, I am currently
trying to get hold of some for the shop. Good luck.
Dom, yes, hopefully the mouthwash
will help! I realised when I got home I had spelt it wrong
I also find TCP very good
not the most fragrant of things
but I really dont care as I am in so much pain! I carry
a small bottle everywhere and dab it on neat, it does sting a
bit but it actually numbs the pain as well as heals it. Bonjella
does nothing for me, except taste good! :) x
I recently told my dentist about
these annoying little pests, called mouth ulcers, well, she caused
me great pain everytime i visited the dentist, she was always
accidentally prodding them. She advised me to stop using the toothpase
brand Colgate. So I did. She recommemded TCP. So I did. Now I
hardley get them anymore and when I do I use cotton buds to apply
the TCP and they dont last long. I would especially recommed that
anyone suffering from mouth ulcers to use TCP last thing at night
and not to eat after. Better if you can use it through the night
also because obviously that is when our body repairs its self,
while we are sleeping.
P.S The toothpaste i use now is Macleans
detox. No, I aint a rep.
Corsodyl gel is excellent for stopping
the ulcers in their tracks. My Hygenist gave me some to try and
told me to keep it in the fridge. It has helped greatly, although
it is a little difficult to target the ulcers with the gel as
it tends to slide off. Best applied with a cotton bud. After a
severe bout lasting about 7 weeks, I am glad to say that I have
no mouth ulcers at the moment. Although as I wrote before, I am
also taking a homeopathic cure, (Merc Sol) which seemed to bring
the condition to a head. As the ulcers kept popping up, I zapped
them with Corsodyl Gel, and now, they've gone.
Be warned with corsodyl , i had it
prescribed to me a couple of years back and it wasnt too good
at fighting current ulcers, but quite good at prevention. however,
i had to stop using it as it was staining my teeth
I apologise in advance if this sounds
commercial... the chlorhexadine preparation I mentioned earlier
which has no alcohol in it, and negligible staining (and xylitol
too, as it happens), is here. I received the first shipment yesterday,
and it is now available in the shop.
The Corsodyl gel is clear and has
not stained my teeth. That is why my hygenist gave it to me instead
of the mouth wash, as that was one of my concerns too. I've been
using it for nine months now, so far so good, but best of all,
I don't have any ulcers.
I have suffered with ulcers since
I was a child, I can go months without one, and then have a bad
attack. There does not seem to be a pattern to mine but I do find
that stress, particularly when combined with generally being rundown
or having a cold, does bring one on, although they sometimes crop
up when I'm not stressed at all. I can't suggest anything to prevent
them, but Diafflam mouthwash is magic for the pain, I only heard
of it after my sister was recommended it for painful wisdom teeth.
It's quite expensive, but well worth it!
Have just found this sight and its
good to know I'm not on my own. I've lately been toying with the
idea that these ulcers may be some sort of auto immune response.
I have had 'dry eyes' which can be associated with auto immune
disorders and I've just discovered that my B12 is low. I think
this can be due to gastric malabsorbtion, again, as part of an
auto immune disorder. I have an excellent organic diet so I can't
believe its due to diet.
I have been undergoing some chemo
and as a result have terribly painful mouth ulcers. Thankfully
the cancer is cured, but the mouth ulcers are hard to cope with.
Have tried most of the things mentioned here, but can anyone tell
me if TCP is more effective than anbesol? I can't imagine TCP
hurts any more than anbesol, which has me jumping up and down
with pain! Or any other suggestions, I was recommended vitamin
c plus echinacia - anyone had any success with this? I would be
delighted to hear from anyone who can answer these questions,
or has any other advice. It is 3 in the morning and I can't sleep,
drink, talk, eat, help!
Mary, I really do sympathise with
you, I am in agony too. Like you eating, talking, drinking, smiling
etc leaves me in agony and also very grumpy and moody! I have
never used Ambesol so Im not sure how painful that is, but
the only thing that heals mine is TCP. It does sting and depending
on how large the ulcer is it can bring water to my eyes, but its
not an unbearable pain and it only lasts a few seconds. It numbs
the pain as well as heals. I have tried most things to get rid
of them, only TCP does the trick for me! My doc has advised me
to start taking a multi vitamin, as my diet isnt very good,
so maybe the Vitamin C will help. I have taken Echinacea in the
past, not for my ulcers but if I feel a cold come on I start taking
them and they always get rid of it
good stuff! I do hope
you find something that helps. :) x
I just wanted to say THANKS to all
of you who post on this site. It has made me feel so much better
to know that i am not suffering alone. I have always gotten ulcers
but this last year i've began to get them on my tongue. Those
are the worst!! They make me miserable! Can't eat, sleep or talk.
For some reason, I now get at least 3-5 when they come on as opposed
to one like when i was in high school and college. Does anyone
know why? I'm 30 and have never had them like i'm getting them
now. Please continue to post "cures" as you discover them.
Maybe oneday I'll find one that works for me. :o)
wow someone replied to me! Thanks,
its a comort to know I am not alone and i empathise with everyone
posting on this site, I have never suffered with ulcers before
but now know just how utterly miserable they can be. Today has
been a challenge, my 4 year old daughter went down with tonsillitis
and we have been grumpy with each other all day - I have had to
draw on every ounce of patience and calm! (Oh and my hair is falling
out - great stuff). It is 12 midnight, slept for 2 hours (hurrah)
but now up again. Today's drug of choice has been Difflam mouthwash,
and dissolved asprin held in the mouth - both seem to take the
edge off the pain far more effectively than anything else I've
tried. (you need to wait 5 mins for relief). Oh, and hot drinks
seem to help, strangely. Thanks again for msgs and ideas.
i've suffered from mouth ulcers since
i was 9 when my mum passed away, i am now 22, i an honestly not
remember when i havn't had at least one, it id good to read all
of your reccomendations and will definatly be trying them out!
thought I was the only one around
to suffer with mouth sores, before I discovered there are so many
of you the same. I've just had a rinse with Difflam and find it
numbs the pain for a while. Thanks everybody for ideas.
Just to add to Donna's comments,
TCP really does help. Yes it hurts (temporarily) but it feels
so good afterwards that its worth it. And in my case at least
I'm convinced it's clearing them up much faster than normal. It's
been particularly good on my ulcers on my lips. If you can't bear
to dab it on neat you can dilute it and use as a mouthwash - not
as effective at healing them I don't think but definitely takes
the pain away.
In my experience, lack of sleep seems
to be the primary culprit. I can accidently scratch myself with
hard crusty bread or eat any fruits and with inadequate sleep
the ulcers come. In fact, as someone who occasionally works through
the night, I don't need to do anything but stay up late and by
the afternoon of the next day I will feel the ulcers begin.
Well. I am seventeen and within the
last year I have started getting these mouth ulcers. I do not
get much sleep as I am a college student, working two jobs and
playing soccer. Don't really know if that adds to it. They started
coming one at a time but now the are beginning to appear in groups
of 5-10. They are very painful and occassionally I get one in
the back of the throat new my toncils. I drink about 7 cans of
coke a day, so I didn't know if that aids to the start of the
ulcers. I also get lie bumps which I guess are the same thing,
just on the tongue. If anyone has any ideas for me, please let
me know. I am just trying to keep them from worsening right now.
My daughter has had mouth ulsers
for practicly a week and now she's going to try the cranberry
juice. I hope it works. She said she doesn't like cranberry juice
This site is amazing! so much useful
information. I have a gigantic ulcer at the moment and it is causing
me no end of pain. I have tried everything that I can, including
Aloclair Spray, Anbesol, mouth pastilles, salt water and Adcortyl.
I have found the best option for numbing the pain is Anbesol,
although it doesn't last too long. My dentist recommended Adcortyl
to aid the healing process and I must admit it does tend to speed
up the recovery process.
I get mouth ulcers to the extent
that the pain i am having makes me grind my back teeth into my
gum to take the pain away from the ulcer...but all it causes is
my whole mouth to KILL! I grind without even knowing it and its
not untill someone says what are you doing that i even realise.
I pour salt onto mine and as much as it kills me i find that i
can usually go off to sleep well that night. ( i also use my sons
teething gel on my gums to stop me grinding)
Last year I suffered a batch of painful
mouth ulcers and found this site in a quest to find a remedy.
Found bonjella to be not much good, cordosyl mouthwash didn't
really help either. Warm salt water made a big difference and
eased the pain; and I then tried L-Lysine 1000mg tablets and straight
away noticed a difference. Within days they were diminished and
gone. Now when I feel an ulcer starting I take L-Lysine which
to date has always worked. I'm so grateful for the advice on this
board without which I would never have come across Lysine - thanks
and sympathy to all.
I would suggest a gluten-free diet.
Just found this site this morning
- Dom, you are my new best friend! I have already been into town
and stocked up on Lysine from the health food shop. Also got some
Adcortyl in Orabase from Boots, mainly because when I asked in
there for Lysine I got blank looks, even from the pharmacist,
who at least had the sense to get his book out, then asked me
to start at the beginning.
Update - the Lysine and Adcortyl
seem to work for me, of the ten I had two days ago, there are
only seven left; three the tiny ones were stopped in their tracks
and I can no longer feel them. The biggest one just inside my
top lip is half the size it was and healing rapidly, the one under
the tip of my tongue also stopped growing and, although still
painful (it is, after all, one of the most sensitive places on
your body) is shrinking rapidly. I have one on the back of my
throat I can't reach with the Adcortyl, and two under my tongue
towards the back which I can't get Adcortyl to stay on, there's
a hole in my cheek where I bit through last week but it doesn't
seem to have the white coating any more, it's still painful but
feels more bruised than anything (hardly surprising!) and is closing
up nicely. Having suffered a crop on holiday in early July (including
a huge (1cm) one on the underside of my tongue) which took a fortnight
to go away with just salt water, I think I can safely assume that
the L-Lysine has worked for me. Many thanks for your help. XX
Glad to hear of your success, I first
heard of lysine here on the board too.
after constant pain and discomfort
with mouth ulcers i stopped eating apples,stopped drinking cola,took
care of oral hygene,and ulcers actually went away when i took
an iron tablet daily,drank fresh orange juice and plenty of water!!!
i gave in to the cola and apples(guess what)lots of ulcers! i
feel if my mouth is dry i also get ulcers so i dont know if drinking
lots of water helps....am i just clutching at straws!
Five days on Lysine - ulcers all
gone. My eternal gratitude to you all.
I have had mouth ulcers aka Canker
sores ever since I was 3 years old my mother had them and then
I got them she doesn't get them anymore. Now that I an a adult
I get them ten times worse they are everywhere in my mouth right
now my lip,bottom of my tongue and the back of my damn throat.
I have went to the doctor to a specialisy had cultures taken and
everything in between. AND NOT A DAMN CURE. So I checked out this
site. I am willing to try anything. My mother told me to buy alum
the stuff that thry make pickles out of it is a antiseptic. It
burns like a sob. It doesn't work for me but hey it might work
for someone else. Both my children have the sores also. It sucks
at least I know I am not the only one out there that has tried
and paid and still looking for a end to the agony. I want to cut
my head off at some points it makes your ears hurt it hurets to
talk, drink, eat,and everything in between. Myt doctor gave me
denavair. It says on it for external use only It worked for the
one on the outside of my lip but also made me see double everything.
I have used zylicain, Oral gel, Bactain, Kanka, salt water and
biting the damn sores until I want to cry. Thank you for letting
me complain it is nice not to be the only one. It sucks my boyfriend
doesn't even want to kiss me. I was told it could be caused by
a HGI Deficiency. What ever that is in medical terms. No one I
have ever been around has gotten them from me only my children.
Having read this message board, I've
just sent my husband on a hunt for Lysine - are they tablets or
what? The big question is going to be whether I can take them
when pregnant. I seem to always get terrible ulcers when I'm pregnant
and I'm just desperate to find a cure that I'm actually allowed
to take. Anyone got any thoughts?
What a relief to find that I'm not
the only one to suffer from these little so-in-so's. They really
do bring you down for quite a period of time, especially the ones
on the side of your tongue which tend to occur when stressed.
Don't you just crave all those things you can't bear to eat or
drink when these terrors take over your mouth. Living on luke
warm milk and honey, soup, and ice-cream, gets a bit tedious,
until you just have to brace yourself and go for something painful
like salad or a sandwich!!!! Then you suffer the consequences
of course!! Am definitely going to look for this Lysine. I'll
try anything as no painkiller seems to touch the pain they cause.
Good luck to everyone else in their quest to conquer these white
In the UK Holland & Barratt is
the cheapest source of Lysine (or you can buy on-line from the
link at the top of the page) great big horse pills they are, I
tend to suck them rather than swallow them, in case it helps to
have the amino-acid absorbed right into the oral mucosa.
it so depressing... watching my fiance
in tears bec of her mouth sores. Can anyone help me please. I
printed most of the featured articles here as well as the entire
msg board just to show her that she's not alone...kindly email
me at email@example.com. thank you
i have about 30-35 ulcers lining
my toung and inside lips, and this is not new. :(
Both my son (14yrs) and I have been
trying out L-lysine for just over a month with some limited success.
He hads only had a couple of ulcers, which for him is an improvement.
Apart from an initial lull in mouth ulcer activity, I have not
been so fortunate. Just how long has anyone given it before it
has really worked for them? Also, has anyone ever dabbled in the
thought that their situation is genetic? I just wondered, that
was all. I'm not sure how to pursue this theory though, any ideas?
I am 35 years old and until three
weeks ago all I had ever had was one or two ulcers a year which
always disappeared very quickly. Three weeks ago I got loads of
them on my tongue, I had had the previous three weeks off work
and as I work shifts I was actually more rested than ever..so
I have no idea what has triggered them, but every time I think
they have all gone....I get a new load! I've been trying bonjela
but apart from a few minutes of relief it's not really helped.
I'll try some of the ideas on this site, but like others, it is
really comforting to know that I am not alone (not that I'd wish
these on anyone)! Has anyone else started having them for no apparent
reason, having never suffered before?
I've had ulcers as long as I can
remember. They come in batches, and stay put for two weeks no
matter what I assault them with (Bonjella I tried and rejected
as being about as effective as a wine gum around 25 years ago).
The latest weapon is Gengigel from my dentist - that was seven
quid down the drain. So far nothing has beaten TCP. It doesn't
reduce their lifetime, but it does kill the pain, and as such
is useful before meals (which taste vile, of course, but it's
either that or not eat). I once got stuck with them in America,
where the closest I could get to TCP (trichlorophenol) was a spray
containing monochlorophenol. It's one third as effective, but
might be useful for US readers who are wondering what TCP is.
Alternatively, do what I did and phone a friend in the UK and
ask them to courier out to you a monster bottle of TCP, though
I don't pretend to know what would happen if Customs opened the
Sorry - I should have said that Rinsteads
were about as effective as wine gums (though I've had no more
success with Bonjella).
I have had ulcers before, usually
one at a time - under the tongue or on the sides of my mouth (inner
cheeks LOL). I FREAKIN HATE THEM! It's been a while since i got
any but two days ago, i got one (i think).
I took 1000mg l-lysine every day
for two months and only had a handful of ulcers i that time (I
usually have 3 a week). I was advised that this might fix my problem
permanently, so stopped when my bottle ran out. However, the little
darlings are back and I am off to the shop to get a year's supply
after work today. They are taking over my life as well as my mouth,
they are the size of my fingernails! I use salt as well, pouring
it on direct, it hurts like nothing else but relieves the pain
for ages after. I find bonjela makes them worse. But...are the
ulcers supposed to bleed after applying salt?
I too have tried Gengigel, Rinstead
pastelles, TCP etc...all a waste of time. I've found that one
high strength, chewable Vitamin C tablet before breakfast EVERY
DAY has certainly helped me to keep them under control - they
don't appear as frequently and when they do - they don't hang
around for as long. I'm pretty sure that my ulcers appear when
I'm a bit run down, so early nights are a good idea. I used to
apply salt but came to the conclusion that it was a sick joke
- it just makes 'em sing even louder!
I suffer often and badly. I don't
have loads at a time, but usually 5 or 6. They are usually badly
placed, on the side of the tongue, epiglotis, back of throat,
lips etc. Nasty stuff. Anyway, Cordysil I use, it burns all the
taste-buds off my tongue and leave nasty taste over night, which
my wife winces if I approach for a goodnight/morning kiss. I am
now watching more what I eat. I really like spicy stuff. From
pickles through to hot chillis. Do these help or hinder do you
think? Maybe they aren't so good as they're quite aciddic aren't
The more I've been reading, the more
I'm realizing that 1) I'm not the only weirdo that has a problem
with these annoying ulcers and 2) It seems like solutions are
different for everyone.
I've narrowed down what causes my
mouth ulcers to eating canned tuna fish, just one 6oz can in a
month can set them off - anyone else experience this ? can anyone
explain what it might be IN the tuna that's causing this ?
It can't just be a lack of sleep
can it? Otherwise half of my school would be full of ulcers. But
it just seems to be me! I cant be allergic to sleep deprivation
can i? Has to be something else!
hi everyone..i am so amazed at this
site.i thought it was just me who understood ulcers..but u guys
all sound just like me.ive been suffering with ulcers from as
far bak as i can rem.i do think its genetic tho..cos my mum used
to get them often n so did her mum.so i dunno..but i kinda noticed
that when i eat crisps i get them really bad.i thought it was
the sharpness of them so tried eating really slowly n carefully
(like an idiot!) but i still got them.so i think maybe its the
MSG in them.anyone else find this?i dunno man..its jus the most
awful thing.i even feel the pain in my slp.something that does
work tho is ORABASE.its called kenalog in this country(south africa)
i dunno what its called elsewhere.but it does help.its like a
sticky paste that u just apply on the ulcer b4 bed and it kind
of seals the ulcer.makes the healing process quicker.hope ive
I had a mouth ulcer before and my
dentist said to use KANKA from local drug store. have one now
and it healing already. this is day three. i have dentures and
it's on the roof of my mouth. i have had thrush in the mouth and
read not to use listerine I'm 67.
I get mouth ulcers alot- sometimes
6-8 of them in one go. Id cry and get really angry because it
stops me from talking and eating. I find that everytime i switch
to a 'transparent' coloured toothpaste, i'd wake up with really
bad ulcers all over my mouth.
So there I was, in a world of pain
(or so I thought), when I decided to revisit the web for inspiration
and found this site. Wow, do I feel like a fraud now! I've been
suffering mouth ulcers for a couple of years, and get up to five
at a time; the little beauties on the end/sides of my tongue or
the corner of my inner lips are most common, but having read some
of the comments on this site, it seems I have it VERY easy! 30-35
at a time? Some the size of fingernails? I need to pull myself
together! Have TCP, a SLS free toothpaste and cranberry juice
on my shopping list, so thanks for the advice. Also, since I am
told ulcers are caused (at least in part) by a breakdown in the
surface of the tongue, I'm off to my dentist this week, because
I have noticed I often get them right on the edges on the tongue
which could be due to abrasion of the tongue by sharp edges of
my teeth. Its worth checking out. Won't need to post a message
on this board if any of these remedies work, because you'll all
HEAR me shouting for joy!
Well I thought I had it bad too.
I think 5 at a time is my maximum, but I've always been able to
get rid of them within a week of using topical kenalog with orobase.
But now I actually have one that has gone through my gum and has
bared the base of my tooth! Yuck. Incredibly painful, can't talk,
hence I am here writing. Using the kenalog but I am doubtful this
time because of the severity. Thanks for the advice on this site
though - I will definitely be trying everything... except those
homeopathic granules as they sound hideously painful.
Hi! I am so glad to have found this
site, i have 10 ulcers at the moment 7 have suffered with them
on & off for years,I have no idea why! i find the best thing
to help with the pain is 2 gargle with soluble asprin dissolved
in water, tastes foul but u could add some squash, it stings but
then the pain goes long enough for me to eat a meal. I am going
to try TCp after reading the tips on this message board
Glad I discovered this web page as
I have had them for 8 weeks now, including a giant white one bigger
than a finger nail across my tonsils and was prescribed and anti
fungal lozenge to suck by the doctor. This reduced the tonsils
but had pain in left ear every time I swallowed, and felt like
broken glass. Currently have quite a few small ones or rough patches
on my tongue edge which makes it painful and the odd one in the
gum. Teeth are unaffected and tonsils not too bad. Never had these
many or this happening before despite being on a good all round
diet and vitamins and minerals. Probably have underlying stress
due to losing my father in April, but life does go on. Will try
L-Lysine. Tried Chlorohexadine - so so. TCP excellent, bonjela
is useful, Listerine stings.
Just saw your website, and thought
i would write in about a quick fix that my family use.
I've suffered with mouth ulcers for
two years ...The last six months were particularly unbearable
as when two mouth ulcers healed I gained three more or vice-versa....There
was not a day in a week when I wasn't suffering. Eventually I
found a doctor who prescribed a multi vitamin, extra iron tablet
( like the one that pregnant women take ) & an extra dose
of Vitamin C 800mg daily ..adding that I would notice a difference
in 6 to 8 weeks if vitamin deficiency was the cause... I am amazed
that for the first time in absolutely ages I am mouth ulcer free
, it took two months but it's been two months & I'm free......I
hope this helps other sufferers ...there really is nothing more
miserable than trying to talk, eat & function with a mouthful
of sores...I'm on cloud nine now!
I am desperate to find a cure for
my daughters mouth ulcers. She is 12 years old and has hit the
puberty stage!!! Could it be a hormone thing or is it just that
because she is going through puberty she is a bit run down. I
have started today by cutting out all sugars, spices,garlic and
vinegary things and then when her ulcers she has got at the mo
have gone i will let her have one thing at a time to see if we
can find a trigger. My husband also used to suffer badly and we
found that every time he had fresh garlic he developed new ulcers.
My son who is 13 currently has another
bout of tonsilitis. He has 4 ulcers in his mouth and two at the
back of his throat. He is really miserable. He has agreed to try
the vaseline treatment. He has been in agony for days. Fingers
crossed! Great website, so glad I found it.
I have suffered from mouth ulcers
since I was a child. I am now 35 and I still haven't found a cure.
My 3 year old son and I have only
just started getting really bad ulcers - at around the same time
too! I was getting really worried and have just looked at this
site - I honestly didn't think that it was such a huge medical
problem! I have 6 and can't talk properly.
I m so glad that i am not a lone
sufferer! It has been a while since i have had a mouth ulcer but
last week a whopper on the roof of my mouth at the back appeared
out of nowhere. Now i can't eat, sleep or talk properly and it
has really gotten me down. Strange how a ulcer can make you feel
so ill! I've just been recomended a paste which is called Adcortyl
Orabase, it was only available on prescription a few years ago
but now can be bought over the counter. I'm going to give it a
whirl since nothing else works except maybe a little dab of TCP!
I hope that this info is useful to all fellow sufferers.
Forgot to ask does anyone else suffer
with extremely dry mouth when the little blighters are showing
an appearance? I just can't stop drinking! On saying that tho
ice cold water or warm tea seem to ease the pain alittle has anyone
else found this this to be true? I really feel for you all out
there I know EXACTLY what you are going thru!
I am glad I found this site, you
have all given me some good ideas on how to deal with the pain
I am in. I have just been diagnosed as anaemic and didn't realise
that this might be linked to that. I have been using anbesol liquid
for the last three days but it doesn't seem to be working, the
pain is increasing and the ulcers seem to be breeding and I'm
not sure if it is responsible for the soreness in my throat now.
I am off to see if I have any TCP in the cabinet, my husband will
probably moan but he can always sleep in the spare room! I agree
with Abi, cold things seem to help, I have just tried an ice lolly.
Anemia and mouth ulcers are both
often found as symptoms of gluten intolerance.
Just thought i would add my experiences
to this great site, have just arrived home from my second stay
in hospital due to my severe mouth ulcers. I have been suffering
for over two years now which compared to some people on this site
is nothing. My problam is i get them in my mouth, both sides,
then they spread to my lips which swell and then go black, not
a pretty site i can tell you. Eating and drinking is almost inpossible
as the pain is unbearable. The consultant i am seeing is baffled
but very good. I have tried all the over the counter remedies
with no sucess. I now use a steriod mouth wash and aanti biotic
one, they seem to ease them but nothing has stopped them. The
pain is sometimes unbearable and living on painkillers is a nightmare.
If antbody out there has any suggestions for me i would be eternally
gratfull. By the way cranberry juice does not work for me as i
love it anyway and drink gallons of the stuff.
Thanks for your suggestion i have
ordered some this morning and will try using it. Im willing to
try anything and everything that may help.
MILK OF MAGNESIA works great for
the pain. I have suffered from these ulcers as long as I can remember
and I read in a magazine about MOM. IT REALLY WORKs for the pain.
If I am in pain with an ulcer, I just swish it around in my mouth
and the pain is gone, instantly! It gives me relief for a while.The
only downside is it works for awhile, and then you have to swish
again, But it allows me to eat dinner, pain free! then I just
swish again after I eat.
My SQUIGLE arrived today so have
started using it, for the first time in ages was able to brush
my teeth properly without jumping around the bathroom screaming.
I will keep you informed with how i get on. Its really good to
have other people in the same situation as me as most people think
they are not as bad as i make them out. If only they knew the
pain i go through when i have a severe outbreak. Have also cut
down on my cranberry intake as suggested above.
My 14 year old daughter started to
use squigle combined with lyosine about a mounth ago, after a
year of hell with persistent ulcers. we have been ulcer free for
three weeks now, not sure if its the lyosine, squigle or a miracle
but we will continue in hope!
My doc prescribed Eludril mouthwash
(can also be bought over the counter, £7 ish for a litre),
which I swish and gargle twice a day, and it really seems to be
working. You can almost feel it working. Ulcer free for a couple
of weeks now. The crunch test (rather literally) was four days
ago when I bit my cheek while eating. Usually this would be a
certain route to a painful ulcer for days, but it hasn't developed,
when before using the mouthwash they always have. Coincidence
maybe, but I'm sticking with the mouthwash for the time being.
Hope this helps someone.
Has anyone else got a mouth ulcer
I KNOW THAT THIS SOUNDS TERRIBLE
BUT IM SO GLAD THAT IVE SEEN THIS SITE SITE AN THAT THERE ARE
LOTS OF OTHER SUFFERS TOO!! IM GOIN TO TRY SOME OF YOUR SUGGESTIONS....IVE
TRIED CORSADYL..ITS RUBBISH AN SO IS BONJELLA!!
I had ulcers as far as i can remember.To
make matters worse on my wedding day i had about 10 ulcers two
of them were so-o big like that little finger of yours!i don't
know how i made it through that day but i was in so much pain.I
spent my honey moon in pain.I feel for my wife.Recently i didn't
have any ulcers.Please try to remove stress from your mind.The
best cure in one day is ginger.it looks like little onion.you
need to bite that one and google the liquid around your ulcers.Also
avoid using sharp tooth brushes as they trigger ulcers.Don't change
your tooth paste as well as it boosts them.try eating a lot of
fruits each and every day of your life.Do some exercises as these
things gets rid of stress and buids your body.
I get mouth ulcers when anything
with icing sugar in it. little tiny ones on the tip of my tongue
that hurt like hell, I One can't look at merinque or pavlova one
teaspoonfull and I am in pain for days
Can anybody tell me what TCP is or
where to get it. I have suffered with ulcers since I was a child
and so has my brother. My son who is 11 has also suffered since
he was about 3yrs. We've tried everything. The Dr. prescribed
a mouthwash with lidocane, benadryl,milk of magnes. and zioxide.
When were out I just use benadryl, milk of mag. or malox, and
peroxide. It helps with pain and swelling. My son had so many
and one so big in the front of his mouth he could hardly open
it. I hate sending him to school like that, but if he stayed home
for every episode he'd never be at school HELP! Kelly
Can mouth ulcers be passed on to
other people, in kissing or sexual actuvity?
my 14 year old daughter has just
been ulcer free for 3 weeks after taking lysine and using squigle
for the last few months. i have been delighted to get my happy
smiling daughter back. unfortunatly this week they have returned
with a vengence, very depressing, will continue with regime in
the hope that it needs time to work.
I have had mouth ulcers for over
50 years. Thankfully they only occur periodically. I am absolutely
sure that salted peanuts is one of the major causes of my problem.
I can almost guarantee there arrival within hours of consumption.
There are of course other causes and like all of us have difficulty
assessing their cause.
I get mouth ulcers regularly but
I never get them on my tongue, lips or inside cheeks. Instead
I usually get them on the roof of my mouth, also on the sides
where my tonsils used to be (I had them removed a few years ago
when I was about 23, I'm 27 now). When I get them I find it impossible
to eat properly and it also affects my talking. They can get really
big, about the size of my thumb nail and I've no idea what brings
them on as I have a healthy diet.
My 9 year old son has suffered with
mouth ulcers since the age of 5. I always feel so sorry for him,
because having had the odd one in the past, I know how painful
they can be. He only usually gets 1-3 a time, but are always very
painful. The current one he has is absolute agony. Its on the
inside of his bottom lip and constantly rubs against his teeth.
He has only ever used anbesol liquid and in the short term, this
does the trick, but does not last very long.
Toothpaste arrived first thing the
following morning. Well impressed!!
After more than 35 years as a sufferer
I can can conclude that my mouth ulcers are stress or sleep depravation
related. Last weekend I flew to NY to watch the marathon and got
2 crackers for my troubles. Ouch!
I can only my own story for what
it is worth. My son who is 18 now has had them terribly all his
life. We switched to the toothpaste that says it is for canker
sores when he was about 12 or so. It really helped, but what I
wanted to say is that we finally pinned it down to Orange Juice
a few years ago. Unfortunately he loves it and when gets some
he drinks it all day everyday and then has sores from top to bottom,
throat, etc....and nothing makes them go away. Then he realizes
that it's not worth it to drink the OJ. What a strange problem
this is for SO many people. My heart goes out to each and every
one of you.
Great site. I, also, have ulcers,
however, I don't have the pain when swallowing. I did use the
Listerine foam, a teeth whitener. I will be looking up the ingredients
that are contained in that product. My worry is because I don't
have the pain you all speak of, could my mouth redness be different
for what you all are experiencing. I am 39 and have never had
a mouth ulcer. I do feel a tingling sensation and often use my
tongue to scratch my the roof of my mouth... I do use salt water
and it controls it, and, in most cases reduce the number of spots...
I can't believe I found so many fellow
sufferers!! I am having the worst bout of my entire life right
now. This has been the worst year of my life, as I had a cancer
scare which led to surgery on my leg. Luckily I don't have cancer
but I have a rare bone infection and the recovery process has
been really hard, especially dealing with my last year at college
at the same time. With all the anti-biotics I took, as well as
the stress involved with trying to balance all my crap, I've had
a horrible outbreak of sores in my mouth. HUGE ones on my tongue
right where my back teeth rub against them, as well as maybe a
dozen small really sharp ones. ugh!! As soon as one of them feels
on the decline, a brand new one or two show up! I'm really feeling
worn down from these..
Hello all. Just found this site.
Thanks to all that post input. I hope mine will add something
to it. Right after my chemo and radiation treatment ended, ulcers
started. First, my medical team thought they could cure it. But
then there is one, one big ulcer that does not sem to go away.
Thankfully, the biopsy results showed it wasnt cancerous but after
all the drugs they have put me through, NOTHING has decreased
the pain, the size etc. Like all of you, the pain is keeping me
from eating, sleeping, living. I am more than fed up with it.
My doctors are going to order a study on the matter and I am to
go through more tests, scans etc to try to figure out why these
things are so persistent. They tell me they have never seen this
in 30 years...maybe they need to go to this site! The only thing
that has helped (again take "Help" very lightly" is
Zilactin which numbs the pain for a long time. THe only bad thing
about it is that it leaves a residue which is hard to take off
and causes a lot of pain when you are trying to get rid of it.
As for pain management, I have yet to find one pain killer that
actually kills the pain. If only I could get rid of that ulcer,
I would be able to finally start my recovery from cancer. Instead,
it is just prolonging the agony. Anyone who has any suggestion
for me, please don't hesitate. I am even thinking about going
to Europe to see if they have found a cure for that over there.
At this point, it is all gain, no loss.
Wow. I had no idea mouth ulcers were
this big of a problem for so many people. I found this site after
searching for some relief (i just got the first big wave of ulcers
i've ever had and i'm on the verge of insanity). i would say that
stress is the cause, but I have an anxiety disorder and am generally
stressed no matter what. So I don't know what would be different
now? One thing that has changed was I've drank alot (of alcohol
that is) this past week, much more so than usual. Anyone else
think it could be attributed to too much drinking/smoking?
Just found this site after searching
for possible new ideas/findings for prevention. I've had ulcers
for about 25 years. So I thought I'd share my experiences. Various
pharmacists have suggested Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Zinc,
Iron supplements(not all at once!) Vitamin C and B showed improvements,
but only in the way that instead of getting about 10 at once,
I would get about 2 and they weren't half as bad. My dentist once
sadi that you don't get them in the same place twice, but you
would have thought I'd have run out of possibilities by now! I
had a blood test to test against certain foods. It came back a
big reaction to dairy, and a slight reaction to wheat, so instead
of cutting out dairy (which obviously includes chocolate) I tried
cutting out wheat. This does seem to be the cause for me, since
I love bread etc I don't do it stirctly. I get tempted by warm
crusty bread and think that I'll have it just that once, but then
wake up the next day and think its so not worth it!
Hello all and thanks for the replies.
I think I FOUND THE REASON for the bad ulcer. Apparently, my wisdom
tooth was cutting into my cheeck creating an ulcer the size of
a coin. Because of radiation which swelled up my skin and chemo
which destroyed my immune system so I was unable to fight the
attack, the ulcer kept on getting worse. A tooth later, I cannot
feel the pain and look forward to the healing. PS: Chocolate made
it worse for me too!
OK. I have no idea why this works
but it does. I have suffered from ulcers forever. Alcohol, stress
& lack of sleep make it worse. Drink that GNC product Met-Rx
and mix it with a bannana & milk in a blender it makes them
go away. It also mitigates pain.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i've suffered for god knows how long and tried everything! if
someone has any cures i will love them forever! have tried everythin
from bongela to corsodyl. nothing works for me! please, please,
please. put up any workable cures.
Funny thing is reading this seems
to have taken some of the pain away? I suppose it helps numb the
helplessness I alweays feel. I've had them as long as I can remember
(I'm 21) and I always thought it was down to flouride in my toothpaste,
which I struggle to avoid. But I now tink it could be down to
SLS, so will be buying some squigle soon. So far i'm 6 weeks into
a run, which usually last 8-12 weeks and there is usually only
a day or so inbetween. My girlfriend is soooooo fed up of me not
being able to talk as the last few weeks they've been on my toungue.
Plus there are other intimate things they make impossible, along
with actually enjoying a meal. The only thing i've ever found
that numbs the pain is alcohol, usually beer but that makes them
worse in the morning as the sugar seems to feed them!
Lysine deffinatley works. You should
try that before the squiggle toothpaste. Plus all you need to
do is go into a Holand and Barrett to get them. They are £2.99
and deffinately help. I've just had an outbreak and i only have
one left since I've started using Lysine.
Wow! I have stopped feeling sorry
for myself - I am 46 and have never suffered with ulcers untill
I had a cold about a month ago, since then I have had 2 outbreaks.
But only 5 at a time. My problem seems so small to some of yours.
You all have my greatest sympathy.
I suffer with tiny pin prick ulsers
on my tounge more often than the larger type on the side of my
cheek and have done since i can remember and only tonight have
i managed to cure my pain. Looking through the BBC web page it
mentioned that you should take paracetamal which i did, but what
really works for me long term is to put one disolvable asprin
such as anadin extra into a glass of ice cold water and gargle
with that and leave it on your tounge for about 30 seconds before
swallowing or spitting out. Not sure if it will work for any of
you but its worth telling you about just incase.
Thanks for that. I might try that
if Lysine doesnt work. But then again it's been working for me,
so I think I'll stick by it. (By the way, Debbie. You said you
get about 5 a time. That's the amount I normally get but this
time it was about 7. So me and you are in the same boat.)
=( I have two massive ulcers at the
mo both on my bottle lip, its is so hard to eat and talk i am
nearly in tears from brushin my teeth. i am so sick of them i
must have had at least 6 a month every month this yr and no1 knows
y :( just wish they would stop as they are so painfull...
The odd thing about gluten intolerance,
or Celiac/Coeliac Disease, is that it can progress very slowly
and take years to cause symptoms. One of its symptoms are the
mouth ulcers/canker sores that people might start noticing at
various stages of life. I don't think I started to really suffer
from the sores in a major way until about 1997 when I was 56 years
old. Others might start getting the problems at age 25.
Does anyone know how you could buy
Squigle toothpaste in Australia? (We get mouth ulcers here too!)
Seriously, I believe from painful experience that the potential
to have them is there at certain times (eg when we are run down)
and its what we put into our mouths that makes them errupt like
they do. Toothpaste and its toxic ingredients are one of those
irritants. Thanks for a wonderful site, found at a desperate moment.
You can buy it mail order from the
Mouth Ulcers Shop and, no doubt, other mail order outlets. The
postage for a tube or two shouldn't be too steep.
hi all, i have been suffering with
extreme mouth ulcers some of them the size of a 5p piece for over
a year now. I have been to the doctors, dentist and finally the
hospital. I found the only thing that took the pain away was actually
having them cut out by the doctor. They healed within a day or
two compared to the weeks it takes on there own. I have tried
every mouthwash and cream on the market and the only that sooths
them for me is difflam which i get from the docs. I will say this.
having the uclers has made me give up smoking due to the increased
risk of mouth/throat cancer. But i am still suffering to this
day with at least 6 ulcers at a time. if anyone has any other
info or advice i would love to read it.
sleeping with mouth open causes ulcers!
hi all, well chuffed i found this
site, my ulcer has pretty much ruined my weekend, finding it difficult
to talk, eat etc and feeling really run down. I'm gonna try Lysine,
will hit the health food shop 2moro - heard Ulcaid is supposed
to be good? anyone ever used it?
Not used Ulcaid but I know that Lysine
works. I use it myself. Deffo to use.
Well I don't know what the effects
of toothpaste are, but I do feel sorry for you. My god! Over 30
years. I've only had mine for about 7 or 8 years and I thought
that was bad. Ahh! Hope you get rid of them.
I thoght it was just me that suffered
with ulcers so badly.I'm 35 and even during my childhood i can't
remember a time when i havent had at least a couple. Ive tried
everything to no avail,dabbing salt hurts like hell but gives
respite and enables me to eat. Don't know about you but it drives
me mad when people say "aw you must be run down".
desperate mother of 11 yr old boy.
huge ulcerated regions with scarring on his tongue. wcc down especially
neutrophil component. any suggestions.
Try Lysine tablets. You can get them
from Holland and Barrett and they really work. Hope this helps!
thanks 4 the suggestion will certainly
give it a go
I would also try Corsodyl. It get
rid of the pain for a while and if the ulcer is really bad it
helps to numb it. There are other different types of treatment
like Difflam spray and TCP. Also I've heard that rubbing salt
straight onto the ulcers works. (Dunno though becuase I'm too
scared to use it. Because of the pain)
My son ova the past few days has
got ulcers, hes in so much pain it dus me head in litening 2 him
going on all the time, i get them from time 2 time but i just
drink loads of water and plaster them wiv anbesol, it kills but
its the only way 2 get shut of um, i don't envy any1 who gets
them all the time, i feel sorry 4 u, i know that dusn't help.
One thing to check when you have
ulcers is the potential for UC - Ulcerative Colitis. I have been
diagnosed with UC for several years now and one of the first signs
was mouth ulcers. The literature on UC references mouth ulcers
so as a precaution check on the potential, or possibility of having
UC. Most folks know fairly quickly about UC because of its devistating
affect. But, again if battle with mouth ulcers check for UC as
well. Irocically, when I was on steriods (oral and IV) for the
UC I had practically no ulcers. But, prednisone is not the way
to cure mouth ulcers - lots of side effects.
Hi to all you subscribers. I have
suffered from ulcers for years and boy can I sympathise with these
messages I am reading. Vicky, if you read this I really FEEL your
suffering as with you all. These blighters can ruin your quality
of life. Over the years here are some tips I have picked up, they
may help. L- Lysine I believe has helped but I am not yet 100%
convinced. DGL liquorice - the tablets you chew (from Holland
and Barratt) are very effective at relieving the pain - there
is also a product called cankermelts that employ liquourice in
a form that covers the ulcer, I've sent off for some, if they
work I'll get back to you. Here is an intersesting tip that caught
me out - soluble aspirin is very effective at relieving the pain
as a mouthwash, However! some soluble analgesics and aspirin contain
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, so read the box! It may be a bit of a
bore but regularly bathing your mouth with warm saline solution
does help (don't swallow) Finally for any budding pharmaceutical
research departments out there - come on you guys! Finding a cure
for these blighters is a multi-billion pound industry - or could
be; so get on with it - WE ARE ALL WAITING!!
Hi.....just found this site while
looking for a cure for my mouth ulcers which I just started getting
on a regular basis. Had no idea they were so prevelant! Thought
maybe I had mouth cancer or something........I have found relief
by using Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil. I put it an a cotten swab and
dab it on the area. Seems to work pretty well.....I use tea tree
oil for everything though because of its antiseptic qualities.
It works great for all kinds of abrasions, burns, stings, etc.
That's what made me think of using it on the ulcers. It takes
the pain away as well as heals the wound, temporarily anyway.
I've been concerned about the area of my gums in the creases,
where my cheek or lip meets my gum line. It hurts very badly and
there seems to be alot of dead skin collecting there that I have
to scrape out. Don't understand it at all. Does anyone else experience
hi, i found out that i only got ulcers
on my tongue after i'd being eating chewing gum, i stopped and
they went away. av got a bugger now on my bottom lip, i think
its cos im a bit stressed cos i havent had 1 for a bit and i used
to get them all the time. also i used to eat loads of crisps and
since i stopped, the ulcers come less and less often.
Everyone......I ve had mouth ulcers
for all my life and once even had a big cluster ulcer, anyway
after visiting my GP and even the dental hospital, I was given
a PERSCRIPTION DRUG called GELCLAIR (www.gelclair.co.uk) since
using this I ve havent had an ulcer for a month, and when I did
have one, with this drug, the ulcer died after one treatment.
So my advise is to ask your GP for this, as for me it has been
the only true cure of my ulcers.
hi all, my heart goes out to you
all and it puts the few i get into context, i have major problems
with them appearing in the throat making it difficult to swallow.
Fells like eating that large chunk of crisp you should have chewed
Thanks, it worked!
I have found that when I eat certain
foods I get ulcers, i.e.. Acid foods (orange juice, tomatoes,
cantaloupes, pineapple, pink lemonade, walnuts, chocolate, mustard)
and many more to list. Last week I was sick and did not think
about it and drank 3 tall glasses of orange juice, oh my gosh!
I had so many sores it was not funny!. I also get a prescription
from my doctor of (Magic Mouth Wash). It makes the sores go away
a little faster and I would recommend anyone to try it! I now
am on a mission to see what all foods I no longer can eat, because
the pain is not worth eating the foods!
After years of blaming sugar and
stress, I made a possible connection for myself: burns. Since
I am very impatient and a dummy, I tend to eat cooked food and
coffee too soon. I discovered that mouth burns smolder for a few
days then become sores. My problem is exagerated since I cant
help but "figit" with sores. I also tend to use Zilactin
"a little too late in the game" and I think it irritates
the sore. I just found this great forum after running across something
about SLS ( Sodium Laureth Sulfate). My heart goes out to all
suffering contributers -- "Grabber"
the lysine definately works... tablets
are rather large though, 1000mg per day. yet swallowing the liitle
missiles is suprising easy. I would like to say it completely
cleared but alas it didn't. I've put this don't to my other affliction
well i use lysine as well but i normally
take it in the morning. maybe i should take it at night because
it mighjt work better...
i have been getting mouth ulcers
ever since i can remember, just recently i was complaining about
how painful they were and i was told to apply vegimite on them
at night before bedtime, so thats just what i did and amazingly
the ulcers had reduced in size and severity the next morning,
ever since that i apply vegimite and it works for me
i have suffered from mouth ulcers
for as long as i can remember. i have had two children in the
last 3 1/2 years and for the nine months of both pregnancies I
didn't suffer from any ulcers at all. no doctor, dentist or naturopath
i go to seems to be able to point me in the right direction. they
have all suggested things to try and they might work in the short
term but the ulcers always seem to return.
I have suffered from mouth ulcers
ever since i was little and from my family history it's heredatry.
And that different people on one side of my family are allergic
to anything citrus, this being lemons, oranges, pineapple ect.
Just thought you'd all like to know to check it out for yourself.
You may just have the same allergic reaction to citrus.
Wow, what a wonderful resource this
site is. I'm thrilled to have found it! I suffer mainly from ulcers
on my throat, but just started getting them on my inner lip and
tongue area. I was misdiagnosed by two doctors as having herpes
simplex, so for 2 years I wasted time taking famvir and valtrex
to no avail. I have come to find out that a genetic form of anemia
is the underlying cause--everyone on one side of my family gets
ulcers. Seems to be anytime the immune system gets weak, an outbreak
occurs. I certainly believe fatiugue and alcohol consumption are
directly linked to outbreaks. I cannot hammer down which type(s)
of alcohol are worse than others, but red wine seems to be deadly.
You may want to look into anemia as a cause--my type does not
respond to dietary changes, but some of you may simply need to
eat more iron and/or vitamin B rich foods in your diet.
I have always suffered from ulcers
and about 3 months ago during a severe attack I came upon this
site. I tried the cranberry juice, it didn't really help. I changed
to a herbal toothpaste and took lysine, I take 1500mg a day. The
difference is amazing. I still get ulcers but they are barely
noticeable and only last 1 to 2 days . I eat and talk without
pain, which is such a breakthrough. I can't determine whether
it is the toothpaste or lysine but i won't be changing either.
my life is so much more pleasant (touch wood).
Steve: chronic anemia and mouth ulcers
are also symptoms of gluten intolerance/Celiac Disease.
This site is just the greatest!!
Sorry you are all going through this (with me) but glad to know
we are not alone! I am having a miserable two, going on three
weeks, with this big blighter on my tongue, stopping me from eating,
talking & swallowing. I have had these before on my gums,
but never on tongue until a month ago, and I can't believe the
pain. I was beginning to think I had tongue cancer :(
Im under the hospital at the moment
and go back 9th feb for blood results,finding this web site has
made me feel so much better and i'm not alone in my pain! mine
have been on and off since oct 05 i've tried difflam,corsodyl,adcortyl
in orabase the latter being the best for ulcers that aren,t on
your tongue! bongela makes my mouth sore and anbesol no good either,but
my fellas been out tonight for a big bottle of TCP and i,m off
to health shop tomorrow for lysine!!!! THANX again for tips and
I can't believe this. I knew I shouldn't
have said anything about my ulcers being under control. I now
have a huge one on the inside of my top lip. My lip is so swollen
it looks like I've had collagen and its gone wrong. I can only
eat soft food and then i can't do it in public because i can't
chew with my mouth closed. I haven't stopped with the lysine but
I had a few days of reverting back to normal toothpaste instead
of SLS free. I couldn't help it because I like the clean teeth
feeling that colgate gives but if this is my punishment never
I have had ulcers now for the past
3 weeks its not only driving me made but its driving my wife made
with the constant moaning. It seems that when i get an ulcer 20.
Ive tried lots of different mouth washes and i am currently on
listerine, it hurts like hell but gives me some relef for a least
10 minutes after. I use this method just before a main meal to
try and enjoy what i am eating.
when i write made i mean mad and
for any other spelling mistakes sorry
It was so great to find this site
and know there are so many others like me - even someone in Australia
gets mouth ulcers?? I have only suffered from them for the past
couple of years and don't know what started them - have been to
doctors who haven't come up with anything positive. My current
crop are the absolute worst yet - on my tongue and I can hardly
swallow, eat, talk, but I can still cry! Haven't eaten anything
for days so at least I won't have to go back to Weight Watchers!!!
Have tried the vegemite trick (being Aussie), SM33, Kenalog and
other pastes, rinsing with listerine, salt but nothing seems to
work but I will try the cranberry juice - at least that shouldn't
make them sting more! Am about to go back to the doctor this morning
but I doubt whether he will be of any help - just tell me to take
Panadol like they all do.
I only get 1-2 every 1-2 months.
But even 1 can be hell! I used the SM33 liquid but it didn't work,
but the Kenalog in Orabase (Aust. product) is great. It works
for me. I really recommend it. I am still mistified as to what
the cause of these nasty things are. I have to admit, I only sleep
5-6 hours a night due to my early morning job and my fruit/veggie
intake could be more abundant. But I am stringent about taking
Blackmores Executive B stress formula and multivitamins. Perhaps
more sleep and a better diet with no stress would be the cure!
The perfect lifestyle...I should be so lucky!. Thanks for all
Bought lysine 1000mg on fri 3rd feb
taken one a day,its now tuesday and my ulcers have GONE!!!
I noticed that Dr. Cutler suggested
cutting cranberry juice out of your diet, but I find that it actually
helps to cut down on the frequency of my ulcers, and I've read
that it helps other people on this site too. Anybody else have