Hereditary

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I have suffered recurring ulcers for years, I recently found out that between the same ages (5-17) my dad also had recurring ulcers. When I spoke to my doctor he said that there was some evidence to show that an ulcer condition can be hereditary.
Matthew 1 April 03
Iím not supprised I am 34 years old and have had mouth ulcers from a young age I have a ten year old son who has been suffering now for a couple of years.
Annette 3 April 03
I am 17 and have had mouth ulcers since I was little, my father also had/has them...Maybe they are hereditary through the male side. Right now however, It doesnít make a diffrence in the amounts of pain I am so JUST AS LONG AS ::SOMEONE:: FINDS A CURE! :)
Kristen 14 April 03
Iím 31 and have been suffering from chronic ulcers since I was 15. Both my father, his mother and my motherís father suffer/suffered from bad ulcers. Iíve been told by doctors that it could well be a hereditary condition. I find that laying off chocolate (any kind of cocoa-based thing), rinsing my mouth with wickedly strong salt water last thing at night, and using Weleda Medicinal Gargle 3 times a day helps heal them. Also, switch to an SLS-free toothpaste. Itís different for everyone, but these may help some of you too!
Jo 25 April 03
My sister, mother and I all suffer from ulcers as do some of mumís siblings. I think it adds to evidence that ulcers have something to do with heredity
Dave 3 May 03
I think they are inherited. I am 29 and have had ulcers since I was 4 or so. I always have an ulcer in my mouth. Both of my children age 2 and 4 also suffer.
Sarah 8 July 03
Yes, also been told they are hereditary, my uncle & cousin both suffer, my Gran did too & apparently my aunt as well, but iíve been told they become less frequent as you get older, once my aunt hit her 50ís she stopped getting them, wether this is true or just luck who knows, will let you know in 22 years when i hit the big 5 0!!
Emma 6 March 04
Have just stumbled onto your site, after a 9hour flight home with a 9 year old son who had a vicious
bout of mouth ulcers. We flew from Hawaii and the humidity made it erupt like a volcano, lumpy and sore. It was so sore he did not eat for 24hours. As a sufferer myself for 35years, I am now wondering if these mouth ulcers are Hereditary
Barb 10 October 05
I am 35 and all my familly has mouth ulcer but no one has so often and so hard than me but everybody smokes except me. Maybe cigarettes help ?
Michael 15 October 05
You know, in my family, I actually think mouth ulcers run in the blood. Iím 16, and have always had them. They got worse when I hit puberty, and then worse again about 6 months/a year ago. Like to the point where they were along all of my top and bottom gums (in the crease between gum and lip?), on the end of my tongue (which swelled up to the point that I was put on steroids to take the sweling down) under my tongue and on the roof of my mouth. They got WORSE when I used oraldene, and the only thing that worked a little was saline. The thing is, when My dad was doing his finals, he got exactly the same. and still gets really bad ulcers now. So I think thereís something there too. Has anyone else experienced this?
By the way, I find that corsodyl works quite well :)
Josh 2 May 07
I am positive it is genetic. My father and grandmother both suffer from very bad ulcers and I have had them as long as I can remember. I always tell my father it is the only thing I have inherited from him!
Barry 31 July 07
None of my parents or siblings suffer from ulcers. My son and I both suffer from ulcers frequently.
kzig 1 August 07
I started to get mouth ulcers in my early 20ís. My father was also a sufferer and now my son who is 12 has started to get them. Iím sure mine are stress related as neither diet nor toothpaste has an impact. I have wondered about the auto immune angle for 2 reasons. Like you can often become ill on a holiday, when your naturally high stress levels drop and leave you open to infection, thatís when i tend to get them most. Strangest thing though - i never had a single one when i was pregnant
Suze 13 August 07
Iíve been getting ulcers all my life. Im now 18 and still havent found anything that will help me. My brother (22 yrs old) is the same and we get ulcers at the same time. Even when he wasnt living in the same house as me we still had them at the same time. Coinsidence or not? The weird part is neither of my parents get ulcers!!! Iíve gotten to the point of giving up. I had them that bad i had to take 3 days off of work because i couldnít talk properly and apart of my job is to answer phones. Its so depressing not being able to kiss your boyfirend, eat without pain, let alone SPEAK!! it sucks and finally glad that im not the only one with this problem. I hate talking to friends/family/work colleges as i just feel like a complete whinger!! Im going to try honey on my current ulcer and keep u all updated!!
Karissa 3 September 07
Celiac Disease (also known as Coeliac Disease) is often the reason for mouth ulcers and the disease has a fairly strong hereditary character. Many develop worse symptoms as they get older. Eliminating gluten cold-turkey is a quick and easy to check yourself.
TomF 5 September 07
I just started getting ulcers maybe a year ago and I am 26 years old. My mom getting them every winter. I never knew how bad they can get til I started reading you all's comments.
Whitney 3 November 14
No one in my family of origin has them but I and both of my children do. It's only on the tongue not the whole mouth and seems entirely related to raw fruits, especially apples.
Vicki 8 May 15

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