PH levels and mouth ulcers

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I have done so much research on tongue and mouth ulcers it is insane! Too much acid is the reason. But for me personally, I cannot have anything with citric acid or I will break out like crazy! I will get one or two and then a few more and before long my entire tongue is covered and swelled. No mountain dew drinks for sure, no orange juice ever, no more sweet and sour candy, and basically every fruit juice has citric acid in it and all of the flavoring items as well. Dole Pineapple juice is ok in moderation.
Gina 9 February 20
i have been suffering from the mouth ulcer since 2-3 years. And still now i m suffering from this ulcer.Since 3 three weeks it have been bothering me more than the later days . I cant have my proper diet so I am worried due to hs disease.After checking this site I am looking forward for your answer....
Amrika Shrestha 12 August 13
please help me man i have been getting mouth ulcers from atleast 6 years now i am 16 n i dont drink or smoke ever nor i hav any type of vinegar dressing on my fruits n veggies i cant eat now i live in india so i hav to eat those hard chappatis bleded in curry in th food processor n i m starving now please help i know dat this post i a lil old but try to check it out plzzzz
kumar joshi 24 October 12
My ulcer seems to be pretty much gone, although I donít know if I can claim this was because of the slightly changed diet. I still have a horrible vinegar taste in my mouth every now and again from the roll I had earlier in the week though, although itís not as bad now. I had two pints of cider which I knew I shouldnít have on Wednesday night and regretted it immediately. Iíd recommend the pseudo-diet Iíve been on for curing/not getting ulcers anyway seems to work.
Colm 21 November 03
well, good luck - keep us posted how you get on, Colm
Paul 19 November 03
Well I yesterday I just ate a good breakfast, tuna sandwich for lunch(no beetroot cause I wasnít suicidal) and steak and chips for dinner. Also fig rolls (biscuits by Jacobís donít know if theyíre available outside Ireland). I drank 2 and a half litres of mineral water during college (was playing football so I needed it a bit). My mouth felt much better after each meal/drink but the soreness still came back a few hours later. After I got a mouthwash from the chemist yesterday, used it twice and it seems to be working, ulcer feels better and my mouth no longer tastes of vinegar. Actually I think I had too much mineral water, might have calcium overload but Iíll fix that by getting locked at the ball Iím going to tonight.
Colm 19 November 03
Colm - Interesting to note your comments here - I personally feel much the same and certainly am of the same opinion. For me, in addition to the items you mention, I have problems especially with Salad Cream and mayonnaise for some reason (oh and thousand island especially) - I thought it must be either e numbers or acidic stuff in some way ... Let us know how you get on with the slight change in diet..
Paul 18 November 03
I recommend tonic, ginger beer or ginger beer + apple juice
Dom Walton 18 November 03
Hi, Iíve been having a lot of ulcers the past few months (checked your site yesterday, hope this helps) and today Iíve come to the conclusion that theyíre caused by too many acidic foods. I had a roll for lunch today with turkey, lettuce and beetroot (trying to eat healthy). I didnít realise the beetroot was in a vinegar dressing. Like a fool I ate the whole thing and since about 2 hours after itís like someoneís scraped out the lining of my mouth. Iím expecting about half a dozen ulcers on the back of this.
I then decided to check PH levels on a website, drlark.com or something like that. Itís exactly what youíd think. Every food/drink that I know hurts my ulcers is mildly or very acidic. Vinegar was the worst offender in the seasonings list. Bad fruits are obviously limes and lemons but also apples and oranges. I drink fruit juice a lot but Iím cutting down after this. I also take cider which is bad but Iím keeping that vice.
Basically to put your balance right you should drink mainly milk and water, and eat cereal possibly with honey. Some fruits are ok, melon and fig are the best with banana peach and pear not too bad. Most veg are ok (carrots, lettuce, mushrooms and more) except things like tomato or (!) cucumber. Pretty much any meat is fine, but Iím sure over-salting it isnít going to help.
Iím going to eat more or less only the above foods the next 2 days. I must have been going too much for the acidic foods before but once ulcers clear up Iíd say theyíre fine.
One dilemma though, does anyone know a non-acidic drink to have with vodka? Iíve a university ball to go to on Wednesday and Iím damned if Iíll stay off the drink for a few measly ulcers.

P.S. Sorry if someoneís already posted something like this I couldnít be bothered reading the other posts.
Colm OíLeary 17 November 03

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PH levels and mouth ulcers

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