MSG?

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Could Maruchan Top Ramen with the flavor packets give you tongue sores?
Josh 28 July 18
I get canker sores as soon as I ate kurkure (A corn based snack from India). I believe it is the MSG which causes it..
Abhishek VP 20 January 18
I only ate Ruffles, plain, salted, potato chips and inside my mouth are sore spots. I don't think they're canker sores, those sound worse to me, but sore spots that are sensitive. Over the holiday weekend they were everywhere and I ate too many I know that, and it's happened before but not to this extent and I have always thought it was too much salt. But now maybe it's msg. Hadn't thought of that.
Rose 29 December 17
Stopped eating crisps due to the horrendous ulcer like spots on my tongue i got for days after. It was like bad scolding or a spot under great pressure. The only relief was to eye wateringly pick, poke and pull them off with needle and tweezers!! Just been reminded with a tongue full of pain and discomfort after risking a pack of quavers the other day, GSM on the packet, found this thread when I researched!!
Eddie Carlile 22 June 17
Just got a gob full of painful ulcers again. This time I thought there is definitely a link to take outs. Chinese and Indian to be direct. Google it and found I'm clearly not alone in this problem. From now on gonna check for msg in everything.

Kev 10 January 16
Funny I found this... I was just eating some crisps the other day. Next day canker sores 2 small ones popped up. I looked at the chips and sure enough MSG on the ingredients. I have suffered from canker sores my whole life, as a kid it was horrid. This is the first link I have had with MSG though... was always under the assumption it was due to the mouth being very acidic along with certain stress factors. I have been under a lot of stress but now seeming how MSG is acid, the link between the sores showing up and the crisps/chips I just ate the day before I am sure they are linked. Flavor was sour cream and onion wavy style by Kroger.
Adam 18 September 15
I am 100% sure msg is the only causes of ulcers for myself.
hydher 25 July 15
I am convinced that MSG causes me to have mouth ulcers. I can go for months without any ulcers, eating a wide range of foods that I prepare at home myself and that I know have no MSG in them (or only minimal amounts, such as in certain stock cubes)... then, I can go out for a meal at a restaurant and THE NEXT DAY my mouth starts erupting. There is DEFINITELY a link for some people.
Emma 26 July 14
Yes. MSG causes thirst and ulcers for me.
Hydher 12 February 14
MSG and mouth ulcers are definitely connected. I'm NOW sure this ingredient triggers the mouth ulcers .
Ammara 6 December 13
Dom, MSG may be in "everything" but maybe it's concentration that is the key?
Or maybe it's another ingredient in flavoured crisps - they are full of wierd ingredients.
Clint 16 August 13
I've just realised that crisps give me canker sores. It doesn't eem to happen with eg. plain salted, but mostly with heavily flavoured ones.
But this is pretty much the only site I can find linking canker and MSG.
Clint 16 August 13
I too suffer with mouth ulcers forming within hours of eating anything with MSG. Crisps is the worse one of all. Indian food also.
Tried bonjela and all sorts to contain the ulcer but the pain is awful. Broke out with 12 ulcers on the weekend. On my tounge and gums.
Richard Smith 12 November 12
I have been taking lysine (an amno acid) 1000 mg/day, for 20 years and rarely have those sores any more. I recently found that the reason I get heartburn at some chain restaurants and never at others. Internet research revealed that those where I have had heartburn are heavy users of MSG, and the one where I have never had it doesn't use it at all, so that means I have to avoid about 90% of restaurants.
John Tiedeman 11 September 12
Dom - I too try and avoid this as I have often thought that this could be a trigger - Monosodium Glutamate is often found in many flavoured crisps - and this is a BIG no no for me - eat flavoured crisps and the next day (or within hours actually) the ulcers start to appear - Iíve never really mentioned this or discussed this with anyone - it was just a gut feeling about it... Be interesting to see if anyone else feels the same....
Paul 29 May 04
that is extremely bad for your health,some say that may be a cause for cancer,Chinese food,may have that ingredient..it is supposed to as flavor to the food
Gail 29 May 04
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, an amino acid which is present in all protein.

http://www.glutamate.org/media/faq.htm
Dom Walton 29 May 04
What is MSG?
Bini 29 May 04
I try to avoid to avoid MSG
Dom Walton 17 May 04
I constantly get these haneous hell pockets in my mouth. I wish that there was a cure. So my question is - is there a connection between MSG and canker sores. I am ultra sensitive to MSG - and I have noticed that when I have a reaction to MSG, an eruption is sure to follow. Not to mention I also suffer from Sinus headaches (which I am POSITIVE are actually canker sores in the sinus cavity), I am a mess when I get hit with this stuff.
Suzanne 17 May 04

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