Salt as a possible cause of sores?18 messages in this subject.
|Salty foods definitely seem to do it for me. If I eat e.g. chips with salt on them or a stack of Pringles, then mouth ulcers will start to form overnight and I'll have 2-3 of them within a couple of days. I've recently seen a nutritionist to get some help with them (the ulcers) but no breakthrough yet :(|
|Mike H 6 November 14|
|I've finally found others that get these from eating salt. I love chips but always try to use a mouthwash rinse afterwards. If I forget to rinse I am taking the chance of getting an ulcer. The ones that really hurt are if they are located on the very back of the throat. Can't even eat. I have 3 right now on my lower inside lip. I have no idea how. I usually can trace it back to a particular salty snack but not this time. Am I lack something that causes theses?|
|RJC2 22 August 14|
|My husband's sodium level is low so the doctor ordered sodium tablets. His mouth is so sore he has difficulty eating. I suspect it's the sodium tablets. He got a prescription from another doctor for mouth sores but after several days, it hasn't taken effect but he's still taking the sodium tablets.|
|Jo Anne 11 November 13|
|I am sure there is connection between salt and mouth ulcers, soya sauce also.|
|Stephan 28 September 13|
|I decided to research the connection between mouth sores and salt because lately if I've had kettle corn then a day or 2 later I have some painful sores on my tongue and at the back of my throat...it's interesting that several people have mentioned salty or sweet popcorn...I think definitely a connection...I'll have to watch that.|
|Katie 13 June 13|
|I only ever sweet popcorn and remembered when it happened to me again yesterday, that i felt something and thought it was the shell of the popcorn and then realised it was an uilcer. I will try to avoid popcorn as there is definately a connection.|
|yvette registe 15 January 13|
|After wisdom tooth extraction I have been rinsing with a salt mouthwash but the last four times I have had really bad pain coming from under my bridge could this be caused by the salt|
|Squeky 1 December 12|
|I have the same problem as others when it comes to salty popcorn .... sores on the inside of my lips. I'm in my 60's and don't remember this problem earlier in my life. I guess I'll go without popcorn for a few months and then do a popcorn challenge to verify it's raw salt. Thanks to everyone who wrote a message on the salt connection.|
|Pete 5 November 12|
|Has anyone else tried sealing the ulcer, with something like vinegar ? I beleive it forms a layer over the top of the ulcer, that prevents further infection. If Vinegar isít present, maybe try aftershave ?|
|Pint Sized Jimmy 4 October 04|
|I would also like to add that Ulciiís breed, and you may find them living in your house, in your clothes, and you may even have heard of the man from the UK who found an Ulcer (singular) lurking in his slush-puppy, disguised as a wasp.......|
Rinsing alone cannot reach those fellaís at the back of your tongue, I agree with the Salty Mouth Wash, philiosophy, although some kind of delivery tube may be usefull to reach right to the back of your throat. Salty mouth wash, delivered straight to the back of your throat is the only way to go.
|Matt-a-tat-tat 4 October 04|
|Philippa , I completely empathise with your ulcer problem, and yes I believe that the plural us Ulcii. Getting an ulcer on your tongue can be one of the most excruciating mouth problems. You must be hurting. I feel for you. Does your job involve the use of your tongue ? I hope not, Philippa. I truly feel your pain, all I can say is trust in our maker. Only our father in Heaven can take your pain away.|
|Greener 4 October 04|
|You may have got something about the salt thing.I am in absolute agony with 10 ulci ( is there a pleural?) and one on the back of my throat making it difficult to swallow. Using antiseptic mouthwash seems to have made it worse and making me break out in even more. Any clues as to why? This is the first time on this website, glad Iíve found people that actually have a clue what Iím going through!!!|
|Phil 4 October 04|
|salt has a tendancy to shrink tissues and when I eat a lot of salty things, my mouth hurt but not from canker sores...but from too much salt.|
|meeks 4 October 04|
|I think the actual grains of salt against a lip or cheek surface is what might cause me to get a canker sore/mouth ulcer. I also think when I over-indulge in salted popcorn (and I donít think I ever do anything else with popcorn), there must be lots of salt grains that sit right on a surface and dissolve there. I think that can cause some kind of disruptive attack on the surface and be like a bite of a lip or a cheek that also causes sores for me.|
When you rinse your mouth with salt water, the concentration of the salt is much less than it would be from a grain of salt right at a spot in your mouth. In the case of the grain, the concentration of the salt is effectively 100 percent for what may be a fairly short time, but it seems to be enough.
|TomF 20 September 04|
|I think you may be right about crisps etc but isnt salt supposed to be a healer?? The doctor said dont use it coz it will upset ur stomach but i though stuff my stomach if it helps the ulcers I dont give a dam about my stomach!|
|Doc 19 September 04|
I personally think that salt could be a cause in some people yes. I know I will break out in mouth ulcers say if I eat plain,ready salted crisps for example. Now whilst I guess it could even be the oil they are cooked in for example, there isnít an awful lot to plain crisps so I do tend to think that salt may be a cause yes.
|Paul C 14 September 04|
|dont know if this is a coincidence, but this has been my worst round in months, and i started gargling when i first broke out, and now round 2 is in session.|
|jennifer 12 September 04|
|I find that if I eat salty snacks like popcorn or salted peanuts, especially not long before bedtime, and especially if I only do a quick toothbrushing or none at all before going to bed, that I get Ēsensitive spotsĒ on the lip or the cheek that often turn into mouth ulcers/canker sores. I donít see any posting on this board that talks about salt being a possible cause, so Iím posting this.|
|TomF 11 September 04|
Salt as a possible cause of sores?18 messages in this subject.