Salt as a possible cause of sores?29 messages in this subject.
|Michael S 27 April 15|
Are you eating the ones in the shell? I have this same problem - and yes I eat ridiculous amnts of sunflower seeds too.
I was recently diagnosed with Leukoplakia ( non malignant) and am wondering if it is the seeds.
I have started eating them shelled, roasted & salted - much less salt.
|Elaine Jan 27 2016 27 January 16|
|I sam on Sodium Oxybate for my Narcolepsy. It has ridiculous amount of sodium. During my period I have a hormonal disorder that doest allow my body to regulate blood sodium levels. So for about 5 days per month I get salt bumps all over my tongue and hole in the roof of my mouth, bright red gum tissue all the way around my mouth top and bottom where the lips connect. Just this month I noticed under my tongue I have a cluster round bumps in my veins. They are the color of my veins almost like some knotted up vericose veins. I don't know if that is sodium related or not. Anyone else ever look under their tongue before? Mine wasn't painful so it could have been there for months. I found it by accident when my son noticed that my lower gums bones under my tongue grew so close together they are almost touching. I'm 38 yrs old today and those bones have been that way my whole life. But anyways he asked me to lift my tongue to get a better look at those bones. When I lifted my tongue he saw the veins and mentioned it. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, the Vascular type. My one son and sister are also Diagnosed with it. The son that saw my tongue veins is not diagnosed but he did find a tangled mass of veins in his testicle. He had it ultrasound and they said it was a varicocele. I never connected the EDS to him until literally just now. Maybe it's my vascular disorder. Could still be sodium triggered tho. My 16 yr EDS son gets ulcers alot and my and yet another son who's only 8 has all the EDS symptoms and all he eats nothing but popcorn, salted soft pretzels, butter noodles with extra salt, cool ranch domino's etc and he get ulcers so frequently he doctor put him on steroids. It didn't help. Now I know why.|
|Emily 24 December 15|
|I was using salty water as a mouthwash and had stop because my tounge became very sore and red .|
|Emma louise 16 December 15|
|I don't usually have time to sit down for breakfast until about noon so I grab a numerous handfuls of unsalted, jarred peanuts all morning to keep me going. Works great. However, once in a while, I will mistakenly grab a jar or two of the salted version. Wow, by the end of the morning, the inside of my mouth is sooo irritated, even burned from all that salt. It's very uncomfortable and can take 1-2 days to heal. I am living proof of the damage salt can do to mouths. Same exact brand, one salted, one not.|
|MikeR 26 June 15|
|I'm suffering from this problem from a long time.reasons of which i get ulcers in my mouth are:|
-Eating spicy food
-Foods that make body hot like garlic
Hope this info will help.
|Iqbal singh 11 June 15|
|Salt does seen to be the culprit for me amongst other things. I find that after consuming too many chips, crisps or salty snacks such as nuts, the bumps start to appear on my tonsils which turn to ulcers. Also stress and too much junk food definitely play a part. I now take a multi vitamin once a day which seems to help and at the first sign if an ulcer I drink aloe vera juice which really eases the inflammation and shortens the life if the ulcer, stopping it becoming too large.|
|Carly loughlin 18 May 15|
|Just come home from a Chinese meal including soya sauce and my tongue really hurts in several placed|
|Anne Walker 6 May 15|
|I eat a ton of sunflower seeds and they contain high amounts of sodium. I just recently started developing white sores on the bottom of my toungue and side of my mouth. Pretty certain it has something to do with sodium intake.|
|Michael S 27 April 15|
|i couldnt recall what id eaten before a canker sore for the life of me, terrible memory and all, but as ive got braces on, my dentist recommended i brush with salt to avoid inflammation of my gums, but now ive got a horribly large and painful canker sore right against the already sensitive gums and it didnt break out until a few days after starting to brush three times a day with salt|
|Charlie 23 April 15|
|Yep I get salt ulcers. Just don't eat chips and salty foods. Who cares why. You're better off without the crappy salty snacks.|
|Stinkeater 18 March 15|
|I have the same issues (small sores all over the mouth - gums, throat, cheek, tongue, and roof of mouth) and saw the doctor about it, nothing. Told the dentist and they sent me to the oral surgeon. Turns out I've developed an allergy (due to stress) to MSG (monosodium glutamate that can be found in many types of chips, foods etc.) and food colouring that starts with E, preservatives etc. Pretty much means - CUT OUT THE JUNK! Read the labels next time you buy a bag of chips or anything...even innocent items like chicken stock/broth has MSG! Read the labels....|
|JPotter 30 December 14|
|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?29 messages in this subject.