Children + mouth ulcers

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If anyone could email me info my 8 yr old daughter has Type A Strep, also has craploads of the mouth ulcers, she wont eat drink or anything not popscicles, ice cream ice or anything. If you have any suggestions Id really appreciate it. ON what should I do. Shes seen a doc 3 times in 4 days. SHe had a fever initially. Thanks for your help you can emial at plcanada@uniserve.com
Dianna H 10 October 09
Hi,My son is 9 and suffered reaccuring bouts of several ulcers at a time, sometimes with mild fever and sore thraot, so I am interested in the PFPA syndrome,but will definitely try the SLS-free toothpastes and Vit B. A treatment he finds very hlepful with the pain although it’s not cheap is Aloclair mouth rinse.
sarah 5 March 03
Hi Sabrena, the toothpaste may help a bit, if your going for vitamins try finding one that contains ”probiotics” that too may help. Good luck.
Dom Walton 20 February 03
Hi, My son is now 8 and he has gotten severe ulcers since he was 1 (maybe even sooner) My mom has always bad cases of ulcers but no one else in my family has. I plan on trying the toothpaste idea and see if that works. He doesn’t eat many vegetables (only corn on the cob) and no fruits. I have started giving him a daily vitamen again to see if that helps. Maybe the lack of Vitamin B is a possible cause. I am glad to find this site and some possible techniques to try (I had been a dental assistant for 13 years but could still not find any good solutions) I do like the idea of sucking on a clove. That is actually used a lot in dentistry. That is a good drug free alternative if your child can stand it.
Sabrina (Breen00@cs.com 20 February 03
Thank you so much for your reply. I need to check the ingredients of his toothpaste-I probably do need to get something that is SLS-free. I also need to watch next time he eats any of the foods you mentioned to see if he gets an ulcer right after. I’ll check these things first before I worry myself into a frenzy about the PFAPA and the coxsackie A virus.
Thanks again.
Tessa 20 December 02
Dear Tessa,

In my 6 years of helping people with mouth ulcers I have seen two things which I think cause most mouth ulcers in kids. I have seen that kids often suffer from mouth ulcers as a result of the SLS or tartar control ingredients in their toothpastes. When they switch to an SLS-free toothpaste their mouth ulcers go away. I have also found that children are also commonly sensitive to certain foods that may cause thir mouth ulcers including nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds, etc), chocolate, wheat products, shellfish, or figs.

Very rarely some children suffer from PFAPA or Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Adenopathy” Syndrome. Children with PFAPA usually show signs of fever, combined with canker sores, sore throats, and enlarged lymph nodes. The fever and other symptoms subside before recurring approxiamately every three to six weeks. Treatment with a single dose of oral predisone has successfully treated the syndrome.

Less common also is a condition called herpangina caused by the coxsackie A virus. (One of the very few cases in which a virus results in mouth ulcers) It is an illness (much like catching a cold) that is characterized by rapid onset of fever, sore throat, and 1-5mm ulcers. It usually goes away on its own although aspirin gargles are sometimes given to provide symptomatic relief.

Best of luck

Chuck Peters
Author of ”7 Steps to a Canker Sore (Mouth Ulcer) Cure
www.saveyoursmile.com/7steps
Chuck Peters 10 December 02
Maybe Acid Reflux...
Kim 28 November 02
My three year old keeps getting mouth ulcers. What in the world could cause this in a child so young? I wouldn’t think it could be stress!
Tessa 24 November 02

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Children + mouth ulcers

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