Mass outbreak of ulcers on lips, tongue & gums

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A mouth 'ulcer' that has lasted for some weeks with little improvement to natural vitamin treatments etc could in fact be a 'cold sore', one of the herpes viruses. If such is the case you will need your GP to prescribe the relevant anti-viral medication.
Naomi 26 September 14
I HAVE USED WARM SALTY WATER (VERY SALTY, DON'T SWALLOW). IT STINGS LIKE CRAZY BUT DO THAT TWO OR THREE DAYS IN A ROW AND THEY HOPEFULLY WILL DIE OUT.
Levon 22 September 14
When anytime I break out with mouth and tongue sores, it could be candida. Try going gluten free. Also virgin organic coconut oil swished around the mouth for anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes might help. DO NOT SWALLOW BECAUSE IT IS TOXINS IN OUR MOUTHS. SPIT OUT IN PAPERTOWEL AND DISPOSE OF IN GARBAGE.
Roberta 9/11/14 12 September 14
I've had a breakout recently in mouth ulcers. I have them on my lip, huge one on my tongue, on the insides of my cheeks and on the roof of my mouth. It's honestly so painful and my glands have swollen too! I wonder could be due to the fact my wisdom teeth are coming throigh. I'm so sick of the pain :( can anyone recommend any home remedies? Losing patience with them! :(
Orlagh 13 July 14
I do also have the sore throat, the swelling of the mouth, and most of all a nervous disorder that makes me like bite the inside of my jaws when something is really good, like loving my cat... seriously do not bite your mouth serveys say that biting your mouth is 71 percent of the problem....also added by worse off than most......
worse off than most 18 May 14
I had an encounter as an 18 yr old sex.......before too long like two days, my ENTIRE mouth every inch was covered in these sores....the emergency room told me that they had never seen anything like this.....1980 one wort appeared, in my privates. I scrubbed it off...all good... then the sore down there......only one......awful......never occurred again until I was pregnant 1986 scared to death to have my child....all good......now 32 yrs later stress ect the shit is occurring too frequently, only the mouth ulcers. nothing else.....every other week.......what the hell are we supposed to do?
worse off than most 18 May 14
Took medication cream to rub on face from dermatologist called aldara - caused virus attack inside mouth. Have several ulcers and raw lips. A also, had sore throat from ulcers and could not eat. On inflammatory steroid, still not helping much. Worst feeling ever - hard to sleep, hurts constantly , and produce tons of salvia.
Bruce 4 February 14
I get these outbreaks frequently, though usually no more than. 5 or 6 at a time. It's caused by a virus, so there is no medicine you can take to get rid of it. Severe cases may include ulceration of other mucus membranes in the body including the genitals. And no, it's not necessarily herpes, at least not what I have. I've had these things since I was 10 years old. My doctor said people outgrow them, but I'm still waiting. My brother is 23 and he still gets them. Some cases, such as those that have never had them before, can be caused by allergies to drugs or latex gloves or something you've ingested. One option is to cauterize them with silver nitrate, but after about 2 you won't want any more done. The pain is unbelievable at first, but it kills the cells affected by the virus so instead of being an ulcer it just becomes a sore that doesn't hurt and heals quickly. If you have one or two big painful ones, I recommend it. Other than that, all you can do is rinse with salt water, take lysine, Take something for the pain, and keep your stress down. To prevent them, eat right, exercise, sleep, and don't get stressed out. Using a soft bristle toothbrush may also help since brushing your teeth slightly damages your gum tissue, allowing the virus to penetrate. The virus mainly attacks when the immune system is weak.
Clark 13 November 13
I'm in the same position. It hurts to brush my teeth , eat, drink. It sucks and the doctors can't do anything about it . So basically I should just rinse with mouth wash and salt water until it goes away?
Faith 6 August 13
It started as a few ulcers under my tongue and continue to spread all over my mouth. Sae a doc and there was nothing she could do as it was caused by virus, only prescrbed me with anti-inflammatory med. Told to use mouth wash regularly, ulcers eventually stop increasing after 2 weeks. Just have to hang on and it will be over. Rest more. Also, use salt water to rinse mouth instead of mouth wash as prolong use of mouth wash numb my tongue. Took quite a while to recoverfrom it too.
Evelyn 31 May 13
It started off just one part of my gum but now its getting to all of them and i noticed its happening on my bottom gums and its starting to cover my teeth too, like i can feel that my gums got bigger with my tongue it feels like fat and it makes my teeth feel uncomfortable. when i try to eat it hurts and it sometimes bleeds or i just taste blood or something
Cuddles 22 October 12
I also have a similar condition.Im 30 years old.and have had three outbreaks of severe oral ulcers,along with them came palms full of under the skin blisters.my gums are swollen and it hurts to eat and brush my teeth.also the roof of my mouth hurts as if i ate hot pizza and burnt the skin off.the last time i had this outbreak it lasted three weeks,i gargled salt water which is extremely painful.I have no idea what it is.when i first went to the doctor i was told i had hand foot and mouth.i was given some sort of majic mouthwash which numbed my entire mouth and i was able to eat.I really cant afford another hospital visit so im searching for home remedies.any suggestions? thanks
Justin 5 April 12
I've traced my mouth ulcers back to the handling of food with latex gloves, like salads or wraps, or other sandwiches. Salad the most, probably. Symptoms come on after 12 hrs. so it's hard to pinpoint. But, I started paying attention to the workers and I'd see them use the gloves. Like clockwork, I'd get a mouth full of sores by the next day. I take Benedryl now and they go away. So, be sure to consider allergies!
Anne 25 December 11
Hi folks- another reasons can be the Herpes Simplex virus that effects your mouth/oral cavity. They can be a sod as they always catch you when your system is low or stressed. Not much can be done unless very severe and doctor may prescribe acylovir but your body is telling you to take care and calm down and feed it well.
Christina 16 August 11
Layla, I'm in exactly the same position. Started with a sore throat though and thought it might be a cold starting, but it developed into a swollen tongue, ulcers and swollen gums. Doc put me on penicillin on Monday but so far its hardly touched it. I've lost 5lbs though!! Cold cup-a-soup with bread soaked in it for tea!! So painful and lack of sleep doesn't help. Can't think of anything that may have caused it although I have been stressed lately. Will go back to the Docs on Friday for more advice.
Elaine 13 July 11
hi i am a worried gran,my grandaughters mouth is full of ulcers my daughter has taken her to the doctors and the hospital but they dont seem interested, she is 2 years old , her mum is clean, she gets properly fed as in veg ect.,she has not ingested anything such as bleach. please has anyone come across it in thier child or has any ideas , thanks
jacqueline51 13 July 11
i'm going to the doctors tomorrow. Had this outbreak for almost 2 weeks now. Fever blisters swollen and painful tongue blisters on inside cheeks and gums. This morning I woke up and my entire face was swollen I have never had this kind of outbreak before. Have no idea what I have. All I know is I want it gone. Will update tomorrow after I see the doc.
Kathy 12 July 11
I, like probably most of you have recently encountered a mass outbreak of mouth ulcers on my bottom lip - which is now spreading to the top, also my Tongue is full of them and also my gums etc. I went to the doctors the other day because I had swollen glands in my left side, and all my gums are completely swollen and I'm finding it hugely discomforting as you can expect, I'm not sure what could've triggered them off because I haven't done anything differently. When I went to the doctors he provided me with a strong dose of penicillin, but I'm wondering if they will actually work? I can't even eat due to the fact I can't move My mouth and even certain things like fruit juice stings, I was just wondering how long they take to go, or if anybody can suggest anything? All I know is bonjela would bring huge discomfort, please help! I'm in absolute agony.
Layla 6 July 11
The past 3 times at the Dentist I have gotten ulcers. I have realized that I have developed an allergy to latex gloves. This time I also broke out in a rash on my chin. Basically I had a problem everywhere I was touched with the latex gloves.

Jeff 25 January 07
I have three suggestions:
1) take at least 3000 mg Lysine a day--that clears them up for me in a much shorter time than usual
2) Test your alkaline/acid balance if you can get nitrazine paper from your chemist--itís cheap. To find your balance, put the nitrazine paper in your urine stream first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything. Let the flow go for a moment first then hold the paper under. Compare the color with the colors on the box. You might be surprised how far off balance you are! AND having the stress of dental work could be what set you over the edge as stress is acidic to the body.
I KNOW that if my body is acidic (too many carbs such as sugar, flour, sweets, cookies etc and not enough fruits and esp. vegetables) I WILL get ulcers and/or cold sores (theyíre similar). If you even think youíre acidic, take a teaspoon or two of NATURAL processed apple cider vinegar (none other will work). it puts your body into the proper acid/alkaline balance in just a few days. You can put it in water, add honey, put it in juice, make a salad dressing out of it-take it any way you can!
3) For pain relief with no side effect, put straight dry cayenne pepper on them with a cotton swab. Cayenne is both healing and pain relieving though I warn you, it hurts a bit at first.
Carol 3 May 05
If someone gets this many ulcers at once then you need to see a doctor. This usual means you have some sort of viral infection. You really should get more than 2 or 3 normal mouth ulcers at once.
C 3 May 05
Iíve suffered with similar outbreaks to Sarah and Paul and after much investigation and testing I think Iíve put it down to wheat and gluten - when I cut out wheat and reduce gluten (difficult as this is hidden in lots of foods) my ulcers are manageable. I also take accidophilus (good bacteria), vitamin b complex and 100mg of vitamin c. All of this seems to help keep them away.
John 3 May 05
Take soluble Berocca. If it works the same way for you as it did for me it will immediately take the sting out of the ulcers you have currently, heal them and also make you feel less run down generally. The trick is to keep taking it on a regular basis to stop new attacks. I can not recommend it more after the success I have had with it. You can buy it at most supermarkets and chemists.
Plum 14 April 05
Thanks Paul. Have been to see a naturopath & my G.P. & now think my ulcers are the result of a virus. Iíve just stopped breastfeeding my 8 month old son and I think my body is generally a bit run down - I guess itís a bit like getting ill when you stop working and go on holiday. Anyway, have now decided on a 2 prong attack of conventional medical pain relief in the form of defflam, natural pain relief in the form of Weleda myrrh mouth wash & then trying to boost my immune system with regular cups of Clivers tea with callendula drops and a supersonic vitamin & mineral supplement called Source of Life! So letís hope something from this cocktail does the job - watch this space!!!!
7 April 05
you sound as though you are in exactly the same position as me - i have about 15 or so of varying size everywhere in my mouth. Had them for about 2 weeks now and am in much discomfort too.

You mention about the teeth whiteneing - i found when i was younger that if dentists used latex gloves, i have a reaction to them and i would come out in ulcers a few days after my visit. They started to use gloves of different materials and found that stopped the outbreak.

Paul. 6 April 05
I have suffered from mouth ulcers since I was a kid but never like this current outbreak - I must have about 30-50 ulcers ranging from tiny pimple sized to some about 5mm in diameter. They are covering my lower lip & gums and on the sides and under side of my tongue. Iím in agony and having to liquidise my food. The only thing I can think could have brought this on is having my teeth whitened a couple of weeks ago - any thoughts?
Sarah 6 April 05

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Mass outbreak of ulcers on lips, tongue & gums

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