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Huge Mouth Ulcer

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 27, 2006
  • 02:50 AM

I keep getting massive mouth ulcers either on my cheeks inside of lips, tongue, gums that hang around for weeks. Nothing seems to help to get rid of them - only paracetamol for the pain when they are completely unbearable.

Can't seem t find a trigger either.

I have a well balanced healthy diet, generally well and good oral hygiene.

Any ideas ?

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  • stress would be my guess.
    New MKE User 15 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 02:35 PM
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  • Hi:Down in the mouth, One thing to consider is: Do you drink alot of pop? Do you drink alot of orange juice? Too much of these can lead to sores in the mouth. Try leaving them alone for 2 weeks and see if the sores stop coming. Pops like Mountain Dew are very good for causing this problem. GOOD LUCK! SKEETER.
    skeeter 42 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 08:58 PM
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  • im suffering from the same thing... i have been suffering for months and i dont know ,doctors nor dentist can tell me anything but to stop being stressed. they really hurt like ***l and people dont understand.. i have even lost weight due to my ulcers in my mouth, tongue and around my cheeks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 02:06 AM
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  • my daughter used to get them, avoid citrus foods, and foods that contain lots of acid in them, like ketchup and vinegar etc. Also the dentist said too much mouth wash/rinse can actually make it worse as you wash away all the natural bacteria in your mouth and the ulcers develop.Change your toothbrush every week till ulcers are gone and then about every month or two after that regularly.Hope that helps. She hasn't had any problems since and I know they are painful.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2006
    • 06:25 AM
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  • I too have suffered from these all my life. I am now 42. I went to an oral pathologist many years ago and mine are caused by an autoimmune disorder. My immune system kicks on for no reason, attacks my own body, and the break down occurs in the soft tissue. They can also appear in your nose, eyes or genital areas although I have been very fortunate that they only appear in my mouth. I have never NOT had an ulcer in my mouth. Use the new mouth wash without alcohol and get a prescription for some dental paste. I cannot recall the name of the dental paste right now, but I will look at mine when I get home and post it later.Also, just as a note of warning...don't ever get your tonsils removed with the laser without considering that every place the laser touches will become an ulcer. I made that mistake in 1992!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 02:23 PM
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  • Most mouth sores such as chancre sores, cold sores, hand foot and mouth disease, shingles are all related to low tissue calcium and need for vitamin F. I know no one has heard of vitamin F cause no one knows real whole food nutrition. Calcium lactate and vitamin F can eliminate mouth sores in hours to a couple days. Last week a patient reported her monthly chancre sores were gone in 2 days. email me dr.lloyd@yahoo.com if you want more info
    drlloyd 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Since your regular doctor and dentist are useless, have you tried an ENT? Another option is a rheumatologist (for the possibility of autoimmune disorder -- type of Lupus does this). Internal Medicine doctor is also a good option. You need to hit up multiple specialists in order to find one who figures it out. Also, from a Rheumatologist who treated my husband for mouth ulcers, add in folic acid and zinc to your diet. I can't tell you why, but my husband's disease is in his back and he gets the mouth ulcers. The added folic acid and zinc do help it heal. And there are articles about the need for a blood test to evaluate your blood levels of b12, folate, etc. It isn't always a bad diet -- sometimes your body just won't absorb it. It could be a sign of something serious, so do push to getting to some of the doctors recommended above for a proper evaluation.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Good advice on nutritional supplements above, but IMO ENT docs are fairly worthless...just my experience. Folic acid and b vitamins and vit C are all helpful. Also, please check your toothpaste and see if it contains sodium lauryl sulfate. If it does, change brands and find one that doesn't - usually at a healthfood store. I used to get horrendous mouth ulcers - so incredibly painful!! After switching toothpastes I no longer have this problem. Please try this and see if it helps. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • I keep getting massive mouth ulcers either on my cheeks inside of lips, tongue, gums that hang around for weeks. Nothing seems to help to get rid of them - only paracetamol for the pain when they are completely unbearable. Can't seem t find a trigger either. I have a well balanced healthy diet, generally well and good oral hygiene. Any ideas ? Hi,PLEASE TRY THIS> I used to get canker sores on my inner cheeks, gums and tongue that were so painful I could'nt eat or talk for days. LYSINE is the answer. It's an amino acid, and fairly cheap - you can find in most pharmacies. Anyway, the moment I feel the slightest sign of a sore coming on I take a 1000 mg tablet. That usually takes it away immediately. If it persists, I take another one. I would recommend taking 1 tablet of 500-1000 mg every couple of hours if you already have the sores developed. Some people get cold sores around menstruation. So, you can take one as a preventative measure as well. This works. It's only an amino acid, so you can't really overdose on it. IT's also great in cream form for mouth sores or fever blisters on the lips.Good luck to you! :)
    Sneezyone 3 Replies Flag this Response
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