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Severe Aphthous Mouth Ulcers

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2007
  • 10:47 PM

Up until just recently, I had about 1 or 2 ulcers every 3-4 months, but just a week ago they started appearing in large amounts (10-15 at least.) I have looked around for SOME help on what to do in this situation and have found nothing. Normally, I would just ignore this and go on with life but these continue to spread and there appears to be no advice on what to do in this situation. Can I please get some suggestions from you all?

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  • Up until just recently, I had about 1 or 2 ulcers every 3-4 months, but just a week ago they started appearing in large amounts (10-15 at least.) I have looked around for SOME help on what to do in this situation and have found nothing. Normally, I would just ignore this and go on with life but these continue to spread and there appears to be no advice on what to do in this situation. Can I please get some suggestions from you all?Hi i know how you feel i had exactly the same problem huge mouth ulcers and lots of them i have since been diagnosed with cvid common variable immunodeficiency (low white blood cell count) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) After lots of bruising i was referred to a heamatologist but the mouth ulcers were the first symptom could you ask your GP for a referral to a heamatologist or an immunologist they are the experts in this field:)
    Diane Sistern 29 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 11:40 PM
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  • My sister had these same ulcers, has anyone checked into Bechets disease? (sp) She had that disease. worth looking into....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 00:05 PM
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  • Had you been eating acidic foods prior to the symptoms. Try leaving out tomato's, hot peppers, oranges, and grapefruits.... Also note the candies that are high in acid like sour gummie worms. Maybe you can cure the problem rather than the symptom. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 07:15 PM
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  • I just came back from the doctors today and she said I had an ulceration on my right tonsil. I've never had this before and she said it was due to either a virus or something I ate that scratched the tonsil and developed into a sore. These are very painful. I can't imagine going through this over and over again. It's my 6th day. She said they will clear up between 7-10 days on their own if not treated. She told me to take 1 tsp. Mylanta or Maalox , mix with 1 tsp. children's Benedryl and gargle and swallow. Do this 4 times per day. I've done it twice now and it is wonderful. It keeps the sting and pain away for a long time. I try to do it after I eat or drink so I don't wash it away right away. It's a good combination and it's helping. There are other things to consider if you keep getting these. One, is celiac disease (cannot tolerate gluten foods). If you have gas/bloating, constipation or diarehea often, and there are some other symptoms, then you need to get tested for this. This disease does not allow you to absorb some minerals and vitamins so you lack the immunity to keep viruses out of your body. It has to do with the small intestine not being able to absorb good stuff. Anyway, just a thought in case you suffer all the time with this. Mouth ulcers is a symptom of celiac disease. Hope this helps and good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2009
    • 01:07 AM
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