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burning and sores on tongue

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  • Posted By: morganashley
  • April 12, 2008
  • 02:54 AM

hi all, has anyone ever had the wrigleys cinnamon big red gum and hours later your tongue is so sore. sores appear and quite noticeable when you rinise with perxoide and warm water.

what is this? i am asking for anyone with same symptoms to reply to my post, i am looking into having the pack analyzed. i word for attorneys who handle this type of thing. ever hear of burning mouth syndrome, its a real thing from some foods that have certain chemicals, just wondering if wrigleys is using it too

waiting to hear from you

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  • what's the ingredients? You are probably experiencing hives or an allergic reation and I don't think it's the gum maker's fault. You might be allergic to red dye so maybe see an allergist and get allergy tested and then it's your responsibility to read the ingredients and avoid the food products.
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  • hi all, has anyone ever had the wrigleys cinnamon big red gum and hours later your tongue is so sore. sores appear and quite noticeable when you rinise with perxoide and warm water. what is this? i am asking for anyone with same symptoms to reply to my post, i am looking into having the pack analyzed. i word for attorneys who handle this type of thing. ever hear of burning mouth syndrome, its a real thing from some foods that have certain chemicals, just wondering if wrigleys is using it too waiting to hear from you Hi Morganashley, Red sore burning tongue, oral sores, burning mouth, teeth sensitive to hot and cold, are all b12 deficiency symtoms. http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=92803&posted=1#post92803 So foods are intensly painful when one has it, as I used to. Come on obver and let's talk about it. Make your post and describe all the other symtoms. We have a full list of symptoms over there and you could compare to yours.
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  • bigredsoresinmouth@yahoo.comThis is a problem that need to be resolve with the Big Red Gum. I have sent a report in to the FDA.gov email them or call them and make your report. Go to the Doctor if you think you need medical attention. I went after suffering for 2 months. I stll have the burns inside my mouth from the Big Red. I spit the gum out as soon as it began to burn. My throat and tongue it swollen and I still suffer with that burning sensation. keep your gum if you still have it. email me soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's your option to put it in your mouth once you know it bothers you. A reasonable person would not do it again. Red dye is a known sensitive; if food isn't in its organic, natural state, it's been altered with the allowable ingredients authorized by the FDA, however poisonous they made be.Go macrobiotic or more pure and take responsibility for putting junk in your mouth.
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  • Three days ago I chewed some Big Red gum because our machine downstairs was out of the brand I was familiar with. Since that time my tongue has been in a lot of pain. Yesterday I could hardly eat because of the pain, and today it has slowly gotten better. I have big bumps near the end of my tongue and I just hope that this is not permanent damage. The only thing it could have been is the Big Red gum. What is this? A practical joke?
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  • Three days ago I chewed some Big Red gum because our machine downstairs was out of the brand I was familiar with. Since that time my tongue has been in a lot of pain. Yesterday I could hardly eat because of the pain, and today it has slowly gotten better. I have big bumps near the end of my tongue and I just hope that this is not permanent damage. The only thing it could have been is the Big Red gum. What is this? A practical joke?Did you already get rid of that sore tongue? I have it now!! Hope it will go away.... feels terrible
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2009
    • 04:06 AM
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  • Did you already get rid of that sore tongue? I have it now!! Hope it will go away.... feels terrible I went to the USA last week and bought some Wrigley's Big Red as I love cinnamon. But like the posts above my tongue swelled and went bright red (Is that why they call it BIG RED?). the effects lasted 3/4 days. Today I tried it again just to see if it was the gum, low and behold after chewing for less than 5 minutes I have the same symptoms. I'm guessing the spice is too strong for me or that I am allergic to an ingredient.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2009
    • 05:36 PM
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  • I ate big red gum and I'm suffering from a sore tongue and throat... it's so painful... I cant feel anything on my tongue... bigredsoresinmouth@yahoo.comThis is a problem that need to be resolve with the Big Red Gum. I have sent a report in to the FDA.gov email them or call them and make your report. Go to the Doctor if you think you need medical attention. I went after suffering for 2 months. I stll have the burns inside my mouth from the Big Red. I spit the gum out as soon as it began to burn. My throat and tongue it swollen and I still suffer with that burning sensation. keep your gum if you still have it. email me soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2009
    • 02:19 PM
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  • This happened to me too. That gum is awful! I only bought it because the store was out of Trident cinnamon, but I won't get it again.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 24, 2009
    • 05:46 PM
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  • Mine too! I used to love Big Red but now my tongue really hurts when i talk and my mouth is sensitive. I sound like I have a speech impediment...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2009
    • 03:15 AM
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  • Me too! I used to chew Big Red all the time as a kid, but it burnt my tongue last week. I've had a swollen tongue and sores for a week already, and it doesn't seem to be getting better. I called Wrigley Company about it, and they said that within the last year they made their flavor "more intense", and now some people are finding that their mouths are sensitive to it. I've never reacted to any other food product in my life...seem's like whatever they added must be pretty nasty. So glad I did not share the gum with my two children!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 07:01 PM
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  • I had this happen to me the other day, but it was with Stride cinnamon gum, not Big Red. I have had it happen in the past with other cinnamon gums. Is there something in these particular gums (maybe the dye) that causes this? Or is it the actual cinnamon flavoring? I am not allergic to cinnamon, but maybe it is the cinnamon oil and flavoring they use in these gums that is so irritating. My tongue will burn for three or four days after I chew the stuff. Guess that is the last time I will be buying any. I don't think it is the dye because I have eaten other things containing red dye and never had a problem. I am fairly certain that it has something to do with the "intense" cinnamon flavoring.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2009
    • 01:03 AM
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  • hi all, has anyone ever had the wrigleys cinnamon big red gum and hours later your tongue is so sore. sores appear and quite noticeable when you rinise with perxoide and warm water. what is this? i am asking for anyone with same symptoms to reply to my post, i am looking into having the pack analyzed. i word for attorneys who handle this type of thing. ever hear of burning mouth syndrome, its a real thing from some foods that have certain chemicals, just wondering if wrigleys is using it too waiting to hear from youYes!!! I was wondering about these painful bumps along both sides of my tongue. They appeared after I first tried Wrigley's Excel Inferno, which is a hot cinnamon. I will never try those again. I have not experienced other food allergies, and I have had cinnamon candy and stuff before, so I had no idea. This is mentioned a few times on the internet. They should not make this gum, or should give a warning!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2010
    • 09:35 AM
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  • Hi How's it going? I started chewing Excel Inferno last week and I noticed on Friday my tongue was killing and it was overly sensitive. It's been 3 days and I can't eat anything hard, it hurts to chew and my tongue is killing me. Does anyone know when this should go away?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2010
    • 03:39 PM
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  • I was just online looking for information on this since I am having this problem right now! It hurts and my tongue is horribly swollen. My cheeks have also swollen. I started chewing Big Red and having cinnamon mints just a few weeks back. I have also been getting Cinnamon Dolce lattes at Starbucks. About two weeks ago, my cheeks starting swelling oddly and the roof of my mouth became super sore (like after eating Kix or malt balls). It has been flaring up here and there, but I didn't worry too much about it. Two days ago, I started to chew a piece of Big Red and it burned so bad that I tossed it immediately. I thought it was because of the other sores. Yesteray, I tried again and tossed it immediately as well... this time realizing that the gum may be the issue. Within hours, my tongue swoll too big for my mouth and was covered in canker sores. This sucks. I realize that it is my fault for not realizing what it was, though. Today, I found a lot of information on cinnamon allergies and allergies to the Cassan that is in place of real cinnamon in a lot of food products. I have other food allergies, so it does not surprise me that I may have this.No more Big Red for me, though... OUCH!hi all, has anyone ever had the wrigleys cinnamon big red gum and hours later your tongue is so sore. sores appear and quite noticeable when you rinise with perxoide and warm water. what is this? i am asking for anyone with same symptoms to reply to my post, i am looking into having the pack analyzed. i word for attorneys who handle this type of thing. ever hear of burning mouth syndrome, its a real thing from some foods that have certain chemicals, just wondering if wrigleys is using it too waiting to hear from you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2010
    • 08:39 PM
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  • This happens to me all the time, I get irritable red spots on my tongue!! I haven't tried any other cinnamon flavoured chewing gum, so until now I've assumed that this is just how chewing cinnamon gum should feel like :( . Does anyone know why this happens with Wrigley's Big Red?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2010
    • 01:27 AM
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  • Big red gum burned my mouth, tongue, and stomach. I think it is the cinnamon oil flavoring. It also took a long time to heal maybe a few weeks.
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  • Thank you sooooooo much for your post. I chewed big red today and a couple hours later i got burning white sores on the back and sides of my tongue. I thought I was coming down with something serious. Needless to say i am relieved to discover that this will go away and i am not contagious.
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  • i don't think it is a chemical thing in Big Red. i have this exact same reaction with ANY cinnamon gum. though, i've eaten plenty of things with red dye without any problems whatsoever so i'm not convinced it's the dye. cinnamon oil is very strong and hot. so maybe Big Red just uses more of it, hence the strong reaction to it from a lot of people.try spearmint gum next time.
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  • i don't think it is a chemical thing in Big Red. i have this exact same reaction with ANY cinnamon gum. though, i've eaten plenty of things with red dye without any problems whatsoever so i'm not convinced it's the dye. cinnamon oil is very strong and hot. so maybe Big Red just uses more of it, hence the strong reaction to it from a lot of people.try spearmint gum next time.Careful with spearmint -- I reacted to the 5 mint flavors in the same way. My reactions were to 5 gum flavors only. It took a full month to recover from the first sores over a year ago (early 09). My taste buds literally rubbed off in those spots, and I couldn't taste anything for a month or so the sores healed (weeks). I tried 5 gum once more this March, and my sores just went away last week, but my taste buds are still dull. Some foods have not tasted the same over the last year -- Cookies and Cream ice cream tastes awful. It took over two months for my taste buds to recoup after my first reaction to 5 gums. I hope it's not as long this time.
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