(Closed) canker sores.. for MONTHS! help!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

I think you should go to the doctor, there might be something they can do to prevent more from cropping or finding out why you keep getting them!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sounds like a virus and there is nothing they can do for a virus except let it run its course.  If you are really uncomfortable see a different doctor for a second opinion, there is never anything wrong with that, doctors do get things wrong or miss things.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would see a dentist, a really good one.  I have a friend that when she turned 25 or so she developed an allergy to carbonation.  The result are lots of painful canker sores.  She had to go to a dentist to finally get that diagnosis.  She uses a special toothpaste, because most toothpastes I guess are carbonated?? And cut out all carbonated drinks. 

Again, I would definitely recommend going to a really good dentist and talking over all of the possibilities.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeh, it sounds like its either oral herpes or you have an allergy/intolerance. I can’t have too much citric acid or I get canker sores which means I can’t drink Crystal Lite or eat my favorite sweets (I got one on my tonsil this summer… My tonsil!! Worst. Cankersore. Ever.) Anyway, I hope it gets better for you. Try the nasty tasting gel to numb the pain and do the salt water gargle, but not necessarily in that order. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

It could be a shift in hormones.  When I was about 16, I’d get canker sores often.  After awhile (maybe 6 months), they stopped.  I had no issues until I was about 25 and it started all over again.  Like you, one would heal and another would appear right behind it.  And, like the last time, it lasted for about 6 months and then stopped.  Knock wood, they  haven’t been back since then. 

Hurricane gel worked for the pain.  Good luck.
 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

O goodness! I have them like all the time now! It is so darn annoying. Now they are all popping up where my mouth is still numb from my wisdom teeth being pulled. I have no advice but i feel the pain =( Good luck with yours i hope they get better!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Have you been eating the same something in particular lately?  Also, I’d cut out sugar as well.  For some reason, if I have sugary things–I get mouth sores of various kinds.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@sugarcube: Just a warning, taking ibuprofen on a regular basis can be hard on your body, specifically your stomach (I found out via my doctors when I had migraines throughout high school).  Just be careful (better than acetominophen though).

I agree with the citric acid, look out for that–it’s a really strange intolerance that does some wacky things.  I have a niece (or soon to be niece) who is intolerant (gets blistering diaper rashes from it) and is still being breastfed and my Future Sister-In-Law can’t eat/drink anything with citric acid in it and it’s in a LOT of stuff.  Good luck!

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