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Mouth Ulcers

Postby JennaXXX » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:36 pm

I keep suffering from them and they really hurt.
It hurts when I eat and it even hurts when I talk.
Has anyone got any ideas as to how to keep them away? I don't think it's stress related, maybe it is because I drink a lot of diet coke and eat a lot of spicy food. I know I should cut back on them but does anyone have anymore suggestions?
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby captainf » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:32 pm

To take away the pain I suggest putting bonjela on the ulcer. I sometimes bite my mouth in my sleep and then its sore. When you first apply bonjela it actually stings, but subsides rapidly - after that you can normally eat without any pain.
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:15 am

I'd suggest bonjela too.

Sometimes you just get ulcers because your immune system is decreased, I often cut my mouth by eating boiled sweets or something. In fact every time I have a boiled sweet I cut my mouth (hence I rarely eat them) and it can cause an infection and an ulcer.
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby Bel Bel » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:28 am

Yes stress can caue ulcers but if you are getting them alot it's best to go to the doctor in case there is another problem
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby kerrie24 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:39 pm

If they keep appearing and take a long time to go it can be a sign of an iron deficiency so if you tell your doctor he might test your iron levels.(Also,caffiene can reduce the amount of iron your body absorbs from the food you eat)
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:53 pm

Yea you shouldn't have caffiene and food at the same time.
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby JennaXXX » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:21 pm

Hmm that may explain it then. I am a coke addict (coca cola that is :oops: ) and always drink it alongside food. I probably drink 3 cans a day.
I don't think it is stress so it must be that.
No kind of gel works for me. I bought a corsodyl mouthwash today though so hopefully that will do something. :-?
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:25 pm

Coca Cola has 24 sugar lumps worth of sugar in as well as acid that root your teeth and can cause gum problems.
Apart from that it has loads of calories. Try to cut it out if you canIf you put a steak in the sink and cover it with coke it won't be ther in the morning :o Puts in perspective what it does
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby ennis81 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:59 pm

This is a strange one but it works, Put salt on the ulcer, it stings but it should be gone by morning!!!!
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby snail » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:31 pm

I used to do that when I got ulcers (never seem to get them anymore, maybe they're more of a young person's thing). The trouble is the pain of rubbing neat salt into an ulcer is incredible. If you do do that, maybe use a local anaesthetic (like the Bonjela?) first.
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby rufio89 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:45 pm

I dont know why I thought of this, but when you said ocal anaesthetic it reminded me of when my Grandpa had to have some eye surgery or something, and they have to do it when the eye is awake, so they put you under local anaesthetic rather than general, and they took the eyeball out of the socket and he said it was reallyhorrible because he could see out of it, but all he could see was like his chest because that was the way his eye was dangling. lol
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby snail » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:51 pm

Rufio, have you been sniffing the nail polish remover again? :lol:
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby rufio89 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:58 pm

lol thats quite funny I actually just took my nail varnish off like an hour ago :oops:
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:02 pm

It's true we sell eye scoops for exactly that procedure and no i haven't been sniffing nail varnish remover
Yes salt really does work if you can't take it direct have it with some warm water and gargle it around your mouth
However if they keep coming that isn't a good sign and is still worth checking in case of underlying cause
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Re: Mouth Ulcers

Postby rufio89 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:13 pm

.... eye... scoops... :o
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