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I have 9 mouth ulcers.....

(32 Posts)
KatyMac Thu 06-Dec-12 16:37:53

...I can't eat, I'm drooling & in a lot of pain

Pain killers are not touching it - is it completely stupid to go to see the GP?

fusspot66 Tue 01-Jan-13 22:13:45

My DH has reduced the intensity and frequency of his terrible mouth ulcers by eating a egg a day, more when he's bad. He tried the usual washes and bonjelas to no avail. Easy to break an egg into a ramekin or espresso cup with a few drops of oil/ knob of butter, cover with cling film, microwave for about 1 min on full power, or 1min 40 on low power. Every microwave is different. Don't forget to pierce the yolk! Takes seconds, works wonders!

breatheslowly Tue 01-Jan-13 21:58:29

Cinnamon gives me mouth ulcers (particularly cinnamon jelly bellies).

Varya Tue 01-Jan-13 21:48:09

Poor Katymac, mouth ulcers are so painful. I dab mine with bicarb of soda after cleaning teeth and whenever I can throughout the day. It works well and costs very little.

KatyMac Tue 01-Jan-13 21:43:55

I don't take ibuprofen either - it upsets my tummy......

I really think it was an allergy to something I ate or a virus

magimedi88 Mon 31-Dec-12 13:16:25

My DS (aged 31) used to get horrendous mouth ulcers. He started using sodium lauryl sulfate free toothpaste & also stopped using ibuprofen, which he'd been using for a bad back. His doctor said there is a definite link between ulcers & ibuprofen.

KatyMac Mon 31-Dec-12 08:55:06

I think if it were an allergy to SLS I would be having problems continually - as it is only occasional it's not likely to be my toothpaste (I guess - never really sure with allergies)

breatheslowly Sun 30-Dec-12 22:46:15

Does your toothpaste contain sodium lauryl sulfate? I had very bad mouth ulcers as a teenager which we eventually traced to this. I seem to have grown out of it now and can use any toothpaste. You can generally track down one without SLS.

KatyMac Sun 30-Dec-12 22:42:12

Thanks DebK but the doctors have ruled that out, along with coeliac

I've been fine since - I'm wondering if it was a food allergy (not sure what to - coconut & almonds are a problem but I can normally avoid them)

DebK2012 Sun 30-Dec-12 16:53:03

You could have chrohns

DebK2012 Sun 30-Dec-12 16:52:06

You could have chrohns

KatyMac Sun 09-Dec-12 13:44:56

I'll have a look at the chemist - thanks

Mind you they have started bleeding now sad

KatoPotatoHoHo Sun 09-Dec-12 11:27:29

There's a bonjella 'paint' you can get that really helps failing that dotting on TCP... You might feel like passing out but it starts to feel instantly better.

You have my sympathies, I suffer with these underrated horrors!!

KatyMac Sun 09-Dec-12 11:14:35

They might be getting better - not sure yet

Still bloody hurts

Showtime Fri 07-Dec-12 23:24:32

Eating liquorice is supposed to help - not tried it as no problems lately, but couldn't do any harm.

Badvocsanta Fri 07-Dec-12 18:38:48

Katymac...yes I find that too sad
You may well be physically run down which is not helping...
Have you tried gargling/swishing with soluble solpadeine?
I find it was very good for mouth problems...

KatyMac Fri 07-Dec-12 18:27:53

I bought some iglu to try later but co-codamol is barely touching the pain

I didn't get to the GP - no cover at work

KatyMac Fri 07-Dec-12 07:39:40

I used to get them as a teenager but haven't had an attack in many years; I am going through a bit atm so I guess I will get my usual diagnosis from the doctor "depression". It gets a bit boring because anything from joint pain (Fibrmyalgia) to headaches (I needed new glasses) to a sore throat gets attributed to "depression"

Never mind - this too will pass

Kundry Fri 07-Dec-12 00:39:21

See if you can get some iglu gel at your pharmacist - its a gel which sticks over the ulcer so it doesn't hurt. Bonjela tends to sting and then fall off which isn't that helpful.

KatyMac Thu 06-Dec-12 22:26:40

Sorry my internet is playing games; I'll post again tomorrow

Thanks for the suggestions everyone - I think I will brave the Dr

magimedi88 Thu 06-Dec-12 22:01:48

sodium lauryl sulfate free toothpaste certainly helps & if you are taking ibuprofen in any form, stop! Ibuprofen can lead to horrendous mouth ulcers.

stopthatmavis Thu 06-Dec-12 19:53:12

Sympathies KatyMac, definitely go down the doctors, I once needed a course of antibiotics for a huge one that wouldn't shift.

I only seem to get them on the roof of my mouth these days and they're so bloody sore and take ages to go.

InvaderZim Thu 06-Dec-12 19:41:31

I've gotten mouth ulcers my whole life and a sodium lauryl sulfate free toothpaste has worked wonders. Currently using the Weleda one which is fluoride free but a non minging taste. I take what I can get. smile

KatyMac Thu 06-Dec-12 19:35:09

Oh & I have spent the last few months dairy I hope it's not more exclusions sad

KatyMac Thu 06-Dec-12 19:34:13

Corsodyl has always made mine worse (my dentist said it does for some people)

Adcortyl was fab so is salt water; but the salt water is not really working

I am run down - but as I have a few blisters on my hand & I work with children I am wondering about hand foot & mouth

Milliways Thu 06-Dec-12 19:23:21

I used to love Adcortyl in Orabase, and almost cried when it was discontinued over here. I am tempted to buy online from abroad.

My gastro rates Bonjela for ulcers.

Remember mouth ulcers can be caused by inflammation in the bowel, so a diet change may help?

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