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Recurrent mouth ulcer help!!!

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Nicole2781 Mon 01-Apr-13 00:00:08


I suffer from recurrent mouth ulcers...currently I have about 15 in my mouth and in absolute agony and have been for nearly 2 weeks. They start off as just a couple then as the days go on get bigger and spread in my mouth. SO PAINFULsad

I have oragel, difflam oral rinse and although these numb the pain for a bit it's still agony and so hard to eat drink and even talk sad

I went to the docs a few times about it, have suffered since 2010 and I'm 25. Docs tested me for celiac disease which was negative and she said its probably just my hormones causing them. Most times when I'm on, I get ulcers. I have been on for nearly a month as had depo injection and body is being annoying and have now got the worst ulcers ever.

Does anyone else suffer with this? If so, how do you control the outbreaks and how can I get rid of them. I know they're only ulcers but I get so low being in constant pain I just feel like cutting them out!

Please helpsad

Thebookswereherfriends Mon 02-Jan-17 21:42:08

I had a couple of weeks of horrible ulcers and it turned out to be an allergy to raw seeds. I'd been having some to be a bit healthier and within a few days my mouth was a mass of ulcers - it was the only reaction.

Chippednailvarnishing Mon 02-Jan-17 21:36:38

I had my wisdom teeth removed and the number of ulcers dramatically reduced...

MrsExpo Mon 02-Jan-17 21:31:39

I used to suffer badly from ulcers when I was younger. I discovered that they were the result of a food allergy ... weirdly, I'm allergic to any kind of fried potatoes. So, I cut out chips and they went away!

I found this out when I moved out of my parents house when I bought my own flat. Mum used to do chips a couple of times a week at home and I was rarely without an ulcer or two (or more). When I moved out, I never did them myself and so no ulcers.

Strange but true. OP, you too may have an allergy of some sort. You have my sympathy: I hope you get it sorted.

Fcukthetww Mon 02-Jan-17 12:19:47

If they are recurring then get your GP to check for immune system diseases such as Lupus or Behcets Disease. There are other symptoms for these but they may appear unrelated.
If they are really serious then see if you can get go to prescribe a steroid inhaler but just use it in the mouth instead of actually inhaling if you know what I mean or a course of prednisone.

theapplesarecoming Mon 12-Dec-16 17:05:43

I used to really suffer too, for me rinsing twice daily with TCP has been a miracle cure. It tastes disgusting but it's so worth it not to have any mouth ulcers!

monayasir Sun 11-Dec-16 09:36:39

I know it may sound strange but I do have an unusual cure for mouth ulcers that has always worked for me. Try yogurt. It has to be plain yogurt (no sugar). If you want to boost this natural remedy and make the ulcers go away in just a few hours (for me it's minutes) try sprinkling yogurt with organic whole husk fibre. Don't leave it to sit or the fibre will expand. It gets a bit chewy though it has the same effect. Still a wholly natural remedy.
Mouth ulcers are caused by gut issues. Yogurt and husk are super-foods for your gut. Simple.
I have always read mumsnet but never felt the need to join. However, I thought it cruel to let people suffer when I know how to help them so there you are people. Let me know if you try it and it helps.

CMOTDibbler Tue 09-Apr-13 11:26:33

If you consistently have really nasty mouth ulcers that take a long time to heal, then you should go back to your GP and ask for help or a referral - large, long lived ones can be signs of things (and good on your gp for testing for coeliac - I had loads of mouth ulcers before I was diagnosed).

My dad has a rare condition where he has terrible mouth ulcers and has specialist help to manage them now, and his come in waves of awfulness

Goldrill Sun 07-Apr-13 19:40:26

Toothpaste here too - I switched to Corsodyl, which is vile, but it really worked - no ulcers for a whole year. Wish I'd known sooner - 15 years the little buggers blighted my life for!

There's also adcortyl in orabase (kenalog in orabase) which is no longer available in the uk, but I go it from an NZ pharmacy. It's like the hydrocortisone tablets you get which you have to try and keep on the ulcer (impossible), but it sticks. Worth a try!

NotGoodNotBad Mon 01-Apr-13 16:38:33

Another one here avoiding SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) in toothpaste. Try Sensodyne (check the label as they do different varieties, I seem to recall most but not all are SLS-free). Since I've done this I've had hardly any mouth ulcers.

Mind you, although I got them regularly I never had 15 at once! shock

crashdoll Mon 01-Apr-13 16:25:44

Have you had any blood tests to rule out anything underlying? I have an autoimmune disease and both the disease and the immunosuppressive drugs cause ulcers.

soaccidentprone Mon 01-Apr-13 14:32:50

you need to up your b vitamins ie wholegrains and supplement. also how much vitamin c do you have? I had lots of mouth ulcers as a child and it was vit c deficiency (ie scurvyshock )

also try rubbing myrrh tincture on the ulcers. it tastes gross but works really well.

1969Sarah Mon 01-Apr-13 14:28:14

Another vote for vitamin b supplements. Get mine from Boots - one a day every day keeps them away now.

KatOD Mon 01-Apr-13 11:36:58

L-Lysine supplements (can also get then from H&B) were the only thing that helped with mine - I had them really badly as well.

greenhill Mon 01-Apr-13 11:31:45

Corsodyl mouth wash was the only thing that got rid of mine.

magimedi Mon 01-Apr-13 11:18:42

My DS (age 30) suffered really badly from these. He lives in France & the French doctor told him to stop using toothpaste containing sodium laurel sulfate and to stop using ibuprofen or any other NSAID type drugs.

Ulcers have all cleared up & he hasn't had another one in two years.

A friend who also suffered & was taking ibuprofen for a bad back gave it up with the same result.

crashdoll Mon 01-Apr-13 10:48:28

Prednisolone meltlets - the only thing that works for me.

fusspot66 Mon 01-Apr-13 09:50:06

My dh has been eating an egg a day which has almost stopped his mouth ulcers. He just puts one in a ramekin or tea cup approx 1 minute in the microwave
Don't forget to.pierce the yolk
Add a few drops of veg oil or a tiny knob of butter
Cover with cling film or kitchen roll
Contains all the zinc B vits and more suggested by other posters
He's evangelical about it!

nightcat Mon 01-Apr-13 09:41:02

Take a zinc supplement with B vits, zinc deficiency causes weakness in connective tissue so skin breaks easily, this applies esp to the delicate mouth lining. Zinc helps in healing generally too.

rememberingnothing Mon 01-Apr-13 05:08:15

My DH suffers badly until he changed his toothpaste to Squiggle. It has no SLS and lots of xylitol. He can't change back but now rarely gets ulcers.

shitmagnet Mon 01-Apr-13 04:58:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

chickenfactory Mon 01-Apr-13 01:20:41

The only thing thing that's worked for me is getting pregnant- 7 months of bliss so far. Not one ulcer.
They were definitely linked to being on, so will see if they return. I usually avoided sugar, used corsidol and a soft toothbrush to avoid making them worse.

Nicole2781 Mon 01-Apr-13 00:52:26

Ah sorry I keep forgetting to reply to questions. The ulcers are inside my cheeks, inside my lip and also where the lip meets the gum on that it of tissue (mega painful brushing my teeth!) also get then round sides of tongue and under tongue at the side. I'm ridden sad

Nicole2781 Mon 01-Apr-13 00:50:20

I don't take vitamin b but I started taking multi vitamins about a week impact at all so far so will get vitamin b smile

Nicole2781 Mon 01-Apr-13 00:49:14

Thanks so much for the replies everyone thanks

In definitely going to get those vitamin b supplements! Ill do anything to get rid of these bad boys!

I was wondering actually if it was worth me asking my dentist so I will do that also and see if he can help. I don't think I grind my teeth but then again who knows!!! Mouth guard definitely sounds worth investigating!

I really hope I'm not stuck with these for life sad I really feel for anyone who gets them sad

Posterofapombear Mon 01-Apr-13 00:22:31

I had this, up to 20 at a time hmm

I did the whole30 and they just went but I accidentally are some sugar the other day and now I have 5 again.

I guess I'm a bit sensitive to refined (not fruit) sugar.

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