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In so much pain

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sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 20:29:23

I have recurring mouth ulcers, been to the doctor, all they do is prescribe me steroids and say use some mouthwash but nothing is helping and once again sitting here not being able to talk with about 4 of them in my mouth is unbearable. Also, I don't remember a time where I didn't have them. Always in pain, always there.

Could do with some help to ease the pain or any suggestions on what I should I do pleaseeee. sad

Badders123 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:30:52

Have you sought advice from a dentist or orthodontist?

sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 20:32:30

I have spoken to my dentist on a number of times, he has confirmed that it is nothing to do with my dental hygiene so I have nowhere to go really

Badders123 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:33:47

Maybe look at vitamin deficiency?

nonameavaliable Fri 21-Oct-16 20:34:08

Have you tried chorahexidine mouth wash?

Has anyone done any investigations at blood tests? .

Badders123 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:34:40

...and I didn't mean to imply your oral health was bad, btw, but dentists can usually advise in this situation.

sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 20:36:59

badders haha no I didn't take it in that way, I went to him too but he was no help, also not a vitamin deficiency, regularly get blood tests due to other health problems and so blood is always looked after

noname they say everything is fine and how it is meant to be

Lovethebubbles Fri 21-Oct-16 20:37:32

Make sure you're using toothpaste without sls in. Mine stopped since using sls free toothpaste (I use pronamel). When I do get the occasional one now I use oralmedic, which basically burns them off! Costs about £8 for two applications but totally worth it. You get it online. I feel for you. I used to get massive ones on the back of my throat too and I used to get so down as they are so painful.

UnlikelyRunner Fri 21-Oct-16 20:37:47

Have you had tests for vitamin levels? Ulcers unusually mean I'm run down. I'm not certain I've remembered the right one but low vitamin D maybe?

sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 20:38:11

noname forgot to add in the other one, yes I have no help at all

sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 20:40:15

lovethebubbles I regularly change up my toothpaste, medicated, whitening etc.

But a bit concerned the doctors haven't done any allergy testing, they just say "oh we don't do that"

sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 20:41:49

lovethebubbles so googled non sls toothpastes, turns out the ones that don't contain that I use it haha

unlikely I'm always checked

CMOTDibbler Fri 21-Oct-16 20:49:58

Have you ever had a test for coeliac disease? I had mouth ulcers all the time, all my life till I was diagnosed - now I have less than one a year

Wolfiefan Fri 21-Oct-16 20:51:09

Isn't there a product that acts like a barrier over the ulcer to stop the stinging and pain? Might help whilst they heal.

MoveItMoveItMoveIt Fri 21-Oct-16 20:53:56

I feel for you I have one huge one on the inside of my lower lip now and it's agony. I also have a cold and get ulcers when I'm run down in general. How is your general health aside from the ulcers?

TheChippendenSpook Fri 21-Oct-16 20:54:50

I used to get them all the time and now I hardly get any at all. I stopped eating crisps that contain msg. I also get them if I eat too much citrus fruit.

Sounds really weird but I really don't get many mouth ulcers these days.

TheChippendenSpook Fri 21-Oct-16 20:56:46

Forgot to add that corsodyl mouthwash is brilliant as is some local anaesthetic gel that I bought in America. It gave me instant relief. It's called Iodent.

sprinklesofweirdness Fri 21-Oct-16 21:05:03

CMOTD No I don't have anything apart from WPW syndrome

Wolfie Sadly tried nearly every single one

Moveit I have a heart syndrome, WPW syndrome, and anxiety but it does not come from stress cause I could be buzzing like a bee and still have them, have had them in all situations so does not stem from anywhere

TheChip So did I, I cut every sugary, chocolately, fizzy, citrusy thing from my diet, corsodyl does not work for me and do you think I can order it on amazon?

Badders123 Fri 21-Oct-16 21:09:52

Was going to suggest corsodyl smile

GenghisCalm Sat 22-Oct-16 01:48:20

Have you tried Frador to help stop them pain and irritation of you ulcers?

Out2pasture Sat 22-Oct-16 02:08:22

is it possible it is a side effect to a medication your on?

mymilkshakes00 Sat 22-Oct-16 02:15:55

I get mouth ulcers. It usually comes up when I'm very run down or eaten citrus.
I take selenium when it's there.

MountainDweller Sat 22-Oct-16 03:29:25

I think zinc is good for mouth ulcers. Take lots, about 30mg a day, which is over the rda but close to the optimal amount. I take a high dose multivitamin in the morning and 15mg zinc at night (Biocare). You can also get oral solution of zinc or rub the tablets gently on the ulcers when you take them - no taste - as zinc is absorbed through the mouth.

ishouldcocoa Sat 22-Oct-16 03:41:25

I get mouth ulcers from eating the wrong food. I'm intolerant to a fair bit of stuff. Suggest you cut out wheat entirely for a few weeks. See how you get on.

If you feel heaps better, then in order to get tested for coeliac, then you'll have to start back on the gluten again for the test to work, but if Drs say they won't test you, then it's got to be worth a punt. Try cutting out all dairy, too, but not at the same time.

Suggest gargling and rinsing mouth out with soluable aspirin then swallowing the mixture. Works a treat, if it's Ok with the rest of your meds.

AlbusPercival Sat 22-Oct-16 04:44:31

No idea on the science or efficacy but my grandad eats an orange every night to prevent ulcers, so surprised at the suggestions to cut out citrus

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