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#1 JohnLCanuck

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:27 AM

Need some help!

I think I scatched the roof of my mouth with a chip, crisp for you UK people, a couple of weeks ago & it just won't heal. I've tried salt & water, epsom salts, another mouth rinse that is supposed to reduce the pain so I can eat & my Dr finally put me on antibiotics. None of the aforementioned treatments seem to be helping. I'm sure I've lost a couple of pounds 'cause it's so frustrating trying to eat. It's also hard to talk.

Any ideas . . . home remedies please!

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:03 AM

Have you tried drinking shakes with a straw until your mouth heals a bit?
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:20 AM

Hi John,

I have TMJ and a tendency to bite the inside of my cheek. If I get carried away and it gets sore I swab it with listerene 2 or 3 times a day. It helps a lot.

Have to say though, the shakes sound a whole lot better!!

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:52 AM

In the USA, we have an oral rinse preparation called Vince. It's a pink powder mixed with water and available on the supermarket lanes or your pharmacy shelves. You might want to try it, as it's been around for ultra years. My dearly departed aunt; in her 80's when she passed gave it to me 40+ years ago whenever I had an oral problem.


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

Hi John,

Sorry you're having such an ongong problem with this. Have you also tried hydrogen peroxide/water rinse?

Good luck to you in finding a remedy. Mouth sores take forever to heal .

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:02 AM

Have your doctor prescribe a special mouthwash. Here in FL it is called "magic mouthwash". It sounds like you have an infection in your mouth and need something to not only clean it out but also numb it slightly. It is one thing to be on antibiotics but you also need something to ease the pain. Good Luck Gidget

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

Hi John,

That sounds painfully ghastly! To help, use Lysine, an over-the=counter amino acid. I take it every single day, 2000 mg, and have almost done away with the sores that used to plague me. I have also tried the oral rinse someone here mentioned, it's a kind of yuckky pink powder you can ask the pharmacist and she/h can tell you where it is, usually in the mouthwash section. Best of luck...
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

Hi John ,

I use something called Kenalog-in-Orabase for my mouth ulcers. It's a paste that covers the sores and keeps them covered.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

Hi John,

There is an over-the-counter product called Zilactin-B, which forms a gel-like "bandage" over mouth ulcers, so you can eat pain-free for up to six hours. I should warn you though that it can hurt like all get out when applying it (for the mere fact that anything touching mouth sores can hurt like all get out) and depending on where it is located, you may need to have another person help you apply it.
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#10 JohnLCanuck

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:27 PM

Thanks everyone for your alternatives. I'm never sure if the meds are called the same here in Canada, but some of your descriptions give me something to talk to my phamacist & Dr about.

Thanks again . . . have a great week. I'm in the rain again!

John L

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:24 AM

John,

I can't offer any more advice than the others already have, but I'm sorry you have that terrible mouth sore. I hope you can heal it up quickly and releive the pain so you can start eating again. Please keep us posted.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:44 AM

John I get large blood blisters in my mouth (about the size of a small fingernail) & they can be very painful/sore when they burst but I use something called Bonjela, it's a gel which does sting I admit when you first put it on but then deadens the area & helps them to heal. I don't know if you can get something similar in Canada.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:10 AM

Hi John,

You got alot of suggestions and I sure hope that you are able to find that one of them works...or atleast, are able to get rid of the mouth ulcers.

I've had that happen too...scratching the roof of my mouth. As you say, it's quite painful.

Feel better soon.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:08 AM

If you need a prescription, nystatin is the one the dentist usually prescribes. It's generally for thrush though from overload of antibiotics.

Many you are having canker sore, in of themselves take forever to heal, but eventually do. The peroxide/water mixture thought on this forum is actually a good idea for this.
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:20 AM

Hi John, When I get those mouth ulcers I use a Q-tip and swab them with peroxide. Over a few days mine go away. Good luck, Birdman
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:08 AM

Oh John,



I'm so sorry you are having this problem. I hope some of these suggestions are working for you.



Hang in there my friend.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:57 AM

I pierce a Vitamin E capsule and cover the sore place in my mouth with it...I do not eat afterwards or brush my teeth either so it will soak in real good.
Do it especially at night after you are through eating for the day and after you have brushed your teeth. It relieves my pain real quick!
Hope that helps you!
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:04 AM

John,

I hope your mouth sore healed and you're back to feeling better! I used to constantly get canker sores making it difficult for me to eat. Then I read a book that mentioned eating nuts or chocolate will cause canker sores. I used to eat peanut butter and choc. candy bars pretty regular until I read this piece of info. As soon as I stopped, so did the sores.



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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:50 AM

Hi John, just checking on you and seeing if you sores are getting any better. I hope that some of these idea's are helping you out.
Take care and stay warm,

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:01 AM

Hi John,



I was just wondering how your ulcers are doing?
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