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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!


John L

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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!!

 

Christy


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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.

 

 

Hope this helps.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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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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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...

Karen

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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.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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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.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

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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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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.

 

Karen

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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.

Take Care

Jensue

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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.

Susie


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Susie Kraft

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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.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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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


Hugs for All,

 

Julie (Bird Lady)

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