Does anyone else have issues with mouth sores(canker sores)? Was diagnosed 8 months ago with hypothyroidism, started with levothyroxine as meds... am now on synthroid, still not feeling "normal self" and have gained almost 25 lbs... have taken all wheat, corn, & gluten out of diet and am still getting mouth sores! What causes these, and is there any hope to not keep getting them..any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated
22 Sep 2011
I tend to get the herpes simplex type of cold sores on my mouth and lips and can get them all winter long. Now as soon as I see one starting I take L-Lysine - an amino acid supplement. I usually stay on it all winter then stop for the summer until I see a sore forming again the next winter. Then I start taking it again. It works really well for me. Hope you find your answer -
19 Sep 2011
There is a mouth rinse available over the counter, called Biotene, it was developed to heal the canker sores caused by chemo, it has NO sodium lauryl sulfate, and No alcohol, it mimics the natural enzymes and it good about healing mouth irritations. They have a toothpaste too. They are each about $6 to $9 at any drugstore, both are called Biotene.
20 Sep 2011
It is not known what causes canker sores.
"... If you have a canker sore, you should not eat hot or spicy foods, which can cause pain. Mild, over-the-counter mouth washes or salt water may help. There are over-the-counter medicines that soothe the painful area. These medicines are applied directly to the sore area of the mouth.
The easiest home remedy is a mixture of half hydrogen peroxide and half water. Use a cotton swab to apply the mixture directly to the canker sore. Then, dab a small amount of Milk of Magnesia on the canker sore, three to four times a day. This is soothing and may also help it heal.
Another home remedy is to mix half Milk of Magnesia and half Benadryl liquid allergy medicine. Swish this mixture in your mouth for about 1 minute, then spit it out.
Prescriptions may be required for severe cases. This may include fluocinonide gel (Lidex) or chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash. Powerful anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroids are sometimes used.
To prevent bacterial infection, brush and floss your teeth regularly and get routine dental check-ups."
19 Sep 2011
Hi not perfect. Are you sure they are canker sores in your mouth???
Your body is going through a lot of stress right now. So, therefore, you are having some other effects due directly to the stress, namely your mouth. So your sores have vesicles (fluid filled blistery looking) like "cold sores?" or is their some raised areas in your mouth that are tender? There could be a variety of things going on from fever blisters (cold sores or herpes simplex) to lichen plantus, a condition of the mouth where your own body reacts upon itself. I would discuss with your doctor. Also, dentists and oral surgeons are diagnosticians in matters of the mouth.
The oral rinse that Dzoobaby recommended is good. Another oral rinse that must b ordered by prescription is a dexamethasone swish--- 0.5mg per 5 mls. It has the steroid in it--- dexamethasone and it works very well.
I hope you feel better my dear and I hope this helps...
1 Dec 2011
i have had mouth ulcers for months now
i think it is due to the medication i have restarted since over a year ago (lyrica) and (synthroid) since March this year
i have been back & forth with the immune dr and my system is fine
i stopped the lyrica and the mouth ulcers still show up but not as severe as they were (just placed a call to the neurologist) about my meds but if you look up the meds i mention they say they are know to cause ulcers in the mouth (dry mouth)
also stop and read to see if SLS is in your toothpaste - do not use listerine
the ent dr. (nose,ears,throat) doctor told me no good for mouth / ulcers
i use perioxide & warm salt water to gargle and buy special mouthwash (CLOSYS) & toothpaste at the drugstore with no SLS in it (sodium lauryl sulfate) NO ALCOHOL you can also get a q-tip and place perioxide onto the sore to help it heal quicker (Good Luck!) I know they hurt.
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