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susanep

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Tongue Ulcer
« on: October 12, 2019, 12:17:44 PM »
Hi  Everyone,
I am getting a bit concerned about an ulcer on the side of my tongue. I have had ulcers in mouth before, but they always went away. This is very painful. Any ideas?

Thank you!
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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 10:19:56 PM »
I've never had an ulcer in my tongue, but I've has sores that went away quickly.  I would rinse with hydrogen peroxide & water.  Call your dentist if it persists.

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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 05:38:05 AM »
I use a salt water gargle 4-5 times a day.  stay away from acidic foods and carbonation.
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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 06:47:00 AM »
Thank you so much for your reply's. I will certainly give those a try.

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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 02:59:49 PM »
People with lupus often have these sores as do people with Sjogrens and other autoimmune diseases. All the suggestions are good. I am wondering if there is a new med, maybe even OTC that would help. Might even call your pharmacist. Good luck. Irish

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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 05:57:47 PM »
Thanks everyone!
Hi irish..
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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 06:45:47 PM »
If it's a regular canker sore, I recommend OTC Kanka. I apply before going to bed and the sore is usually gone by the time I wake up in the morning. A home treatment is applying a damp plain tea bag (like Lipton) against the sore for about 5 minutes.

For something more severe, there's Magic Mouthwash by prescription or some people make their own based on recipes found online.

A preventative measure is to use toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate.

Best of luck to you. They are painful nuisances.
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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 07:19:15 PM »
If it's a regular canker sore, I recommend OTC Kanka. I apply before going to bed and the sore is usually gone by the time I wake up in the morning. A home treatment is applying a damp plain tea bag (like Lipton) against the sore for about 5 minutes.

For something more severe, there's Magic Mouthwash by prescription or some people make their own based on recipes found online.

A preventative measure is to use toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate.

Best of luck to you. They are painful nuisances.
I agree - see if your doctor can prescribe Magic Mouthwash. Mine was compounded at a local pharmacy. The pharmacist can add what you need - mine was based on Peptol Bismal which helps coat my mouth temporarily to which was added lidocaine as a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation. It can be customized to what you need and helps soothe and treat your ulcer. They can add antibiotics or antifungal and antihistamines etc.

I also agree with looking for a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate. I also can't tolerate fluoride in my toothpaste - both are extremely irritating ingredients. I do get fluoride in my drinking water as I drink tap water. If you drink bottled/filtered water without fluoride, you can buy it OTC.

Hope it heals quickly, they can be very painful.


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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 08:42:19 PM »
Hello Sjoggie friends,

I take L-Lysine and B-12 tablets when I get sore tongue or mouth sores.  It does seem to help the mouth heal fast.  I actually read this here some years ago and I really do think it works.

I have a bottle of each that I keep in my cupboard.  I might use it once or twice per year.  I can?t remember who posted this but I thought it was good advice.  Also, if I rinse with a listerine type mouthwash it seems to numb the pain.  It hurts to rinse at first but then it numbs the sore parts.
 
These can be so irritating! 

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Re: Tongue Ulcer
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2019, 09:32:45 AM »
Thanks Everyone,
You have so many good ideas.
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