Mouth Sores

Boredie

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For a few months now I've been suffering from mouth sores/blisters/ulcers whatever you want to call them.
Every time I get 1 or 2. One of them will be in a real annoying place which will cause excruciating pain when I'm eating. Every day they grow by 1 mm. They last to about 2-3 weeks then they disappear, and it starts all over again the following day.
I was told it is a problem with my immune system, that I should take something for it, I tried but didn't seem to help much after the first few takes.
Have any of you suffered from them?
 

Merc

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#2
Are you talking about Canker Sores? If so, yeah those things suck but they're nothing threatening.
 

Jeanie

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I had them really bad when I had mono. Mono infects your immune system, so it doesn't function as well, so people typically get sores like that when they have mono.

I think I would make an appointment for a physical if I were you, Boredie. You should probably find out why you keep getting them because it's not normal. It could be that you have a deficient number of a particular type of immune cells called neutrophils.

Or the sores could be caused by a dietary deficiency but I can't think off the top of my head what it might be.

good luck
 

Boredie

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I had them really bad when I had mono. Mono infects your immune system, so it doesn't function as well, so people typically get sores like that when they have mono.

I think I would make an appointment for a physical if I were you, Boredie. You should probably find out why you keep getting them because it's not normal. It could be that you have a deficient number of a particular type of immune cells called neutrophils.

Or the sores could be caused by a dietary deficiency but I can't think off the top of my head what it might be.

good luck
Thanks for the advice, Jeanie :) I'll look into it.
 

Millz

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Canker Sores are brought upon us by the Devil himself IMO...I really hate them with a passion.

For me I usually get one at a time but they go away within a day or so. If you have problems with them always being around and having multiple ones at a time then do what the others suggested and get it looked at.
 

dDave

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I have something similar in my mouth, right on the inside corners of the lips. I guess that I just got used to them after a while, eventually it just callused over and while the sores are still there, they don't hurt at all.

What have you been talking for your immune system?

I found this for an answer on yahoo questions.

There are alot of things you can do to make your immune system stronger. Some to by recognizing what caused your immune system to get weak, then avoiding those things as much as possible. Before I share many ways to boost your immune system, take a look at some possible reasons why our immune system gets weak.

1) Toxins: Most people today have excess accumulation of toxins and waste material in their bodies causing their body to be acidic and adding stress to their immune system function. The two main reasons for this is
a) People are putting huge amounts of toxins (mostly unknowingly) in their bodies on a regular basis and
b) their elimination channels are clogged, slow or sluggish.
c) toxins like "junk" food, medications(drugs), sugars, excess alcohol, allergens all stress your immune system, thus making it weak and unable to fight the germs when exposed to them.

2) Nutritional Deficiency:
When your body lacks nutrition, you will have a weak immune system.
Since our bodies can not produce nutrients needed for optimal health, quality food plays a major factor in keeping our cells healthy and our immune system strong. Food not only provides energy to your body, but all the nutrients that are essential for a healthy immune system.

3) Lack of drinking healthy water:
Dehydration means the cells just simply do not have enough fluid. Dehydration cause medical problems including pain, arthritis, asthma, and allergies, among other medical issues. It can affect your energy and your sleep, and the ability to get toxins/waste material out of the body.

4) Lack of physical activity:
Lack of regular, moderate exercise appears to slow down cleansing the body of certain toxins and waste products

5) Lack of sufficient rest:
lack of sleep will stress your immune system and thus increase the risk of catching a bug.

6) Chronic stress
People who are under chronic stress have lower than normal white blood cell counts, are more vulnerable to colds and other viruses and take longer to recover from them. They are more likely to experience more severe symptoms than people who are not under a great deal of stress.

The good news is you can strengthen your immune system by doing as many of the following list as possible....

1) keep practicing good personal hygiene care, wash your hands! The great plague of 1918 could have been avoided by practicing good personal hygiene.

2) get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.

3) get moderate and regular exercise
An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.

4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.
Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.

5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of filtered water.
Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death.

6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.
Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.

7) Eat nutritiously
Good foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail. Besides water, wheatgrass juice, aloe vera juice, or green tea are good drinks. If it doesn’t rot or sprout, do without.
Stay away from junk food like pop, bake goods, any processed foods. Bad foods contain stuff like refined sugar, sodium nitrite, Trans fats, Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), Artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors.

8) Take supplements
Supplements are needed because our bodies can not produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system.

Best herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, olive leaf extract, elderberry, or astragalus.

Best vitamins include Vitamin A, C, or E. These are a good source of antioxidants, which will boost your immune system.
The minerals zinc and selenium also help with boosting your immune system.

As you can see, there is no one magic cure, one supplement, or one remedy to strengthen your immune system, but there are many things you can do to help your situation.

More details can be found at the website in the source box.
Source(s):
Remedies For Your Immune System: Be Free From Sickness and Disease
That article seemed to make sense to me from what I've heard about making the immune system stronger.

Kind of reminds me of eczema, while most people think that it's a skin problem it's actually a problem with the immune system, so I can see why it would make sense that getting sores in your mouth is a problem with the immune system.
 

Boredie

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Are you talking about Canker Sores? If so, yeah those things suck but they're nothing threatening.
Neither is having migraines. But whoever suffers from them - suffers badly.
It just seemed to me that your response was like "no big deal".

I have something similar in my mouth, right on the inside corners of the lips. I guess that I just got used to them after a while, eventually it just callused over and while the sores are still there, they don't hurt at all.
You're lucky then :)
I know it's an immune system problem, the only thing I can do for now is take supplements to strengthen it. I've done so in the past but after a length of time it stopped helping. Apparently I needed to take this thing for 8 weeks, stop a week and start again. I wasn't told that, so no wonder it stopped working for me.
 

Nixola

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I really really really hate it when I can mouth ulcers, just like everyone else. When they are quite big and in a really annoying place sometimes you just can't eat the stuff you want because it hurts or you cant brush your teeth round that area coz it hurts so much!
 

Merc

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Neither is having migraines. But whoever suffers from them - suffers badly.
It just seemed to me that your response was like "no big deal".
:headscratch:

No offense, but . . what? I didn't say anything about migraines. I said canker sores, which are mouth sores that result from several of the things dDave listed and they're nothing but painful. They eventually go away.
 

AnitaKnapp

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I don't get them that often, but when I do, I use a vitamin supplement called Lysine. It seems to help get rid of them faster.