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musem
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posted 12-23-1998 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for musem     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I seem to remember someone posting about canker sores and GERD recently, but didn't pay enough attention to it. In addition to being blessed with IBS, I have a mild case of GERD, as well. I can't sleep on my back, and normally sleep on my side. Sometime, due to lack of circulation in bent legs, I need to sleep on my stomach. I've found that if I sleep on my stomach too many days in a row, I get canker sores on the inside of my lower lip. Is there a real relationship here? If so, is there anything that can be done to eliminate, or at least reduce, the occurence of canker sores? I've got a bad one now, that doesn't seem to be responding very well to Zilactin (OTC topical skimming medication containing tannin).

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posted 12-23-1998 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Susan K   Click Here to Email Susan K     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
?Reflux? Biting your lower lip in your sleep? You got me!

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posted 12-27-1998 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rose   Click Here to Email Rose     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Are canker sores viral? Or is that cold sores? ??DocJ or Flux?? Anyone know?

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musem
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posted 12-28-1998 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for musem     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Canker sores are viral. I just thought someone on the BB had posted about them recently. Must have been dreamin again, I guess.

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posted 12-31-1998 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Canker sores are viral, and there's not a whole lot you can do about them! I get them too, and I know how frustrating they are. I read somewhere that yogurt is supposed to help heal them, but I've never tried it. The only thing I usually do is get Oragel or something to releive the pain, and just let them heal on their own. But please, if anyone has found anything else that works, let us know!!!!

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posted 01-05-1999 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for belfor     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Canker sores can be more painful that fever blisters because they are usually in or on the mucosa of the mouth. I would cut out anything sour such as juices,vinegar,certain fruits, saurkraut, whole wheat,preservatives such as sodium benzoate and aspirin, and I would take some Vitamin B complex and some Vitamin A (about 5,000U) both of these are often helpfull because canker sores may be due to a deficiency of vitamins and being run down from exams too little sleep,and if your can tolerate yogurt plain with active cultures. Feel better, let me know how you are in 2-3 days. belle

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posted 01-09-1999 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glenda     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
A good topical ointment for canker sores is "Carmax" ointment. Canker sores can be a sign of Constipation I've heard.
Then there's Cold sores , "Zoverax" (Rx.)
can help to dry those up on your lips.
The pills are taken if the cold sores are in your mouth. The ointment is for on your lips.

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posted 01-12-1999 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for belfor     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
MUSEM: Are you feeling better? Hve your canker sores gone away?

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posted 01-12-1999 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sass   Click Here to Email sass     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi Bob,

I too recall a post about canker sores & ibs but also don't remember what was said. I do think there must be some kind of connection though as that was one of the first questions my gastro doc. asked me.
Fortunately I don't seem to be bothered by them but I do notice a change in my complexion durring a flare up.
Best of luck to you at finding relief!
sass

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musem
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posted 01-13-1999 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for musem     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi Guys:
Yeah, it's gone (only had the one). Funny thing, I was taking 1gm vitamin C a day when it happened. I vaguely remember maybe taking C the last time. Strange thing if there's a connection. I stopped the C, and my doc put me on prilosec for GERD.

BTW. I usually use zilactin ointment for canker sores. However this one was in a funny place, and the zilactin caused me a problem. I switched to Orabase-B when the sore was just about gone, and was OK.

bob

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posted 01-13-1999 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blair   Click Here to Email Blair     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
When I was a kid I got canker sores all the time caused by too many Oranges. I also get them from strawberries and almost always in the spring. Try L-Lysine an amino acid. Works for me. Hydrogen Peroxide swished in the mouth was the old fasioned remedy I used to endure as a kid, worthless.

[This message has been edited by Blair (edited 01-13-99).]

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