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#650840 Canker Sores

Posted by on 02 November 2010 - 07:30 PM

I've had canker sores my whole life but when I went gluten free 13 months ago I did notice that they weren't occurring as frequently. Lately I've had them pretty much constantly though and I know it's not accidental glutening. Their reappearance has coincided with other symptoms I used to have when I was B12 deficient. I've got an appointment scheduled to have blood work done but I'm guessing that's going to be the case for me. That, plus stress and probably hormones because I switched birth control recently.

I stopped using my electric toothbrush (or rather, I still use it manually) because it was sort of traumatizing my gums. I switched to Burt's Bees toothpaste because it doesn't have SLS, which I read is part of the problem. I don't recommend Burt's Bees toothpaste for other reasons but I think it has helped a little with canker sores.

A physician's assistant told me to try using Oragel and taking L-Lysine when I feel a canker sore coming on. I've had good luck with both of those too.

Sorry for the length. It's been a looooooong week and I'm too exhausted to move my cursor to the post button so I'm just chattering away now. la la la la la la la.....
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#609645 Labeled gluten-free But Had Caramel Coloring

Posted by on 08 May 2010 - 07:13 PM

Caramel color is safe for celiacs. Period.

I disagree, at least as far as my own system is concerned. I've had several reactions that were tied back to caramel coloring.
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