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Help. Servre Cronic Canker Sores

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HI I am new to the board. My son is being tested next week. My son is 7 years old and has debilitating canker sores. I was wondering if anyone noticed a differance in canker sores when they took their child off Gluten.

Also, does anyone know of any good snacks that are dairy free and glutten free?

Thank you so much.

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Hi I am new to this board. My son is being tested next week. Has anybody's child had servre canker sores? If so, did taking your child off Glutten make a difference?

Also, does anyone know of any dairy free and glutten free snacks that kids like?

THank you.

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My children did not have canker sores, but I had geographic tongue. This is basically many open sores on your tongue that never seem to heal. It is very painful. Going gluten free for almost one year has almost cured this problem. It comes & goes, but is getting better.

As far as snacks. My kids love air popped popcorn with butter; cheese crisps made with corn tortillas; rice pudding; corn chips with salsa; gluten-free rice crispy treats; just to name a few. Basically anything your child liked before going gluten free can be modified to be gluten free. My kids also like "sandwiches" made with a corn tortilla toasted in the toaster. Just be sure to buy a new toaster, since the old toaster will have gluten on it. (we have 2 toasters in our kitchen) You can put anything in these "sandwiches". My kids like peanut-butter & jelly; and turkey with ranch dressing.


Myself & 2 children (when they were ages 20 months & 4 & I was 28) diagnosed celiac in July 2005

All Gluten-free since July 2005

My mother & 1 sister diagnosed celiac in December 2005

same sister diagnosed with IBS March 2006

1 other sister self-diagnosed celiac in February 2006

2 other sisters & 1 brother have not been tested yet

My 3rd child is gluten free, but we are not certain he is celiac

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I'm not a child, but I, too, had chronic canker sores before going gluten free. Now I don't get them at all unless I get glutened. Hopefully, your son's will clear up, too.


*Julie*

Gluten free since December 2004

Soy free since June 2005

Dairy free since July 2006

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Hi, well, I am certainly no child either :D , but I used to get canker sores while consuming gluten, and haven't had any since going gluten-free.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I have problems with canker sores and have had SINCE I went gluten-free. My pcp thought it was a vitamin B deficiency so now I take mega doses and but no effect...they just come (up to 10+ at a time) and go in waves (about a month at a time) but in the last few months have actually finally gotten better.

My dentist just prescribed me a mouthwash to use that is supposed to help but I haven't tried it yet - it is waiting for me to pick up at the Rx as we speak.

My son, dairy free, likes corn chips and chocolate sorbet as a treat (this is what he gets for easter and christmas now instead of chocolate).

Oh, I also have a geographic tongue and have had since I was young - mine doesn't hurt and I never notice changes but I don't spend a lot of time looking at my tongue. My DF son also has a geographic tongue.


-Kate

gluten-free since July 2004

Other Intolerances:

Strawberries and Banannas (2007)

Nitrates (April 2006)

Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)

Peanuts (Nov. 2004)

Soy (Oct. 2004)

Almonds (Sept. 2004)

Corn (Sept. 2004)

Lactose/Casein (1999)

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Sorry about the double initial post, that ocurred because I merged two duplicate posts, because they had both gotten responses.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I have problems with canker sores and have had SINCE I went gluten-free. My pcp thought it was a vitamin B deficiency so now I take mega doses and but no effect...they just come (up to 10+ at a time) and go in waves (about a month at a time) but in the last few months have actually finally gotten better.

My dentist just prescribed me a mouthwash to use that is supposed to help but I haven't tried it yet - it is waiting for me to pick up at the Rx as we speak.

My son, dairy free, likes corn chips and chocolate sorbet as a treat (this is what he gets for easter and christmas now instead of chocolate).

Oh, I also have a geographic tongue and have had since I was young - mine doesn't hurt and I never notice changes but I don't spend a lot of time looking at my tongue. My DF son also has a geographic tongue.

I had a bad cold sore before my big glutten outbreak(rash and D) Never had one before that. That was about 4 or 6 months ago. I'll find out what vit. I took. Can't remember right now. (brain fog) What's a geographic tongue? LindaLee


Lee

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Prior to going gluten-free, my daughter would have severe canker sores - she would refuse to eat cause it hurt. They always seemed to be clearing up then a new bunch would arrive. We aave had ZERO canker sores since going gluten-free!


Sandy

Type 1 diabetes - 1986

hypothyroid -1993

pernicious anemia

premature atrial beats

neuropathy

retinopathy

daughter is: age 15

central hypotonia and developmental delay

balance issues (rides an adult 3 wheel bike)

hypothyroid 1996

dermatographia - a form of angioedema 2002

celiac 2004 - by endoscopy

diagnosed Aspergers at age 7 - responded very well (HUGE difference) to gluten-free diet

recovered from Kawasaki (2003)

lactose intolerant - figured out in Oct/06

Gilberts syndrome (April/07)

allergy to stinging insects

scoliosis Jan 2008

nightshade intolerance - figured out April 2008

allergy to Sulfa antibiotics

son is 13

type 1 diabetic - 2003 diagnosed on his 9th birthday

celiac - 2004 by endoscopy

lactose intolerant - figured out Nov/06

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I stick to Crest Toothpaste and haven't had a Canker Sore in years. I forget which exact one but Colgate Toothpaste gave me horrible ulcers or Canker Sores in my mouth!

My mother's cure for Canker Sores was to put Baking Soda directly on them. You would make a paste and pat it on and had to hold your mouth funny for a few minutes though. Do it a couple times in a day. Kinda stung, but it did get rid of them much quicker. Curious if anybody else heard of this?


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I used to get canker sores frequently--since gluten-free, I have not had one :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

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My sister used to get canker cores all the time and she took Lysine tablets, they really helped her.

That was it - Lysine. LLee


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HI I am new to the board. My son is being tested next week. My son is 7 years old and has debilitating canker sores. I was wondering if anyone noticed a differance in canker sores when they took their child off Gluten.

Also, does anyone know of any good snacks that are dairy free and glutten free?

Thank you so much.

I haven't read through other answers, but I'll tell you that I immediately stopped getting canker sores when I quit gluten. I might've also quit citrus (trying to calm my gut down)...but the gluten definitely put an end to the canker sores.

As to snacks - you can make trail mix...I'm still looking for a good tortilla chip that is gluten-free.

Vinegar and citrus might also cause canker sores.

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Tostitos Tortilla Chips are gluten-free. Tostitos are a product of Frito Lay. Frito Lay has a Gluten-Free list of all it's chips, dips, trail mixes etc. Check it out!


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I used to get canker sores regularly, but I haven't in years, which is about how long I've been gluten-free.


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I used to get horrible canker sores before i went gluten-free as well. Now I only get them when I eat something that I shouldn't. Also, I only use toothpaste without Sodium Laurel Sulfate in it. I use Burt's Bees. I hope this helps!

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Even though your post is a month old now, I felt that I should reply. I am 46 an have suffered with canker sores all of my life. Neither doctors nor dentists could tell me why I got them. About 1 year ago, I went on one of those low carb diets. For the first several weeks, I could not eat any carbs except veggies. I suddenly realized that my canker sores dissapeared! I thought it was just a coinsidence so I did a little test. I took 1 bite of regular white bread and within hours, I broke out with 3 cankers. Since then I have gone gluten free and I no longer get them.

I have discovered however, that I can tolerate Spelt flour. Spelt flour has gluten in it but it is a different kind of glute than the gluten found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. There are some great breads out there that are made with spelt flour that are delicious. So, it might be worth it to try spelt bread for your son. He may be able to tolerate it too!

Good luck to you and your son!

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I have discovered however, that I can tolerate Spelt flour. Spelt flour has gluten in it but it is a different kind of glute than the gluten found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. There are some great breads out there that are made with spelt flour that are delicious. So, it might be worth it to try spelt bread for your son. He may be able to tolerate it too!

Good luck to you and your son!

No no no no no! Spelt has exactly the same kind of gluten that wheat, barley, rye, and oats have! It is definitely not safe for someone that is Celiac or gluten intolerant. Maybe, and a weak maybe at that, is that some people with wheat allergy (not celiac or gluten intolerance) might be able to handle spelt. Spelt is basically an anicient form of wheat.


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Even though your post is a month old now, I felt that I should reply. I am 46 an have suffered with canker sores all of my life. Neither doctors nor dentists could tell me why I got them. About 1 year ago, I went on one of those low carb diets. For the first several weeks, I could not eat any carbs except veggies. I suddenly realized that my canker sores dissapeared! I thought it was just a coinsidence so I did a little test. I took 1 bite of regular white bread and within hours, I broke out with 3 cankers. Since then I have gone gluten free and I no longer get them.

I have discovered however, that I can tolerate Spelt flour. Spelt flour has gluten in it but it is a different kind of glute than the gluten found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. There are some great breads out there that are made with spelt flour that are delicious. So, it might be worth it to try spelt bread for your son. He may be able to tolerate it too!

Good luck to you and your son!

I just wanted to say as a chronic major ulcer sufferer I intend to take your advise on converting to a Gluten Free diet. I am 37 years old and have been a sufferer of Major ulcerations for years (17+). It is a shame that so little information is available among health practioners in regards to PREVENTING these little but dehabilittaing demons. I don't mean to sound harsh as I realize it's not possible to be an expert on every subject but, who is suppose to know about this area??? Not a GP or a dentist or at least the ones I've experienced. Years ago I tried to seek help on the subject but shortly realized that I already knew the usual remedies/suspects: SLS, Vitamin B-12, Folic Acid, Zinc, Iron, Lysine, Niacin, food triggers, false food triggers... Literally for me, at any given time I would be uncomfortably housing 2-3 major ulcers at a time. I have to say it goes even beyond a minor annoyance or at least in my life. Besides the pain, if I am to get one on my tongue I find it can literally cause me to be incapable of speaking (although may be great for my wife, it's definately not for my business). I literally once reached a point in my early years where I felt like I would rather not even be, then to go through this painful lonely cycle over and over with no end in sight. I say lonely because I always felt the average person could not relate to what the pain actually felt like. However I did come up with a comparison for my wife (who does not suffer from canker sores thankfully) to relate how it makes me feel. It feels as if someone has taken a pair of pliers to the inside of your mouth that is wherever the ulcer decides to take up residency in your mouth (tongue, lip, cheek...). In a perfect world I would like to write a comprehensive book from the understanding of the canker sore sufferer that provides tangible plottable steps to clearly identify the root cause supported with content based on proven facts... All I know is that I would like to figure it out so I can potentially help others PREVENT this from happening to them... Anyway, thanks for reading my input and If you would like to share a remedy with me I would love to hear from you... Thanks. chris_maynard@lycos.com

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I used to get a lot of canker sores as a child. I never would have thought it was caused by gluten.

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