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5 Consecutive Canker Sores In 16 Days

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Wow. Just wow. I've suffered canker sores since I was a kid. At most I'd get one, maybe 2 a month and often could go months between them. Since going gluten-free they've reduced in frequency and longevity and recently they went away entirely which was nice. I posted in another thread how I'm home on vacation for a while in my gluten eater home and some of my symptoms are popping up. Well last night started canker sore #5 since June 10. As one heals another pops up. 5 sores in 16 days is a totally bizarre ocurance for me. They are much smaller less painful and heal in about 4 days which is way better than the giant craters that would last a week or longer that I used to get. But I'm just totally thrown by these consecutive sores. I just bought a new dedicated toaster and am going to be much more diligent about how I handle the kids food. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this and put an end to it.

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Wow. Just wow. I've suffered canker sores since I was a kid. At most I'd get one, maybe 2 a month and often could go months between them. Since going gluten-free they've reduced in frequency and longevity and recently they went away entirely which was nice. I posted in another thread how I'm home on vacation for a while in my gluten eater home and some of my symptoms are popping up. Well last night started canker sore #5 since June 10. As one heals another pops up. 5 sores in 16 days is a totally bizarre ocurance for me. They are much smaller less painful and heal in about 4 days which is way better than the giant craters that would last a week or longer that I used to get. But I'm just totally thrown by these consecutive sores. I just bought a new dedicated toaster and am going to be much more diligent about how I handle the kids food. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this and put an end to it.

wow, sorry to hear about the suffering you have gone through. I completely relate as I am sure many of us can. I suffered from canker sores since childhood and for awhile I was going to my GP once a month and he would burn them off with silver nitrate. Of course he never put all my symptoms together to see if I was gluten intolerant.

So I did alot of research and changed my toothpaste to one that did not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (sls). The only one I knew at the time was Rembrandt Canker Sore brand. but there are other natural toothpastes out there and also sensodyne makes one now for enamel protection that does not contain SLS. I have been using this for years before I was dx'd and went gluten-free, and my incidence of canker sores almost disappeared.

hope this helps. My new dentist uses some kind of acid if I get a bad one now. No matter how careful you are, you can still get one. I also take the amino acid L-Lysine at night before bed and it always seems to help reduce the length and severity...

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Thanks Quincy. I too use Rembrandt C. Been using it about 5 months or so. I love that my mouth feels clean w/out that crazy burning feeling that I always used to get from Colgate. I can't imagine having silver nitrate applied to them. Doesn't that sting like crazy?! As a kid I always had this gritty pasty stuff that was an RX from the dentist that was supposed to help them heal quicker. I don't think it ever really worked that great. As I said, these are small and mild in comparison to what I used to get it's just the frequency that has my attention. I'm guessing that now that I'm at 7mo gluten-free I'm just becoming more and more sensitive to trace gluten.

I appreciate the people on this forum who I can commiserate with!

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For me a canker sore is a sure sign that I've gotten glutened! I hope you can get to the bottom of it. I hate those things. Ouch!

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For me a canker sore is a sure sign that I've gotten glutened! I hope you can get to the bottom of it. I hate those things. Ouch!

yes it is one of the symptoms of ceiac. I used to get them in my throat too. The silver nitrate stings for sure, but its worth the momentary pain to just have it gone.

My dentist uses an acid and that hurts like heck but gone completely right away.

you should begin to notice alot of improvement. I got rid of all product with SLS including shampoos. be careful of mouthwash and gum because those are irritants as well.

Oh, be careful with ascorbic acid, as in vitamin c tablets. That was the biggest problem for me. as soon as I would take one I would get a canker sore....

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Thanks again. Working on reducing SLS in my household. I use SLS free shampoo and body wash.

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My daughter's canker sores were caused by iron malabsorbtion. Diagnosed by Mayo Clinic.

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My daughter's canker sores were caused by iron malabsorbtion. Diagnosed by Mayo Clinic.

Interesting. I used to be borderline anemic too.

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Interesting. I used to be borderline anemic too.

yes that is interesting. I had low ferritin levels when I first was diagnosed

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I am having the same experience--every 5 or 6 days now for the last two months I get a canker sore, some of them not so large, and with it I get all muscle achey and fatigued, knocked out! I never got them frequently before. It is really a drag--feel like I can't rely on being able to get out and live my life.

I will hunt the SLS free toothpaste. I already am strictly gluten-free and do Paleo (no grains, dairy, or eggs), I wonder if there are hidden ingredients in any processed foods triggering these? Why all of a sudden?

Wow. Just wow. I've suffered canker sores since I was a kid. At most I'd get one, maybe 2 a month and often could go months between them. Since going gluten-free they've reduced in frequency and longevity and recently they went away entirely which was nice. I posted in another thread how I'm home on vacation for a while in my gluten eater home and some of my symptoms are popping up. Well last night started canker sore #5 since June 10. As one heals another pops up. 5 sores in 16 days is a totally bizarre ocurance for me. They are much smaller less painful and heal in about 4 days which is way better than the giant craters that would last a week or longer that I used to get. But I'm just totally thrown by these consecutive sores. I just bought a new dedicated toaster and am going to be much more diligent about how I handle the kids food. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this and put an end to it.

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For me I think it was either cc or lack of vitamin b12. I got a new toaster last week and I started taking b12 2x a week again. I had been taking it daily early on but then quit all together. I made both changes last week and I've been canker sore free since.

I use Rembrandt C (canker sore) toothpaste and like it a lot.

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