View Full Version : Mouth Sores
Every time I go 100% raw (I'm usually around 80%) I get huge canker sores in my mouth. So much that it really hurts to eat. Not that I can't stand to miss a few meals ;) but any suggestions for a mouth rinse or foods to avoid?
06-06-2005, 09:42 AM
adding spinach to my smoothies really helped to keep my mouth healthy...sorry about the discomfort.
06-06-2005, 12:00 PM
Hi Texy. I have suffered with canker sores all my life. In the last five years my tongue has joined the fray with sores all over it! It gets raw for about 2 weeks each month. I started hormone therapy over a year ago and hoped a side effect would help my mouth. It did only a little. Not enough to make a difference.
I was curious to find out what would happen when I went raw. I have been raw for 40ish days (I forgot the start date, somewhere in mid april). At first my mouth was better, although I did have to learn to rinse my mouth after juices and acid fruits. 8 days ago I spontaneously got 4 cankers and they have taken all this time to heal. One is still there and seems to flare up with acids. I am not sure, but I am guessing my body is getting stuff out! Maybe I will have more as I continue to detox, but I am believing that eventually my body wont need that old path of releasing toxins as I continue to heal with live food.
I hear you.
06-06-2005, 10:51 PM
i have heard of canker sores being a way for the body to detox, hopefully you wont have to suffer too long! best of luck and stay confident that you are doing the best thing for your body!
06-07-2005, 02:28 AM
chinese would say that you're on fire. you've been eating too many "hot" foods, and maybe you're under some stress. hot foods include pears, dates, oranges...
cool yourself off with watermelon and cucumber. eat it fresh and carefully (not nipping your lips).
06-07-2005, 04:48 AM
Victoria Boutenko suggests rinsing your mouth out with filtered water about every 2 hours, to keep the acidity down, and to realize that it is a detox, and can takes a few days or weeks to heal, but don't eat anything cooked, as this will simply suppress the cold soars, they will re-surface later.
Hope they heal soon, sorry you are uncomfortable, but know it will pass.
06-08-2005, 08:23 PM
This is the second time I've had to type this...don't know why I got thrown out just a bit ago...or my reply may be floating out there somewhere, I dont' know!!!!
Anyway, the point is: I've been on eating about 80% raw for the past 4 months also. I too have developed mouth sores of a sort. What I originally thought was a canker sore apparently is not. My "establishment" doctor(whom I love, but I prefer to try homeopathic remedies first)says I have angular cheilosis. This is a chapping of the the lips accompanied by painful cracks at the corners. When I researched this on the internet it said the most common cause was vitamin B deficiency. And , my doc said that for many people this may never go away. Since researching this, I feel I need to talk to him again. Why wouldn't he give me a Vit B shot and tell me to take B vitamin supplements?! Anyway, while researching this I came across that canker sorescan be caused as an allergic reaction to some nuts, including ALMONDS. I suggest you do a "google" search yourself because there were a host of other reasons including stress. How to get rid of them and the cheilosis...now that's the trick. My doctor put me on a steroid ointment called Desonide(0.05%). It has definately taken care of the problem, however, I 'd like to know if there are any homeopathic remedies.
I'd also like to go back to eating raw again, since I've fallen off the wagon BIG TIME these last two weeks. I have to admit that I'm a more than a little hesitant because this cheilosis thing is not pleasant, and I have a suspicion that the two are related.
Does anyone know anything else about this?
06-11-2005, 10:45 AM
I had this happen from the really acidic fruit. I have never had a canker sore in my life. I'm not sure how you feel about aspirin, but if you take a tiny little piece and let it melt on the spot it helps heal it very fast. It doesn't taste as bad as you think either. I used to use it when I got mouth sores from braces and I tried it again with the canker sores and it helps a lot!! I hate these. They make you not want to eat at all. :(
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.