Oh good god my throat! What to do for throat ulcers!

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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently got a really bad bug which im just getting over involving fever for days, sickness, headache, ear ache all that fun stuff and of course sore throat. The doctor says it looks viral, but I have gotten one or two before from crohns. Now the issue is that I have like... 15 and all down the top of my throat and im gargling with salt water about 40 times a day, they have just really made themselves apparent today. Does ANYONE have ANY tips whatsoever to help with the pain and or make them heal toute suite! I figured if anyone was gonna know it would be our community here!

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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
If its viral taking 1000 mgs of Lysine (l-lysine) per day will help immensly. If its Chron's or med related taking 5 mgs per day of folic acid will help to clear it up quickly.
I have had ulcers in my mouth and throat from both causes and that helped a lot.

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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
for your throat you could try tablespoons of honey to see if that will help ease off some of the discomfort...honey has healing powers, it's an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal as well.

Extra virgin olive oil also has the same effect as honey and pain relief as well.

Feel better soon :)
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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Get a prescription for Oracort steroid dental paste. It works wonders in less than 24 hours! I've been using it for years.
In the meantime, gargle with warm salt water. That will help temporarily. 0

Best wishes.

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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
You can also buy a throat gargle that has anaesthetic in it. Dentists use it. Just go to the pharmacist, explain your problem and ask for their advice.

I'm sorry this has happened to you. They hurt, don't they?
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   Posted 10/7/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
You maybe need to check back with your doc to make sure that, your throat is not a strep throat. That can sometimes happen
following a viral infection....

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   Posted 10/7/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Now the others have helped with some advice just wanted to say I hope you feel better soon. How big are those sores? lol gail
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   Posted 10/8/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this sounds weird, but it works.  When I was pregnant my GI suspected that some of my meds got stuck in my throat and dissolved there.  He gave me carafate, which is a tablet you take for stomach ulcers, and lidocaine jelly suspension.  I crushed a tablet in a shot glass, added a teaspoon of lidocaine jelly and a few ml's of hot water, and drank it down.  Healed everything right up.  Prior to this concoction I couldn't eat, drink or take my pills and I was 6 months pregnant at the time.  The pharmacy looked at me like I was crazy because I had to explain to them how I was supposed to take the stuff. 

Diagnosed Sept. 2004 (two weeks before my wedding)
Currently on Humira, Pentasa, Prevacid, Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid
Have also taken Entocort, Remicade, Methotrexate and Imuran

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   Posted 10/8/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! I'm so glad I read this, I get mouth ulcers constantly and sometimes they take forever to heal, usually I just rinse with salt water but I can't wait to try some of these next time.

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   Posted 5/21/2013 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
For people that find they suffer mouth ulcers regularly look for a toothpaste that contains no Sodium laureth sulfate, as it is an irritant to ulcers and makes them take forever to heal.

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   Posted 5/21/2013 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Closing this thread as it is very old and when newcomers post to old threads, it's common for participating current members to skip past them. Pls start a new thread on this topic if you wish.
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