Crohns Disease- sore gums

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   Posted 7/29/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have recently developed painful sores on my gums. I missed my remicade infusion due to sinus infection and have a week to go before my next one.  the doctor told me there is nothing to do until my infusion!  Any ideas???
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   Posted 7/29/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not had any experience with this myself, but I was thinking that a least rinsing your mouth with warm salt water might help some. Hopefully, someone who has had the mouth ulcers will be along soon with what worked for them.

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   Posted 7/30/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom would rub liquid Vitamin E on her gums.  It taste nasty for a bit, but really helped hers.

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   Posted 7/31/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
The vitamin E sounds like a good idea to me. A lot of the peripheral effects of Crohn's appear to be caused by an allergic vector - IgE. Vitamin E has been reported to inhibit the production of IgE in asthma patients, so it may work here also. Taking extra vitamin C helps the vitamin E by allowing it to regenerate in the body, essentially recycling it.

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   Posted 7/31/2009 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I got some cold sore OTC medication and it numbs the sores. I think warm salt water helps too.

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   Posted 7/31/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I had painful sores on my gums and my throat. The more active my disease the more
sores I would have. My G.I. doc said that Crohn's could happen anywhere in your G.I.
system and thought that was the problem. I was on humira at the time and my doc increased my dose to once a week and the mouth sores got worse. My primary care
doc told me that when your immune system is suppressed like it is with humira you
can develop mouth ulcers. The ulcers are not herpies. Anyway my primary care doc.
gave me lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution to swish in my mouth for the pain.
Lidocaine numbs the mouth and does not burn like some stuff.
Keeper is right about the vitamine E and C and when your immune system is being
suppressed you need extra stuff.When I was getting remicade infusions at the hospital
one of the cancer patients told me about a cook book that was put together for cemo
patients that use all the foods that you need to repair cells. the book is called One Bite
at A Time. I don't know about any of you but I lost my sense of taste or food just tasted
like crap. The recipes in this book used foods and spices that made the food taste good.
I wish you luck. Fruitcake

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   Posted 8/13/2014 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
st marys mouthwash doc called it out for me an it wrked. but as of yesterday they r showing there ugly lil faces again
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