I don't know if this is a fibro thing or not but it takes nothing for me to get a canker sore or irritation from something I eat. Those taste bud thingys on my tongue swell and get sore. I have had four or five cankers going on at once. Been to dentist, periodontist..blood work and the best they can come up with is 'reccurent aptheous ulcers." I do know that dry mouth from meds and fibro make the tissue more fragile and thin from lack of saliva. Chapstick is my best friend cause my lips are so dry. If you have dry mouth, I would say it's a fibro-thing.
This really does work! Honestly! I have Crohn's disease and would get sores in my mouth and all along the sides of my tongue. I barely could eat anything. Finally I thought the alcohol could kill bacteria so I got some rum, swished it around my mouth and spit it out. It really burned for about 20-30 seconds and then the area was somewhat numbed...which was a relief to me. I noticed later that day that the sores were better so I used the rum again. It didn't burn nearly as badly and by the next day the sores were pretty much gone.
So, when my children would get canker sores, I'd dip a Q-Tip in the rum and put it on the sore. They knew it would burn but they also knew it would clear it up. They would even come to me and ask me to use it on a canker sore.
To this day, they use rum for things like this. I had a mild cold sore starting and got out the Blistex and my daughter told me she uses rum for that too! LOL
This is how my "medicinal rum" stories have gotten started on this forum. Marlee does like to get into my rum supplies when I have a virtual party at my house.
Wow, I am going to try that medicinal rum thing. Would medicinal scotch work too? I don't have any rum. We used to put teeny dabs of rum on the baby's gums for teething. A friend from church recommended it. I am not sure if it helped or not.
I also get sores inside my lips that appear from nowhere and these little sore blisters on the back sides or roof of my mouth. If the little blisters can be popped, they stop hurting immediately.
I looked it up on the internet and found this:
NSAIDS and Methotrexate can cause mouth sores. Yogurt, folic acid and acidophilus can help.
And of course, dry mouth can cause them too.
I will keep looking.
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As I said before, I chose rum because I like the taste. But it's the alcohol that does the work so I don't know why whiskey wouldn't work. I just know the sores heal up for me.
Littleneck...I have a jar of vaseline in almost every room in the house and carry a tube of it in my purse because my lips and the corners of my mouth are so dry and cracked. I used to be embarassed too when friends and family would come over and see all this vaseline everywhere...wondered what they thought I was doing with so many jars...LOL! Don't care anymore. Again, I think we get the mouth soreness and dry lips from lack of saliva.