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LittleE--I've had them and my diagnosis is Crohn's...They haven't been debilitating, for me, but they hurt and make eating/talking hard. I just look at them as another Crohn's bi-product and I do the salt water for relief...
I find the soap thing VERY interesting (welcome BunzSudz)...I believe that most of our (all different people) problems are self inflicted with the products we use! I have recently gone to all natural products(after switching to organics years ago) and find a big difference for me...
I am sorry about your sores. I am from the UC forum, but I had those sores so terrible when I was put in the hospital once for the flare and sores (could not eat/talk etc) I am also a teacher.
The antiviral Accyclovair (spelling?) seemed to help but they gave me heavy doses in the hospital. The cause of the sores was unknown but was determined by the infectious doctors that it was due to low hemoglobim and everything else low in my body at that point (hemo was at 6.1). It took me collapsing to get to the hospital. (bad situation... never do that again... I hope)
Good luck with gettting rid of them. It took about a full 5 days after the onset of that medicaiton to be able to actually eat soft foods.