Hi Nannieof3, I can sure relate to what you have going on. As Sherrine mentioned about her kids getting them, I remember those days well. My mom always had me rinse my mouth with salt water. Even as a kid they were painful.
This subject has been discuss many times over the years in another forum. The proper name is aphthous ulcers, fancy name for canker sores, lol. Here is some remedies posted by members that said it worked for them. Mixing equal parts of liguid Benadryl & Maalox, swish it around in your mouth & spit out, folic acid lozenges to suck on & use toothpastes & mouth washes that do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate. I also read this at the Mayo Clinic's website about the tooth paste & mouth washes. I suggest you go to Mayo Clinic.com & read their info. Mayo mentions low folic acid being a potential culprit. It is not clear what causes these but they are ways to treat them. Last but not least, if they become too bad, see your dentist, he can rx a mouth rinse to clear them up.
Good luck on getting rid of them.
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