Having alot of mouth sores - Yeast, thrush?

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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I've recently started having bouts of infections around my mouth especially the corners which I thought was cold sores but I'm not sure. I'm not officially diagnosed w/ MS but have many of the symptoms (blurry vision, balance problems, loss of concentration/short term memory, leg/foot tingliness etc.) Brain MRI came out clear. Had EMG-nothing but severe carpel tunnel in rt. hand, mild in left. 
Anybody out there with MS that has mouth sores/oral yeast infections?  Is this common with MS? I have been under some stress lately.  I bought some live yogurt (sugarfree) to help. Any suggestions?
Thanks :-)

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   Posted 9/23/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you have posted before about cold sores.  I have never heard of mouth infections being associated with MS.  MS is pretty much a central nervous system disease.  It can cause many many symptoms but I have not heard of it causing infection. 
You have a probable MS diagnosis?  Was that before the clean MRI?  I hope you can find some answers soon. 
Your symptoms, while shared by MS, are also shared by many many other diseases.  These cold sores and mouth sores seem to be indicating something else.  Good luck, I hope you are feeling better soon.
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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   Posted 10/6/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have sjogrens syndrome from the other immune problems I have and that is where your immune system destroys or damages moisture producing glands, it damages especially the saliva glands and the tear ducts wich are in charge of keeping bacteria in check that is what causes frequent motuth sores and yeast for me. symptoms are, excessive dry eyes, excessive thirst, vaginal dryness, frequent mouth sores, memory problems frequent sinus infections due to dry nasal passages,clumsiness in some people if this continues to b a problem u should go see a rhuematologist they could give u more info than I could . I hope maybe I could be of some health or look up sjogrens' syndrome

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   Posted 4/1/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your help. I appreciate any input. It's frustrating because I deal with many of the same symptoms of MS: blurry vision, off-balance, loss of concentration, slurred speech, weak hand/numbness, tingling, fatigue. I'm tired of just not knowing. I'm having bloodwork because of my repeated cold sores and fatigue. Will keep everyone updated when I know something.

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   Posted 4/1/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ren,

Two other autoimmune conditions that characteristically have mouth sores as a symptom are lupus and celiac disease. I have both. :(

If I accidentally eat something containing gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye), my mouth will break out all over the inside with canker sores. In me, this is caused by celiac disease.

It is definitely possible to have more than one autoimmune disease simultaneously!

Also, mouth ulcers or sores have been reported by people with Lyme disease. Lyme disease can give you symptoms exactly like MS, or lupus, or any number of autoimmune diseases. I have Lyme too. :(

So I guess the bottom line is that it's a good thing your doctor is running some tests to evaluate you for other possible conditions (besides MS). Good luck at solving your medical mystery.....I really hope you find some answers soon!!

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   Posted 4/1/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have MS but COPD.Using a nebulizer you get thrush esp.if you forget to rinse out your mouth after each use which I did.Now though I keep my mouth rinsed out........

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   Posted 4/4/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
You may have a yeast infection from candida albicans if you have been on antibiotics lately?

In Australia you can buy an anti-fungal drug to treat thrush over the counter. It is a tablet. It kills the candida in your body.

Once you take it you then take lots and lots of heavy-duty probiotics. As many different strains and brands as you can - get the refrigerated ones from the chemist as they are the best quality.

These take up territory inside your gut, denying free real estate to the candida albicans that will try to return.

it will put your body's flaura and fauna into a bit of a better balance.

You are not a single organism but an ecosystem. at the moment you have fungal overgrowth and need to cut it back.

This may help you if it is caused by the yeasty - thrushy fungus you describe. It might not be anything to do with MS.

Best of luck!!
Female, 36. Diagnosed December 2009 after 4 months of pain, blood and mucous.
sulfasalazine prescribed but never taken as my flare went away with small liquid meals, probiotics and vitamins.

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