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Constant Sores and Swollen Mouth

Posted by Michelle on 12/17/2007

I saw your website while looking for help with constant canker sores. However, I have a worse problem happening right now. I'm not sure what it is. All of the tissue on the right side of my mouth is swollen, red and raw. The pain is incredible. I can't talk, move my tongue, swallow. Even drinking water is incredibly painful. This is the right side of my tongue, the gums, the area below the tongue, the salvia gland, everything on the right side. There is even a crack on the right side of my mouth. I'm not sure what is happening. I've tried salt water, peroxide, and all of the other remedies for mouth ulcers. However, this just keeps getting worse. It isn't healing. Every day I wake up and it has spread more and is more painful than the previous day. HELP!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Constant canker sores exist because of stress, lack of sleep, wounds in the mouth from bites, acidic foods, sweets, and most importantly, waking up too early in the morning and no toilet breaks in the morning, which leads to constipation. When toxins build up, canker sores flares up as the body cannot toxify the body sufficiently if the wastes still exist in the bowels, and you get toxemia.

Basically, the quickest source of relief, which is often the use of sea salt does help, but it works a lot better whenever plenty of baking soda is added until it no longer dissolved itself used as a mouthwash. Whereupon, a peppermint oil is applied to the area and is covered up with vaseline and this is done and redone, whenever vaseline gets removed, so it may be needed to be reapplied several times of the day, but most importantly in the night time. An addition of xylitol and zinc acetate added to the peppermint oil, of just enough to cover the wounds, about 100 mg each, then covered up the wound ulcers would do nicely. Glycerin may help too, but I used vaseline.

Assuming the canker mouth sores are of viral origin, then I would need B100 vitamin B complex, where most of them are 100 mg each, plus 50 mg of zinc gluoconate, and 1-3 grams of L-Lysine taken once a day for a couple of days.

Then I may need to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda internally twice a day, stop using sodium lauryl toothpaste, but use baking soda and sea salt (optional) with borax as a toothpaste. Added xylitol to it up to 20% can further help kill the bacteria and viruses to the wet paste solution that is made. But it should be noted that I have not had mouth ulcers for the past 6 months because also added plenty of zinc acetate or zinc chloride, about 1%-2% in the wet paste mixed I used to make toothpaste. In my opinion my own canker sores stopped when I now take at least a B50 once a week, 5 days a week baking soda, zinc added to my toothpaste formula free of sodium lauryl sulfate, and regularly used H2O2 1% as a mouthwash after the brushing of teeth. It should also be noted that I had not have constipation during this period, at least not a severe one too.

Certain habits needs to be changed. I would avoid using toothpaste, try to take a toilet break first thing in the morning (never delay it), try to prevent any constipation, avoiding sleeping late, and avoid sweets and artificial sweeteners as I found out later it lowered the immune system, destroys certain organs that controls the blood sugar because of these artificial sweeteners.

In the short run, I get most of my relief by applying plenty peppermint oil, but regularly alkalizing myself using either 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day in 1/2 glass of water, especially in the evening, will help.

It is important in my opinion to buy those dental pastes which seems to help healing. However, ulcers give rise whenever the body is low in vitamin C sodium ascorbate, vitamin B complex, zinc, magnesium and possibly lysine. Once the condition is gone, a maintainance dose may be needed for all of those, but especially, b complex, lysine and vitamin C. Baking soda and getting alkalized is still important. I sometimes also use 100 mg of zinc acetate in my mouth and keep there for up to 30 minutes to make sure they die. Green tea can be antiviral from the tannins and can be kept in the mouth too, although this tends to cause staining of the teeth if done too much and H2O2 1% used as mouthwash will remove whatever staining there is.

If I am desperate, I may resort to 20 drops of sodium chlorite in 1/2 tablespoon of water with 1/2 glass of water and keep in my mouth for 30 minutes, just to kill them. But in the long run it is the dietary issues, deficiency, and acidosis which causes ulcers, at least for me.

One experimental mouthwash, in case everything seems painful is the use of milk of magnesia as a mouthwash and added peppermint oil to reduce the pain, in case the pain is just unbearable, I always can use plenty of peppermint oil in my mouth several times. It should be noted that peppermint is antiviral and kills the canker sore virus, but the alkalinity of the milk of magnesia kills it too, as well as xylitol and zinc acetate in case you are wondering.

Sea salt is quite good for most mild cases of ulcers, but in tough ones, required a more comprehensive way to deal with it and other factors must also be be used too.

I hope this info. helps! If any problems, just email me for additional questions.