Hi I had the same thing and ate an avocado and it felt better. Try cutting nuts from your diet for a day and that should help. Nuts can disrupt the Lysine and arginine levels in your body which can cause this.Lysine retards virus growth. Breaking open a vitamin e capsule and applying it directly to your tongue can help and I let cucumber slices sit on my tongue and that made it feel better.
I used to get canker sores all the time, and I never figured out why! I don’t seem to have gotten many since I changed my diet and started taking probiotics regularly. Maybe eating more fruit is helping? I’m just not sure.
But I was fortunate to discover a good treatment. Try swishing with lightly salted water. It’s bizarre, but it really does ease the pain pretty much immediately. The only drawback is that it will eventually start hurting again, so you’ll probably need to repeat this more than once. I do think this will help you heal faster, though—that has been my experience, at least.
Whenever I get a particularly painful or annoying sore, I’ll actually put salt directly on it. However, unlike swishing with salt water, this is initially EXTREMELY painful. But it seems to dry up the surface of the sore, and once the pain from the salt is gone, the sore itself usually isn’t nearly as painful. The benefit is that the sore is almost always gone by later in the day, or the next day at the latest.
i had really awful canker sores for about a month after starting the diet and then they stopped. i have bitten myself numerous times since and havent gotten any sores. maybe its a coincidence. maybe it was some form of detox. you might have to just push through this time. as for the pain i swished with saltwater or rubbed freshly sliced ginger root on the open sore. both methods are painful at first but quicken the healing process.
I have also experienced sores on my tounge. I used a high quality salt pack directly on the sore and stayed away from acidic foods that made it burn. That seemed to help. It was gone after a little over a week.
I think the sore was a result of detox from cooked food. Just have to wait it out!
My husband and I started this raw life style 6 weeks ago – we are doing great. At the end of the first weeks of being 100% raw my husband got canker sores in his mouth, they were on his tongue, his lips and all around inside his mouth. This was due to detoxing – He had these canker sores for 6 days. The first couple of days he swished with salted water and on day three we found that a cup of water with 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar worked great – some of the sores started peeling off right away. He drank juice through all this. Cucumber, Celery, Apple juice.
Well I have had this now for over 5 days – it is pure torture. I have tried everything, ACV, Baking Soda, Salt, Canker Sore patch. Nothing is working, in fact it seems to be getting worse. Ready to cut off the tip of my tongue – just kidding.
If you put a mix of clove EO and olive oil/whatever carrier you want, and put a drop of it on the sore that should help. It’s also used to help numb baby’s gums when they’re teething and helps to prevent infection. But be careful! Essential Oils are very concentrated which is why they must be diluted. About 1 drop EO to a teaspoon is what I use. If I remember right cold sores are some type of infection, like a virus, and the clove helps to kill it. Let me know if this helps!! :) Love, Peace, and Coconut Oil Hair Grease ;-) Alex
I have copied a chart of lysine arginine levels so you can see it. Basically you need to switch to a higher lysine level through food or take a supplement. It doesn’t sound like you have considered this seriously so I hope it helps if you haven’t tried it yet. For instance walnuts have over 2000 iu of arginine and a low level of lysine. This is what you don’t want. I would be curious what your daily diet consists of so any imbalances could be figured.
Ratio of Lysine to Arginine in Certain Foods, by James M. Scutero
Transcribed and calculated using data from Agricultural Handbook, 1-23, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Pears, apples, and apricots are good sources of lysine as well as collard greens. Also another source where lysine is higher than arginine is quinoa- If you could juice some collard greens with some apples and pears that would be an easy thing to try. I hope you can try something like this- what you are going through sounds horrible!
I know you are miserable but your body is going through a very important elimination phase. Just stick with it. Try fasting until noon, or longer if you can. Fruit juice/veg juice fasting will help to speed up your detox as well.
Hi cskinner. I didn’t mean to clog the blog with all that info but it was in a graph and I thought the graph would come out. I can’t imagine eating mango with a sore mouth! Maybe you could go to celery, beet, summer squash, quinoa sprouts, pear, and greens. I hope you can get through this soon. Do you ever take spirulina? That seems like it might help as well. I wish I could help you more!
Hi, Canker sores could be caused by injury, Vitamin B complex deficiency or constipation. Canker sores can become infected by bacteria leading to complications. Hydrogen peroxide is a good anti-septic and also promotes early healing of the canker sores.
Natural or herbal treatment is safe and prevents the oral sores from recurring. Get all the details from any relevant herbal or Natural treatment sites like Mamaherb.com or Altmedicines.com.
hi… im not a vegan or vegetarian, i joined this site because of this topic. i have a very painful canker sore on my tongue and ive had for about a week now, and it is not getting any better. i’ve tried washing my mouth out with salt water, ive tried washing it out with hydrogene paroxide, i tried washing it out with mouth wash, i tried blotting the sore with a cotten ball with hydrogene paroxide on it. It WON’T GO AWAY!!!! Today, for the first time since i’ve had this sore my throat has started hurting, and i feel as though the sore is moving further on my tongue, away from my mouth closer to my throat. i’m not sure if im imagining this, or if its really gradually moving instead of healing. This is not the first time i’ve gotten one of these sores. Last time i saw my doctor, she said she thought it was a sore caused by herpes simplex virus. I don’t know why i keep getting sores on my tongue, and i don’t know what’s causing them. Is it from making out with the wrong people, is it from eating the wrong food, is it from stress, is it from smoking??? I’ve been under a lot of stress lately, and i was smoking a lot more cigarettes than usual, but since i’ve moved, which happened around the same time i got this sore, i’ve been under a lot less stress. About a week ago i was EXTREMELY stressed out, by now, I’m not stressed out at all, the most stressful thing i’m dealing with now IS this sore, and its driving me crazy. I haven’t smoked at all the past few days because of this sore, hoping that that would help it get better, but its not. Everytime i eat, i hurts. I’ve eaten chineese food more than once since ive had the sore, and ive eaten spagetti more than once. I also tried to eat some cashews, and it hurt extremely bad to do that, so i stopped eating those. Can somebody please give me some advice here. I wanna know how to get rid of this sore as soon as possible, first of all, and i want to know if its moving closer to the back of my throat or if im probably just imagining that. and i’d also like to know, most likely, what is the cause of this sore, and why have i gotten these sores in the past and why do i continue to get them, and what should i do about it?
I think I am right in understanding that a canker sore is the same as a mouth ulcer (Im in England). Ive suffered from these for years and when I was finally diagnosed with IBD I found that they can be a symptom.
I found that using a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulphate (the stuff that makes things foam) has helped enormously (as had a high raw diet), and my IBD consultant said that avoiding cinnamon is supposed to help too.
As for what to do when I have one – dribble a lot, eat on one side, get miserable but none of these help it clear up faster. I have tried dabbing them with neat TCP which helped a little. Glad yours has finally cleared up cskinner and I hope you dont get any more.
If you aren’t trying to avoid honey..manuka honey from New Zealand is very helpful for speeding up the recovery of a canker sore. That honey has medicinal properties, because it’s been pollinated from the tea tree plant..
When I was little, my parents always gave me alum powder to put on those sores. It tasted AWFUL but really helped dry up the sore, and that seemed to help it heal faster. We always just had alum around because my mom would pickle and can things, but it should be easy enough to find at any grocery store with spices probably, and cheap.
“For instance walnuts have over 2000 iu of arginine and a low level of lysine. This is what you don’t want.”
Whoa that is crazy – I bought a box of walnuts about a week ago, and I’ve been snacking on them every day (take 1 walnut and 2 raisins in one bite.. yum) instead of my normal cashews and my mouth has broken out terribly! I could NOT figure out why! I cut nuts out of my food yesterday and my mouth went almost back to normal… reaches for bag of nuts I know I should probably give it another day but I love my cashews! lol.
Unfortunately the only thing I know to do to make canker sores go away (when not due to over-eating walnuts) is to rinse with a flouride rinse shudders I know it’s reallllly bad for you but it’ll heal them up quickly.
Aha – just found this link (searching while typing). Hope this helps! http://www.quantumhealth.com/news/canker_sore_m…