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Posted by Rebekah on August 14, 2002 at 22:15:29:

I wanted to respond to some previous messages regarding canker sores, but Iím not sure how this works. I have suffered majorly, and am desperate at this point. I've had them all my life, and currently have 10 painful cankers. I'm reduced to eating cream of wheat, and even that hurts. I've tried iron, vitamin b, garlic, lysine, acidophilus (the closest cure yet) and every medication, or idea that every dentist and doctor I've ever had has offered. I've just ordered toothpaste from the web called Enamel Saver that I'm hoping will help. It claims that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in toothpaste renders your mouth susceptible. Has any one tried this? My daughters, age 7 and 5 also get canker sores, and I donít want them to go through as much pain as I have. I donít have cold sores or herpes; itís not the same at all. The herpes medicine didnít help at all, neither did the lysine.



Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by H on August 14, 2002 at 23:24:54:

In Reply to: canker sores -need help posted by Rebekah on August 14, 2002 at 22:15:29:

My two cents: Weleda toothpastes have no SLS (detergent) in them- can be found in health food stores. I avoid SLS like the plague, though not for the reasons you are concerned about (I don't know if there is a connection). Consider daily deep relaxation (I know it is difficult with the little ones, but you might create an opportunity to teach them skilled relaxation or look into tapes for children-check Chinaberry catalog), increasing your water intake and adding 1/4 tsp of Celtic Sea Salt every 32 oz. of water, eliminating refined sugar. Good luck- H.



Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by Rebekah on August 15, 2002 at 00:18:37:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores -need help posted by H on August 14, 2002 at 23:24:54:

I'm interested to know why you avoid SLS anyway - I want to know its evils



Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by Jennifer on August 15, 2002 at 09:13:09:

In Reply to: canker sores -need help posted by Rebekah on August 14, 2002 at 22:15:29:

Rebekah,
I started using Enamel Saver toothpaste about 3 years ago because I suffered from unbelievable canker sores too. In the past 3 years I think I've only had maybe one canker sore!!! (Used to have multiple sores in my mouth constantly!) It works and is worth the expense! (For me, anyway!)

Jennifer



Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by Rebekah on August 15, 2002 at 09:38:57:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores -need help posted by Jennifer on August 15, 2002 at 09:13:09:

Thank you Jennifer! You give me hope. I want to believe all the testimonials on the website, but you know, they ARE trying to sell the stuff!

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Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by H on August 15, 2002 at 19:39:18:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores -need help posted by Rebekah on August 15, 2002 at 00:18:37:

In answer to your question, I avoid SLS because of severe chemical sensitivities and environmental lifestyle. We decided to go organic on everything in our house and homeopathic in our medicines and products, and have experienced significant relief from allergies and sensitivities- also, it has proven to be an enjoyable, rewarding way of life. More self-sufficiency, more preventative medicine, less environmental damage. One note: most natural shampoos, soaps, and toothpastes in the health food store are full of chemical ingredients, including SLS (perhaps the most common in those natural products; for a long time I kept buying it because it said "derived from coconut"). There is still a debate about whether it is harmless or significantly harmful.
Here are some links on SLS.
http://www.suncoastgroup.com/harmful.htm
Dr. Weil doesn't worry about this one (paste and copy)...
http://www.drweil.com/app/cda/drw_cda.html-command=TodayQA-pt=Question-questionId=3513
The Dept. of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine in Norway found some adverse effects:
http://www.dentosal.com/ref/ref11.html

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Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by Rebekah on August 15, 2002 at 20:34:28:

In Reply to: canker sores -need help posted by Rebekah on August 14, 2002 at 22:15:29:

This is very interesting info. I just checked our shampoos. woah... So what products do you use that are free of harmful chemicals? I did order the toothpaste, and to tide me over until it arrives, I bought the Rembrant version. But I never even thought about shampoo!



Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by H on August 16, 2002 at 13:34:25:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores -need help posted by Rebekah on August 15, 2002 at 20:34:28:

Hope this helps.

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Re: canker sores -need help

Posted by Ann on August 19, 2002 at 21:12:45:

In Reply to: canker sores -need help posted by Rebekah on August 14, 2002 at 22:15:29:

I also suffer from canker sores, although I have been diagnosed with amphious ulcers. There is no cure to my understanding. I have also been told that this is a symptom of Bechets Syndrom. I have these ulcers in other areas. I have been referred to a Rheumatoid Arthiritis Doctor who now has me on Colchinine 0.6mg. This has subsided them about 30% but I still suffer from them constantly. They never completly go away. I too have had this most of my life. I looking for help too.



Re: canker sores -need help (Archive in RA.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2002 at 11:31:51:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores -need help posted by Ann on August 19, 2002 at 21:12:45:

Hi, Ann.

Why not get rid of your RA?

Have you seen the arthritis archives and Bob MCFerran's testimonial?

What have you learned from the aphthous ulcer (canker sore) archives?

Be sure to read about LGS since it is the basic cause of both your problems.

Let us know what you learn. Then, as you get well please share your experience with the BB participants to help others not have to go through what you have so far.

Walt

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