Hi, I'm new to this wonderful board. Have been reading for about a month now. I have 2 questions! This a.m. I woke up with a sore on the top of my tongue and as the day wore on I developed 2 more on the inside of my lower lip. Canker sores, maybe? What causes these and how do I get rid of them. A co-worker told me to take lysine. The other thing is I read somewhere recently (sorry I just can't find it anywhere) about pain in the toes and the toes spreading apart. Is this caused from low magnesium or what?? Thanks for the help in advance.
Re: Canker sores??
Posted by Walt Stoll on October 16, 1998 at 16:11:11:
In Reply to: Canker sores?? posted by Star on October 15, 1998 at 20:02:36:
Welcome, Star, to our website!
These are probably canker sores. The immediate treatment is GLYOXIDE (a mixture of glycerin & hydrogen peroxide). Get the smallest container you can get at the pharmacy since it gets old fast. Use a dry q-tip & firmly abrade all the white coating off the sore. You will see a bleeding base (it hurts to do this). Then, take another dry q-tip and put a drop of the Glyoxide on the tip & apply it directly to the bleeding base. Let is sit there as undisturbed as possible for as long as possible (few minutes). Usually it takes only one treatment to resolve one sore.
For prevention--if this is recurrent--take about 4 grams of esterified vitamin C daily AND about the same amount of lysine. Avoid foods with a lot of arginine (go to the library). Use recurrent canker sores as an excuse to learn & practice serious wellness since they are a message that you need to do that.