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what helps me for canker sores

Posted by Michelle S on May 27, 2001 at 14:28:39:

I thought I should share with everyone a couple things that have helped me with canker sores. L-lysine never helped me, vitamins helped minimally, and switching to a SLS-free toothpaste was definitely helpful but NOT a cure. I would take Lactinex during a major flare-up, which was great for healing.

A few years ago, my acupuncturist prescribed a herbal formula (tablet) called Astra Isatis. It really helped a lot...I still couldn't eat much citrus, but I could again eat some spicy foods and chocolate. I lived a fairly canker-sore free life.

This year after suffering from LGS/likely IBS (going to a GI dr next month to pursue), my new acupuncturist suggested I stop taking the herb formula, to give my digestive system a rest.

The canker sores started to come back so I went back to my trusty Lactinex (lactobacillus acidophilus & l. bulgaricus) - it was recommended by my pediatrician back in the 60s! I didn't use it for maintenance as it was expensive at ~$10 for a 3-4 day supply. Straight acidophilus never worked - I needed the l. bulgaricus.

So then I searched the web and found l. bulgaricus by itself in Natren's Digesta Lac. I buy a 4.5 oz bottle at my health food store for $30, and it lasts for about 2 months. I still take a general "professional grade" probiotic formula but I really need the Digesta Lac to keep the sores away.

Michelle



Re: what helps me for canker sores (Archive in canker.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 29, 2001 at 09:01:31:

In Reply to: what helps me for canker sores posted by Michelle S on May 27, 2001 at 14:28:39:

Thanks, Michelle.

L-Lysine is not for canker sores but for herpes types I & II.

I will archive this for the rest.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: what helps me for canker sores

Posted by jan on May 29, 2001 at 19:43:13:

In Reply to: what helps me for canker sores posted by Michelle S on May 27, 2001 at 14:28:39:

Thanks, Michelle. I'll mount a search for the Digesta Lac.
I have tried the Glyoxide/Lysine/Ester C protocol for four days now. Whereas it has been helpful on three of the five I currently have, there is one that started in the corner of
my mouth which is spreading to the center of my mouth. It is, however, healing from the corner as it travels, but I am perplexed as to what is going on. Any thoughts?

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