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Posted by Diane on March 22, 2002 at 01:35:40:

I have suffered, and I mean suffered, from canker sores since I was a child. Now, my five year old son is having them..I have read the archives, briefly, re: treatment. My question is, how do I treat a five year old? I can't see myself debriding his sore and putting medication on it...

Also, my ex gave me genital herpes when I was pregnant with my son (a long story better suited for another time) I went the majority of my teen and early twenties with no canker sores. Could my herpes diagnosis be a factor now? Are there any new treatments for herpes? I'm very fortunate in that I only have an outbreak once, maybe twice a year, and it is usually mild. Is there a cure on the horizon? Someone please say yes, because I am now a sexual leper.



Re: canker sores

Posted by Sean on March 22, 2002 at 04:01:22:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by Diane on March 22, 2002 at 01:35:40:

Diane,

Ok just to be sure ... you are sure you have canker sores right? and not cold sores. They are 2 different things; some people get them confused but I'm sure you know what your talking about if you had them that long.

anways ... as far as I know herpes doesnt cause canker sores. I dont have herpes and I get them somewhat regularly.

I've scoured the net and this is what I have come up with.
1. Use a toothpaste without SLS sodium layrl solfate (if I remember right); canker sore toothpaste by rembrant is one example; there are very few toothpastes that dont use that ingrediant.
2. Take Lysine and vitamin C daily. Sprinkle some powdered vitamin c on the kids cereal or something or just get him to take it (dont have kids yet so not sure what's the best way . Also you may be able to just sprinkle the lysine on his cereal too; not sure how that tastes.
3. I think diet plays a role in the amount of canker sores; sugar things like that.

Perhaps some others can confirm the above answers; since I am no expert on the matter.

I'm not sure about what to do about herpes; perhaps megadosing of vitamin c ... not sure thou.

Sean



Re: canker sores

Posted by Diane on March 22, 2002 at 12:14:25:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores posted by Sean on March 22, 2002 at 04:01:22:

Thanks Sean. I'm positive they are cankers, not cold sores. Can I get Lysine at a pharmacy? Do you ( or any one else) know if it's safe for children? Not toxic or anything? I'll follow your advice. We are both pretty much on a no yeast/no sugar diet anyway...



Re: canker sores

Posted by Sean on March 22, 2002 at 14:07:15:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores posted by Diane on March 22, 2002 at 12:14:25:

If I remember right I got my lysine at walgreens or most likly you can get it at a nutrition store. I am unsure if there is a problem with kids taking it or not. Perhaps someone else can help there. I have the caplets so you could take a knife to them and use a little on his cereal.
If sure your child doesnt need as much as an adult.

Or you could order the lysine online let me check my brand here ...

twinlabs l-lysine 100 capsules ... ie they have the clear caplet shell that Im sure if you wanted to could open and use the powder.

Sean

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Re: canker sores vs herpes (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 23, 2002 at 07:37:48:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by Diane on March 22, 2002 at 01:35:40:

Hi, Diane.

Listen to Sean.

However, it was MY impression that the increasing lysine and decreasing arginine (2 sides of the same coin) only helped with herpes and not with canker sores.

I would bet my reputaion that within 2 months of a PWFD (perfect whole foods diet) that your son would no longer get canker sores. Let us know. Of course you would have to keep up the diet for at least a year to get any long term results. Even then, he may have a recurrence if the diet is stopped. At least then you would know how to prevent them.

The chances are pretty good that he would be free of them for an extended period of time after a year of PWFD.

See the glossary for any unfamiliar terms and the archives as to how to learn about PWFD. Do not try it without Beth's book.

MY second wife gave me herpes 20 years ago and with wellness, I was able to be free of it for the past 18 years.

Walt

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