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I have a huge canker sore in the back of my mouth on my gum. It is so big and sore, my lymph node on my neck is even swollen and sore. ALso I feel a bit feverish. I have never had one before, also I am a new vegan, I am wondering if it could be related in some way. Does anyone have any thoughts or remedies to share?
 

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Weird!! I just had the same thing happen this week!<br><br><br><br>
I have never had a canker sore either until this week. I didn't even know what it was and had to ask my doctor about it. I just became veganish 3 weeks ago and then I got this canker sore. I also have the flu symptoms (fever, sore throat, etc).<br><br><br><br>
I was all worried it was because of my change in diet too. I thought I was being crazy.<br><br><br><br>
This is probably just a huge coincidence though, right?
 

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The canker sores are probably caused by whatever else is wrong (that's causing the feverish symptoms). I tend to get them when I'm under the weather.
 

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Wow I have the same exact syptoms, I was about to go to the dr. but I looked up canker sores online and it sounds like what I have. I also just got over a flu/cold thing so I was thinking it had something to do with that and/or stress (wedding planning). I think it is a coincidence, but it is so funny you literally had the same symptoms as me. So you went to see your Dr? Did they reccomend anything for the pain? Very sore.
 

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If you're an adult and have never (never ever) had cankers before, it's more likely to be a cold sore/fever blister.<br><br><br><br>
Foods can be triggers for canker sores, but the big one for me is stress. One of the things I've found most helpful is to put a bit of Milk of Magnesia on the sore. It kinda of coats it and keeps the air from coming into contact so much. You can do this with glycerin too, but finding non-animal glycerin might be a bit of a challenge. Rinsing with hydrogen peroxide can help too.
 

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Buy some l-lysine 500 mg tablets and take 3 to 5 a day-it's supposed to work really well on canker sores AND cold sores.
 

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My Doctor didn't give me anything. She said it was most likely a virus and would have to run its course. She said if the fever lasted for more than 5 days to come back.<br><br><br><br>
As for the pain I've been taking Exedrin for my sinus headaches and that seems to help with that. However, the canker sore would just hurt and I couldn't seem to do much about it but wait it out. Wish I would have know about the stuff that IAmJen and Auggie listed. It hurt bad enough that it was hard to eat stuff.
 

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Amateurs.<br><br><br><br>
Try having braces <i>and</i> canker sores. Or cold sores that hurt so bad that they keep you up all night even though you're on vicadin for jaw surgery.<br><br><br><br>
(<i>No offense meant. But if I ever get into a mouth pain competition, I'll win.</i>) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:"> This smiley seems appropriate.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know if it's vegetarian, but I use this stuff called Oragel (I don't know if that's the brand name or the name of the product) that works wonders for numbing the mouth. With really bad pain it has to be applied often, but it's worth it when the pain is driving you insane.<br><br><br><br>
A more simplistic method of pain relief is just to distract yourself. A big problem with canker sores is that you want to poke them with your tongue, and you just sit there and think about how much it hurts. If you can get your mind on just about anything else, the pain will lessen considerably.
 

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Agreed about the tongue-poking reflex. When you do this, it feels better (for like two seconds). Coating the sores helps most to avoid the licking/poking.
 

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I know about a liquid which contains rhubarb extract and salicylic acid, which is sold in Germany against canker sores and I already have prescribed.
 

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Do you know what purpose the rhubarb extract serves? The acid would dry things up, I'm assuming.
 

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Actually, no. I only know that it worked. There's one but, however. Most of the patients were receiving methotrexate before, which was stopped, and received high doses of folate (antidote). Some had canker sores because of Behcet's disease and they did well on the rhubarb/salicylate fluid.
 

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Hm. Did the juice/acid combo work only to soothe the sores, or did it help prevent them as well? I don't get attacks so very often anymore, but when I do..ouch.
 

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I've suffered with canker sores since I was a kid. I also suffered through canker sores and braces (I'd forgotten about that horror, thanks for reminding me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )<br><br><br><br>
I've found that stress, too much citrus or too much chocolate triggers them in me. Once I get them I abstain from citrus and chocolate and try to reduce my stress. This usually helps them go away more quickly.<br><br><br><br>
I hope your canker sore(s) is(are) gone by now.<br><br><br><br>
Tony
 

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Hm. Did the juice/acid combo work only to soothe the sores, or did it help prevent them as well? I don't get attacks so very often anymore, but when I do..ouch.</div>
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The combo only soothes the sores and helps healing, but doesn't prevent the development of them.
 

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I my canker is still there though it is much much much less painful. Sounds gross but the big bubble it once was now deflated into a flap, I keep thinking I have someting caught in the back of my mouth. I have never had one of these things before, they are weird! I hope I never get another one. I have been under a lot of stress and I just got over a bad cold/flu thing so i think that is why I ended up getting it. That was not fun, but thanks all for oyur input.
 

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This past summer I got a huge nasty one from what I think was eating too many oranges. It didn't go away for about two weeks and it was extremely painful. The only thing I could do was get this brown goo that numbs the spot for an hour or so. A friend of mine highly recommends using a styptic pencil, she said it cured hers in about two days. Its a pencil guys use to put on nicks from shaving.
 

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i havent gotten a canker sore since ive been vegan and i used to get them before i was vegan. all my meat eating friends get them all the time it seems.
 
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