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    I am having a devil of a time, with canker sores,, in the mouth, top and bottom,,

    any sure fire ways , to get rid of them ?

    its even hard to eat

    thanks guys,,
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    Hi Peg. Have you changed or added any meds you are taking, recently?
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    Don't know, just a hug for (((((Peg))))).
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    I get canker sores and use Carmex. It comes in a small round jar and you just rub the stuff on the sore area. It's easier to eat with that stuff covering the sores.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Maybe some of the meds they gave me when I had shingles? I forget what its called but it cleared them up as well.

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    I am not on any meds,

    I hear, gargling with salt water works,,Agate. I love Carmex..
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    Mayo Clinic has some advice, including a salt water rinse:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/can...-home-remedies

    Some conditions seem like canker sores but aren't. If they're pretty bad and don't seem to go away, a dentist needs to give a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
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    Maybe some of the meds they gave me when I had shingles? I forget what its called but it cleared them up as well.
    Valtrex is what I took for shingles. Shingles is an Herpes virus.
    As is Canker sores and, I believe, so is MS!!!
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    I think you're right Sally as I was looking thru some of my old medical tests, yesterday and way back in 2002 I had some tests which came back very high for cytomegalovirus. On the scale of positive being over 1.1, my result was 28.3. The infectious doc said there was nothing he could treat it with but who knows.... maybe in the past 10 years something has been developed. Peg, those mouth ulcers are so painful and I've only had those one time but I remember the dentist prescribed something for me which worked to clear them up.

    Anyway, I am going to research to see if there is anything which will treat this virus. I believe it is a type of herpes virus, also. Back in the 80's the research was all about finding a cure for the HIV virus and I counted over 30 drugs on a chart in the doc's office just to treat HIV. Big Pharma certainly put all their resources into the AIDS epidemic and stopped research into new antibiotics and now the old ones don't work anymore on the bacterias causing UTI's. I've been on one or another for the past year and still have infection.

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    It's not always easy to figure out if you have cold sores or canker sores. The pictures here might be of help:

    http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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