Canker sores

    • November 1, 2007 at 1:22 pm

      sorry no info

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2007 at 1:39 pm

      Emily has had 2 canker sores in the last 2 years. Her main issue is she gets stys on her eyelids. It used to happen only twice a year but she’s had 3 in the last 2 months.

      I’m beginning to think that EVERYTHING is auto-immune.


    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2007 at 4:20 pm


      Good luck with the port for Kevie, that will solve alot of his appehension and
      fear of getting his IV. Poor little guy, getting stuck over and over…he will
      look at his infusions with a litlle less fear and trauma.

      When he’s finished and feels better…perhaps some sort of treat for him, or a
      special toy?

      He’ll come through just fine…just relax, he’ll be up in no time.

      Miami Girl

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2007 at 5:24 pm

      I used to get a lot of canker sores and the best thing I found to get rid of them sooner was to swish with salt water. It would sometimes sting but it would get rid of them. 😮

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2007 at 6:10 pm

      Try lysine tablets. They work wonders if you catch the sore early. 🙂

    • Anonymous
      November 1, 2007 at 7:35 pm

      There is a product called Glyoxide that is hydrogen peroxide drops and available over the counter at drug stores or grocery drug sections. It often works pretty well on canker sores. It comes in a dropper bottle so can go directly on the ulcers. It is foamy and does not taste great, but most kids think it is okay. Another option is hydrogen peroxide mixed with an equal part of water and swished in the mouth. This does the same thing and is probably cheaper, but a lot of families really think the glyoxide works better (maybe because it tastes a little better and so kids use it more or maybe because it goes straight on the sore). Kevie should try to use the Glyoxide at least two times a day and optimally 3-4 times.

      Since mouth sores are frequent in people on cancer treatment, I know glycine seems to help. I have not heard of lysine. I wonder if HuskerMom meant glycine??? Both are amino acids and glycine is available in health food stores. I would guess that lysine is too.

      I know of an old wives tale about preventing stys–which is to wash the eyelashes with very dilute Johnson’s baby shampoo (or other no tears shampoo) using a Q-tip to rub along the eyelashes. It is supposed to help with oil build up at the tip of the tiny oil glands associated with the eyelashes. Two families I know said it worked, but do not do it if bothers Emily’s eyes.

      I really do not mean to be a brand advocate. This just happened!

      With Hope for cure of these diseases (and health to the children!).

    • Anonymous
      November 2, 2007 at 8:26 am

      Hmmmm I get alot of cankers! Someone mentioned they are autoimmune?? I never knew that? I always thought they were herpes sores inside the mouth. I hate them!

    • Anonymous
      November 2, 2007 at 3:52 pm

      For me too much vitamin C causes canker sores. Just mentioning in case anyone is supplementing w/ lots of vit. C. I was always told extra C is harmless, but for me it causes canker sores. If I have too much I get them, if I keep it under a certain level, no sores.