Dec 09, 2013 - 1:25 pm
Wondered if anyone is/has battled canker sores after tx. Kreg has been out of tx for a year and has been battling canker sores ever since. He usually has 1 or 2 at a time, but this week he has 3 and they are worse. Really is hard to eat and be comfortable with them. He has tried almost every suggested rememdy out there. He has been taking B12 and Lyosene supplements also...still not much luck. He has spoke to his ENT and Oncologist and they say some people get them after treatment due to the trauma. They didn't offer anything that we haven't tried yet. Anyone have these and have something that worked?....Otherwise Life is good!
I had this "huntch" that the reason for the canker sores was the prescription fluoride toothpaste- "Denta 5000 Plus 1.1% sodium. So in the process of elimination we decided to stop the use of the toothpaste as I researched that some people have reactions to the fluoride. He stopped it for about three weeks....AND NOT ONE CANKER SORE! Now, here's my next question....what does he do to make up for this loss of fluoride... toothpaste? He goes back for a check up at the end of this month, but don't want to wait that long to discuss with doctor to replace it. Really want to keep up on the dental care here.
Thank you again!!! Hope this helps someone now or in the future.