May 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm #7743Peter OsborneKeymaster
It has been speculated by researchers that canker sores are one of the most common symptoms of gluten sensitivity.
Did going gluten free help you reduce the frequency or occurrence of canker sore formation?
Dr. OJuly 9, 2010 at 11:48 am #8686marciacharleneParticipant
I don't remember having canker sores much before I went gluten free but now if I stumble into hidden gluten, particularly corn, I seem to get them pretty quickly.
MarciaJuly 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm #8687Jackie ScarbroughParticipant
Yes!! I had them ALL THE TIME, multiple in my mouth at once ever since I was young. When I was a teenager my Grandmother bought me my own little bottle of “Anbesol” because I would almost cry they hurt so much when I ate. She always wondered why I got so many of them, but obviously had no idea about gluten. Someone even told me to put salt directly on them, which hurt really bad, but did seem to help them go away faster.
In my twenties I asked my dental hygienist why I got them all the time and she told me it was from bacteria in my mouth (implying I didn't brush enough which was NOT the case!)…….
Even after having kids, I'd use their little “Baby Orajel” on myself.
Since I've been gluten free I have hardly had any at all! It has been one of the most wonderful changes I've noticed. But like the previous poster said, if I get cc'd, I will still have them pop up. I recently found something that said they can be caused by deficiencies of iron, folic acid, &/or B12. (from the book “Recognizing Celiac Disease” by Cleo Libonati)September 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm #8747marciacharleneParticipant
Is it possible after going gluten-free that now just to be around gluten without eating it could cause canker sores? A friend asked me to make a pasta salad yesterday and today inside my upper lip is lined with them. If that's the case, I sure need to be more careful.
MarciaSeptember 8, 2010 at 9:14 am #8751Peter OsborneKeymaster
One of the oldest forms of gluten reaction studied is Baker's Asthma. Wheat dust can be inhaled and create symptoms. Some people are more susceptible to this than others.October 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm #8763Ariella6Member
wow bummer. i used to get canker sores all the time. I ate some popcorn the 2 weeks ago and have had a bad canker sore then. I didn't put the 2 of them together but good to know that could be why i suddenly got one. I have been gluten free for 6 years now.October 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm #88024berryMember
YES!!!! I ALWAYS got them. I would think it was sugar, salt, sour or even the toothpaste I was using. I spent a LOT of money on natural SLS-free toothpastes too. Then when our son was born, HE would not only get the canker sores, but the big, white and painful aphthous ulcers in his mouth before he was even a year old. Upon asking the Dr., he informed me it was a virus and try not to kiss your bayb! Ya right! My son and I just dealt with the ulcers in our mouths on a regular basis—and they would strangely always seem to appear really badly when we would travel and eat all that junk food, drive thru food It wasn't until Diagnosis/GF in 2005 that those 'viral ulcers' disappeared—totally! And we do get them again with trace contaminations and regular contaminations.
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