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at my wits end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 9 months ago
my 12 year old son suffers with mouth ulcers so badly that he cant eat and cant talk properly as they are on his tongue as well as the insides of his mouth, he is booked in the doctors again for more blood tests they keep coming back normal ! this has been going on for 3 - 4 years now and he gets them alot... poor boy has been off school since friday and wont be back tomorrow or tuesday ( due to blood tests) he was on a steriod treatment for severe anemia when he was2 but this is coming back normal!!

sorry for having a moan im Frustrated that i cant do anything to help him!!!!!! Crying


candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 9 months ago
OOh hun poor thing, I moan loads when I just have one!

Has he tried Corsodal (sp)? I use TCP neat on a them, it really stings and absolutely stinks, but it does numb them after the initial sting and takes out any infection.

Hug to your lad, hope they go soon for him

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 9 months ago
hi hun yes i bought him some corsodol as tcp didnt really help, bless him he wimpers like a little puppy it stings to bad Crying ... hoping the blood test shows something up at least we will have some sort of answer thanks for the Hug that put a Smile on his face x

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 9 months ago
Poor darling. That must be awful for him Upset , i suffered badly with them too as a child. They never did find out why? Shrug Although i do seem to have grown out of it now and don't get them too often any more. I hope they find a reason for him getting them so bad hun, at least then they may be able to give you a treatment or you can avoid something that may trigger them for him? I'm sure this is obvious but have you tried stopping him having anything too acidic, ie. citrus fruits, pickled onions etc? Hug Xx

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 9 months ago
yeah we've been cutting things out adding other things which has made no difference, bless him he eats well he only drinks water sometimes the odd glass of coke or lemonade but wont drink anything esle to be honest he is probably the healthiest eater out of all my children, its just so frustrating.....

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 9 months ago
Could it possibly be hand foot and mouth virus maybe?? it's more common in younger toddler age kids but older can get it too.... I've actually had small blisters before when Aaralyn had it.

I hope you guys are able to get it diagnosed and hopefully get him better, unfortunately if it's hand foot and mouth it just has to run it's course and sometimes it can take a while, although it's supposed to be milder and quicker in older kids.

Good luck babe Hug

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 9 months ago

hapydazy said:
Could it possibly be hand foot and mouth virus maybe?? it's more common in younger toddler age kids but older can get it too.... I've actually had small blisters before when Aaralyn had it.

I hope you guys are able to get it diagnosed and hopefully get him better, unfortunately if it's hand foot and mouth it just has to run it's course and sometimes it can take a while, although it's supposed to be milder and quicker in older kids.

Good luck babe Hug


this has been ruled out , the doctors have said with it going on so long it more likey to do with a problem with his anaemia but it just depends whether it shows up, these are not blisters these are like something has eaten into his lips and tongue and again the docs have diagnosed it as servere mouth ulcers and it finding the cause of them , the dentist isnt sure whats causing them , he got blood tests in the morning so we will have to wait and see Sad

samtiffsamtiff
posted 9 years 9 months ago
I suffer from mouth ulcers a lot even now. In fact I have one on my lip right now and I am about to investigate what I can take as a pregnant person.
In the mean time - I have tried lots of treatments too but I recently found this web site http://www.mouthulcers.org/ which has lots of ideas from fellow sufferers. I did find that drinking tea did help me numb the pain so if he likes a cuppa that might help him a bit.
I hope he feels better soon - I really understand what he is feeling like and I know it is horrid. Poor thing.

LucyLucy
posted 9 years 9 months ago
have you tried getting him to gargle with soluable parecetonmol?

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 9 months ago

Lucy said:
have you tried getting him to gargle with soluable parecetonmol?


hi lucy Wave

yes we have weve spent the last 3 years trying different things to no avail, the doctors have just done blood tests for anemia , his liver function full blood count and 2 others , if these come back normal there are some other avenues to look at but im determined to get to the bottom of this and so is the doctor at last Clapping

LucyLucy
posted 9 years 9 months ago
aw poor chap, mouth ulcers are 'orrible, chris suffers with them but he gets them when he stressed

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 9 months ago
i wish nathan only suffered with them when hes stressed but that doesnt appear to be the case, he can go a week or two with out one ( if hes lucky) and sometimes they can last up to 6 weeks before healing starts ...

tigger197613tigger197613
posted 9 years 6 months ago
had hospital appointment yesterday, Thumbs Up apparentley we may never find the cause of nathans problem Sad . they have said they will do everything they can tho to try and find anything that maybe causing them, they have took mouth swabs as he got them again and needed to do deeper investigations on his blood, great we thought until we got to them taking his blood, 11 bottles they filled and some were big fat ones!!!! Shocked bless him he was really good and them take it , but i couldnt believe they took 11 in the one session!!!!! he back at the hospital in 4 months unless something shows up on the tests and we will get called back

mum2popsnjakmum2popsnjak
posted 9 years 6 months ago
Aww hun, i really hope they get to the bottom of all this. I can't believe he had to let them take 11 files of blood, poor little guy. That would seem a lot even for an adult. Way to go him being so good though! Clapping Thumbs Up Clapping Xx

WolfblassWolfblass
posted 9 years 6 months ago
Didn't want to read and run hun -so just thought i'd offer you some more Hug

I really do not know what to add to what our fellow jp'ers have said!

Hope you find a solution soon xxx

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