Ciggies and Ulcers

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by no-body, Aug 29, 2013.

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  1. I gave up smoking about a year ago, and I feel pretty much free of them, which is great. But, all this year I've been getting ulcers in my mouth. Not 2 or 3, but 10 - 12 of the little buggers, nearly all the time. Quite painful and both GP and Dentist don't seem to know what to do about them - any experience of a cure anyone???
  2. Ask your GP to refer you to an oral surgeon, better safe than sorry.

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  3. It's because you are not drinking, smoking or muff diving enough.
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  4. Oh I see, well I'll get on with it then. I take it you're not in favour of the ball sack shaving either then?
  6. Chewing lots of gum?

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  7. Must be cigarettes. They are the cause of everything.

    Including paedophilia, the Syrian crisis and premature ejaculation.
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  8. CanteenCowboy

    CanteenCowboy LE Book Reviewer

    You forgot the current economic situation, they're also the cause of that.
  9. I thought saturated fat caused it.
  10. Saturated man fat caused his ulcers!
  11. What a horrible thought!
  12. For Christ's sake, nobody tell Higgs Bosun about this thread! From reading the bilge that he writes, you would think that smoking is responsible for everything from the extinction of dinosaurs to the Siege of Mafeking.
  13. Just in case it's something like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns get to a quack asap and get checked out.

    Crohn's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If it is something nasty it's far better to catch it early than spend weeks in hospital from a massive flare up, it might get in the way of your armed forces career though.
  14. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    doesnt stress or bad diet bring out mouth ulcers ??
  15. Thanks - I'll make an appointment. However I'm a pensioner so the 'career' was thirty years ago!