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| Sore Mouth (Stomatitis) Related to Menstrual Cycle |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Linda
Posted on: January 21, 2005
I have a persistent mouth sore that has lasted for over 13 years. It is normally activated with my ovulation and vanishes during menstruation, only to come back during ovulation. It is always very painful in such a way that it does not allow me to eat during those periods.
Stomatitis, a sore or inflamed mouth, can be caused by menstrual problems. I recommend that you consult a medical herbalist in your area for an assessment. A medical herbalist will assess your complete health, and determine what diet and herbs are best for your individual condition. There may be more factors involved than only menstrual problems.
Thomas Bartram, in "Bartramīs Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine" (available at Richters), recommends evening primrose oil for stomatitis caused by menstrual problems. The usual dose is 2 capsules of 500 mg each, twice daily for 6 to 8 weeks. Ask at your health food store for a good quality product.
Other causes of stomatitis include low immunity, other infections in the body, digestive disorders, stress and dental problems.