Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:36 am

GuanYu201 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:25 am
I don't believe that I am biting my tongue because there is no bleeding.
I have bitten my tongue many times, and there was no bleeding.
GuanYu201 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:25 am
It must be something else, like food, or maybe a nutrient deficiency or an allergy,
It's faddish to blame those things.

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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by Janknitz » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:03 pm

Two suggestions:

1) Try a mouth guard. That would protect your tongue from your teeth.

2) Look up oil pulling. It may sound like new age woo woo, but I have found that it really helps whenever I have a mouth sore. If my toothbrush slips or I bite my lip I get painful mouth sores and oil pulling with coconut oil gives me immediate relief and quick healing. I don't buy into this substituting for tooth brushing or anything like that. And it's sort of gross and hard to do. But my personal experience is that oil pulling is very helpful for mouth sores.
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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by chunkyfrog » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:38 pm

Rough tooth surfaces often irritate my tongue.
Sometimes brushing is not enough.
Time to get those dirty puppies cleaned!
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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by GuanYu201 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:54 pm

Thanks everyone for your answers and advice. I have determined the cause of the mouth sores and you'll all be relieved to know that it's not the CPAP machine. I needed to eliminate the CPAP machine to figure out the cause. I also have a medical appointment to find out more and find out what can be done.

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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by palerider » Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:39 pm

GuanYu201 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:54 pm
I have determined the cause of the mouth sores and you'll all be relieved to know that it's not the CPAP machine.
We knew it wasn't CPAP from the start, CPAP doesn't do that kind of thing.
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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by GuanYu201 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:06 pm

palerider wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:39 pm
GuanYu201 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:54 pm
I have determined the cause of the mouth sores and you'll all be relieved to know that it's not the CPAP machine.
We knew it wasn't CPAP from the start, CPAP doesn't do that kind of thing.
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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by Sleepytimegirl » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:35 pm

GuanYu201 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:54 pm
Thanks everyone for your answers and advice. I have determined the cause of the mouth sores and you'll all be relieved to know that it's not the CPAP machine. I needed to eliminate the CPAP machine to figure out the cause. I also have a medical appointment to find out more and find out what can be done.
You have solved one problem, well done! But, about getting rid of the mouth sores quickly; I remember a WebMD article saying regular use of a mouthwash that contains Hydrogen Peroxide should clear up mouth sores in a couple of days. Hopefully, your doctor will recommend something as effective.

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Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:26 pm

Sleepytimegirl wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:35 pm
use of a mouthwash that contains Hydrogen Peroxide should clear up mouth sores in a couple of days
Nope!

Some people use hydrogen peroxide because it is an antiseptic. It does nothing to heal mouth sores.