Date: Fri, 4 Aug 1995 10:39:57 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: monkey blood According to my Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 'canker sore' is "a lay term for apthous stomatitis." Stomatitis is "inflammation of the mouth." s., apthous refers to those sores inside the mouth that are also sometimes called (in lay terms) mouth ulcers. Herpetic stomatitis is "characterized by cold sores (fever blisters)." I get both kinds, usually when I've eaten lots of rich food. Sometimes when I'm under stress. My theory, from experience and from doctors' resposes, is that my body harbors herpes simplex (but, fortunately,not the other herpes), and under certain conditions my immune system can't keep the critter at bay. My solution isn't Wayne Glowka's father's; I take one or two 1000mg tablets of Lysine-L a couple of times a day, preferably on an empty stomach. Gets rid of 'em faster'n anything else. Effective with fever blisters too. In some recent family history research I've found out that my great-great-grandmother (maternal) was a herb doctor, so I s'pose I'm not too far out of line in generating this posting. DMLance