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    Sore tongue

    Anyone got any tips on how to not bite your tongue when sneezing had a sore tongue all weekend which is making eating and speaking worse than it already is thanks Janette x

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    Unfortunately tongue and cheek biting is very common for us Janette

    If you can, try to clench your teeth firmly shut just before you sneeze - I have about a 50% success rate doing this but I do think it lessens the severity of the other 50% of times, as my mouth doesn't open so wide!

    And when your tongue is sore, try Bonjela and, if safe to do so, suck a vitamin C to help healing and for general oral health. (I put 1/4 of an effervescent tablet on my tongue 2x day)

    In bed I wear a custom made gum shield so have respite from any night time sneezing or teeth clenching! It wouldn't be practical for me to wear it 24/7. My dentist made it and the initial fitting did need for an impression to be taken but I was given the mould, so when I recently replaced it, it was just a matter of giving the mould to the dentist and 15mins later, a gleaming new gum shield! You could try a shop bought one.

    Best of luck.

    Love Ellie.
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    Hi Ellie, I also have trouble with the teeth clenching and cheek biting too, with the sneezing I usually try and move my tongue up towards the roof of my mouth but unfortunately I was eating at the time, I’ve been looking to get a gum shield so I might give that a go thank you Janette x

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    Ellie you really are a star !

    I never even thought about a gum shield x I am going to try one at night
    Thanks Sarah x

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    Thanks Sarah. Hope it works as well for you.

    Stay safe with your animals - 5 dogs & 8 ponies, oh my days how wonderful!!!

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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