Jan 18, 2013 - 5:47 am
Since the fourth cycle of treatment, I've been battling to keep oral mucositis at bay... ulcers flare up at the tip and margins of the tongue... thanks to the effects from the mega doses of chemo. This typically occurs a week after treatment and goes away temporarily before the next round (so long as it is treated).
I also experience 'scalloping of the tongue': when it becomes enlarged, pliable & indented by the molars; mucus acts like a coating of epoxy; hence, the tongue sticks to the teeth & any part of the mouth... it could always be worse. ;-)
No doubt I'm in good company with those who have & are dealing with different degrees of oral mucositis. I welcome hearing the experiences from others in dealing with oral mucositis & the meds used preventively & as a form of treatment.
At the first hospital, in which I received DA R-EPOCH, they gave me Magic Mouthwash & MuGard. At the other hospital in which I'm receiving R-IVAC, they give me Caphosol solution.
-DX: "Double-Hit" NHL | High Grade, Bulky Stage II