Jul 31, 2013 - 8:11 am
Hello to my support group!
While I know mouth sores are to be expected with some Chemotherapy Regimines, I need to know if anyone has words of wisdom on how to deal with them. Mom has had mouth sores in the past, but hey are now getting worse with the regimine of Folfiri and Zaltrap. If she drinks liquids it hurts. Her tongue feels heavy, and she has had to leave her upper denture out (as per her dentist) to let the sores heal. The oncologist is lowering her dosage slightly in hopes to give her relief, however I am trying to figure out alternatives in the meantime. The following are the rinses that did not work:
Biotene- Burning sensation
The one that works temporarily (probably due to the lidocaine) is magic mouthwash.
Any suggestions would be helpful.