thrush please help

lolad
lolad Member Posts: 670
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Any advice for thrush mouth and blisters from chemo? Now i know why my poor son was so miserable when he had thrush. lol

laura

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  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    Hi Laura
    ♥ Sorry Laura, I don't know. Hopefully someone will post a solution for you soon!

    ♥ Hugs, Kristin ♥
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    ♥ Boy, Laura If you have
    ♥ Boy, Laura If you have thrush, it's time to call in the big guns. I would call your cancer center and describe your symptoms.
    ♥ xoxoxo Lynn ♥
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    ALUM
    Yes I would call your doctor as well Laura. Now that said we started using Alum (it is a pickling spice) way back in 1974 when my mom had cancer and her oncologist suggested it. We now all keep it in our medicine cabinets. It works well as a rinse just put a bit in a cup and swish it in your mouth for a bit then spit it out. It does not taste good but it dries out the sores and gives relief pretty quickly. I hope you feel better soon.

    RE
  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
    RE said:

    ALUM
    Yes I would call your doctor as well Laura. Now that said we started using Alum (it is a pickling spice) way back in 1974 when my mom had cancer and her oncologist suggested it. We now all keep it in our medicine cabinets. It works well as a rinse just put a bit in a cup and swish it in your mouth for a bit then spit it out. It does not taste good but it dries out the sores and gives relief pretty quickly. I hope you feel better soon.

    RE

    prescription mouth wash
    Your oncologist can prescribe you a mouth wash that some call "swish and swallow". Please call you oncologist and like RE said describe your syptoms and then they will know what to prescribe for you.

    Hugs,
    Margo
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member

    prescription mouth wash
    Your oncologist can prescribe you a mouth wash that some call "swish and swallow". Please call you oncologist and like RE said describe your syptoms and then they will know what to prescribe for you.

    Hugs,
    Margo

    I don't know what it is.
    I don't know what it is. Sorry. But, you probably should call your doctor. He will help you out.

    Hugs, Leeza
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Nystatin is an antifungal
    Nystatin is an antifungal prescription mouthwash that worked immediately on me. Let them know and they'll look after you unless you have some Alum on hand. I've never heard of it but if RE says it works......then I'd try it.
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member

    Nystatin is an antifungal
    Nystatin is an antifungal prescription mouthwash that worked immediately on me. Let them know and they'll look after you unless you have some Alum on hand. I've never heard of it but if RE says it works......then I'd try it.

    Yes, if RE says it works,
    Yes, if RE says it works, then it will.

    Hope you get better!
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415

    Yes, if RE says it works,
    Yes, if RE says it works, then it will.

    Hope you get better!

    It is very common
    Tell your oncologist. It is a common side effect. I used troches that you dissolve in your mouth 5 times a day and also "Magic Mouthwash" that has lidocaine in it..you can even swallow it if your throat is sore with it.
  • meena1
    meena1 Member Posts: 1,003
    I had thrush and was also
    I had thrush and was also given Magic mouthwash. Call your doc right now to get it, it works great, Also, baking soda helps a little if you cannot get the mouthwash right away
  • elm3544
    elm3544 Member Posts: 748
    The miracle mouth wash that
    The miracle mouth wash that they prescribe is supposed to work for that. I got it and it was helpful. You can even swallow it and if you have a sore throat it helps.
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    Hi lolad
    Call your md and see if they would order some nystatin swish and swallow and once the thrush has cleared up then beef up the oral hygiene to brushing about 2 to 3 times per day and rinse your mouth about 3 times per day with a mixture of 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt in about 1 cup of water.

    This has really helped me alot. I was starting to get sores in the mouth and I just do this 2 to 3 times per day and I didnt have any sores after last chemo

    Hang in there
    Linda T
  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670
    mlmjt1 said:

    Hi lolad
    Call your md and see if they would order some nystatin swish and swallow and once the thrush has cleared up then beef up the oral hygiene to brushing about 2 to 3 times per day and rinse your mouth about 3 times per day with a mixture of 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt in about 1 cup of water.

    This has really helped me alot. I was starting to get sores in the mouth and I just do this 2 to 3 times per day and I didnt have any sores after last chemo

    Hang in there
    Linda T

    Thanks everyone. I called
    Thanks everyone. I called the onc and got the mouth swish called in. Man this sucks though!

    laura
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    lolad said:

    Thanks everyone. I called
    Thanks everyone. I called the onc and got the mouth swish called in. Man this sucks though!

    laura

    Hope you are better now
    Hope you are better now Laura.

    Hugs!
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    Thrush
    I had that during chemo and my oncologist prescribed the Magic Mouthwash. It was gross, but did the trick. Good luck!