radiation burn on tongue after treatment

My husband is off the peg tube after 3 weeks   Now he's developed a radiation burn on the side of his tongue and eating and drnking is very painful.   Anythoughts on topical relief for a burn?   Cancer sore medications just aggravate it

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  • eulerphi
    eulerphi Member Posts: 17
    Consistent Pain Meds/ Magic mouth wash?

    Hi,

    My husband's been having severe radiation burn as well. He is not done with his treatment yet, and I was really hoping 3 weeks after treatment, radiation burns would be not such a big issue!

    So far, applying magic mouth wash topically on the sores/burns just before eating takes the edge off for him. Also taking Pain meds (oxycodone, Ibruprofen, Tylenol) consistently every 4-6 hours also helps a bit for him. He is also only drinking Boost VHC these days. Anything sour, acidic or spicy were burning his tongue a lot.

    I really hope your husband feels better soon!

     

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Have you tried Magic

    Have you tried Magic Mouthwash? It's a blend of three ingredients mixed for you at the pharmacy. It does burn a little at first, but then it numbs the area. You can dab it on with a swab if you don't want the whole mouth numb. There is also MuGard by Onco Source, but it is really expensive. It burns, too, but it is supposed to protect the mucus membranes and tongue. The cheapest treatment is from your kitchen. Mix baking soda and salt in a glass of warm water and swish. I hope you find an answer soon.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    i am praying he finds

    i am praying he finds something that releives the pain and that all sores are gone soon.

    God bless you and him,

    dj

  • txpipeliner
    txpipeliner Member Posts: 33

    i am praying he finds

    i am praying he finds something that releives the pain and that all sores are gone soon.

    God bless you and him,

    dj

    magic mouth wash

    like others have said MAGIC MOUTH WASH my tongue was burned from rad. also and the mmw sure helped me i still use it some.

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,721 Member
    ouch

    newti,

    Magic Mouth Wash (Oregon Vintage) as it was formulated for me proved a great success for reducing throat tongue and mouth discomfort.

    I went through 6 bottles and sipped and swished and swallowed every drop.

    Matt