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diazr1's picture
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Joined: Mar 2012

I have mouth sores like a mother. Any suggestions on how to take care of them or get rid of them would help. I am currently taking my Mycelex lozenges and those sometimes work but not lately this is my fourth round of SGn35.

allmost60's picture
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I didn't get mouth sores with my chemo, but I read an article that suggested doing the following...
Pain may be relieved with topical oral rinse solutions such as viscous lidocaine. Chemocare.com recommends frequent mouth washing with water, moisturizing mouth, keeping teeth clean, and using a soft-bristled toothbrush to combat mouth sores.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/142934-chemo-side-effects-mouth-sores/#ixzz1yI8mtCNO

Hope this helps...Best wishes...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3's picture
Max Former Hodg...
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My treatment center recommended something called "Dr King's Magic Mouthwash." It was reportedly developed by a Dr. King, who had worked for the practice. I think it is an FDA approved solution.

I do not know where it might be available.


po18guy's picture
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I was given a bottle of Nystatin during chemo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nystatin
It made a big difference. DW says that in the inside of my mouth looked like a battle field, but it wasn't all that bad as long as used the Nystatin. It is aimed at preventing fungal infections but seemed to provide some general relief in my case.

The 'magic mouthwash' is a mixture of numbing agents. It completely deadens your mouth. Good - except that you can chew a hole in your cheek or bite your tongue without feeling it. I did not use it because of that.

ecurb12's picture
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Max is right about Magic Mouthwash, but it was not a brand. Ask your Oncologist about it. It helped a little. Hang in there!

jimwins's picture
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Joined: Aug 2011

Hi Diaz,

There are many home remedies out there on line as well but you want to read
them carefully. I had one sore on the tip of my tongue after first treatment.
I stopped eating anything even slightly acidic during and briefly after treatment
and never had the issue again. I didn't eat tomatoes, citrus, sauces or dressings
containing vinegars. They gave me the numbing mouthwash and I used it once and
didn't particularly like it. It numbed my tongue, cheeks, throat, etc. and I sounded
stupider than I usually do when I spoke ;).

I hope it get's better soon.


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