• Canker sores

    Asked by Modern on Friday, December 28, 2012

    Canker sores

    I have been developing several large canker sores over the last week there large and painful I've been using mouth wash but it doesn't seem to help any ideas on what can help with the pain it's getting so bad I have trouble eating and sleeping

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    • carm's Avatar

      Modern, hello I am an oncology nurse and canker sores can be very troublesome. Most of my patients prefer Miles Solution to tackle that problem. Perhaps you might want to consult your doctor and ask for a precription or if your doc thinks it might be of use to you. Good luck, Carm.

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      My doc gave me the mouthwash, two different kinds, one was the miracle mouthwash and I don't remember what the other one was called. He also said to rinse with a 50/50 solution of baking soda and peroxide. TBS of each in a small glass water. Rinse and spit, it helped heal those.
      Hope you get to feeling better, those are aggravating for sure.

      almost 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Magic mouth was rocks. I also use canker covers (you can get them in any drug store) you put them over the caker sore and they heal and provide protection. My ENT also proscribed a mild steroid rinse, but I don't remember the name (will look it up when I get home from the hospital) whick really helped heal them ASAP

      almost 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      You need to tell your oncologist or oncologist's nurse about this. Don't hesitate to call them about any new or worsening issues.

      almost 4 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      Are you in treatment? I had mouth sores so bad, the entire inside of my mouth would peel. I couldn't eat or drink. The doctor prescribed a med. (I don't remember what it was, sorry) I was supposed to take it twice a day, it upset my stomach. So I had to decide which was worse, the mouth sores or stomach pain! I ended up taking only 1 a day and that helped.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      Don't know what the oncs would say, but our family has always used Alum to cure ourselves of canker sores. You can buy it in the spice rack at the grocery store. Moisten a q-tip, put some Alum on it and place it directly on the sore for as long as you can stand it. (It will burn like the Dickens) My sores usually disappear after one treatment of Alum. But like I said, I don't know what the oncs or other docs would say about this punishment, I mean, treatment. I had mouth sores early in my chemo treatment (TCH for breast cancer), but since using Alum right away, have only had minimal mouth problems since. Good luck--and I'd like to hear from any med pros about the use of Alum.

      almost 4 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      Both my dentist and my onco nurses recommended a mixture of 50-50 Benadryl and Maalox.

      almost 4 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      I was told that L-Lysine was the way to go. Its a supplement that you can get over the counter at any grocery store. The pills were a little large for me, so I was never able to take them regularly. i have heard people say that swishing with something numbing like Maalox works, but I have never tried it myself. If you can get your hands on Clove oil, that is great. Just make sure you dilute it a a little with olive oil or coconut oil. Then you can swish or swab the affected areas. Good luck!

      almost 4 years ago

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