• Looking for answers on preventing mouth lesions due to chemo.

    Asked by Donna1943 on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Looking for answers on preventing mouth lesions due to chemo.

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I don't know if there is a way to keep them from happening. Seems we all get them. There is a product my doc calls miracle mouthwash. A solution you rinse with that helps the sores heal. there is another mouthwash that will numb the mouth so you can get something to eat.

      Rinsing with peroxide and water has helped too. My Oncologis suggested that I use that.

      Maybe someone else will come along with an answer for how to prevent.
      Best of luck to you,hope they get better.

      about 4 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      I am battling issues with mouth sores right now.. they sure stink. I second drummerboy's suggestion.. the miracle or magic mouthwash is the way to go. I just picked up my first bottle, and I'm happy with my first use.

      However, now my mouth is completely numb.. so there is that drawback.

      about 4 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      I have a mouthwash called "Three M Mouthwash" that has benadryl, alum & mag, simethicone and lidocaine. When the sores were bad, that really helped. I have been gargling with water, salt, and baking soda, and, even though it's after I get a sore, they go away fairly quickly. My doc and the nurses recommend I use this even before chemo. I haven't heard of Miracle Mouthwash, or if that's what I'm using, but that sounds really good, too. I hope you find something that works for you. Share it when you do find something, okay?

      about 4 years ago
    • LMUmom's Avatar

      I have just had my second dose of chemo, and so far no mouth sores. I brush gently multiple times a day, rinse with water, salt water, Biotene or water/peroxide solution (1 part peroxide to 3 parts water) every time I am in the bathroom. I have not had any sores as yet.

      about 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      I finished chemo and never had any mouthsores. I used Biotene toothpaste, a kid's battery operated toothbrush - Tigger style to add a laugh, and rinsed with salt water. Did this almost every time something other than water went in my mouth.

      about 4 years ago
    • KnoxFam's Avatar

      During my first chemo adventure (carboplatin and taxol), I was told that I would get mouth sores, but I did not (although I did use a non-alcoholic mouthwash). Next round (Doxil) much more likely. Wish there were a way to prevent them!

      about 4 years ago

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