• Mouth sores

    Asked by Kandrida on Thursday, August 13, 2015

    Mouth sores

    My mouth is full of sores all around my throat and tongue. Any advice on how to relieve the pain and make them heal? Hurts really bad!

    15 Answers from the Community

    15 answers
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      I got a prescription called magic mouthwash. It's Benadryl, lidocaine and Maalox mix by the pharmacist. If you get that try half the dose and swish it around and spit it out to see how you do. Then if not too strong for you use the full dose. Half was good for me.

      about 4 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      Sorry you have that I remember was terrible.

      about 4 years ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I think that is the only s e I didn't get. But I have heard wonders about the Magic Mouthwash. I am sorry that you are going through this.

      about 4 years ago
    • wife2elliot's Avatar
      wife2elliot

      I had a prescribed med called nystatin.. a liquid that tasted like cherry/almond and you swish it in your mouth and swallow..what I wasn't told though was this..IF you just swish and spit, the yeast that coats your tongue will not go away..it needs to be swallowed to heal the intestinal tract of overgrowth of yeast. I think this one IronMom45 used would be a good one..the benadryl would be beneficial to ease the pain and inflammation..

      about 4 years ago
    • Kandrida's Avatar
      Kandrida

      Went in for blood work and fluids. Told them about my mouth, and they rx pink magic. Fully numbs my whole mouth for a little while. Barely been 10 minutes and its wearing off some already.. So that sucks. But its better than nothing.

      about 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      ASK for ES Vicodin and mix with 600 of advil plus the mouth numbing stuff.....after ten minutes do it again....

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I had the magic mouthwash too, then when that didn't work I had a stronger, thicker solution that I swished and swallowed. Sorry, I don't remember the name of it. For eating a quick bite I would spray chloroseptic spray in my mouth, take a bite, and repeat. It helped me get a few bites down.

      about 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Drink ALL your meals made in a bullet.....lonely fruits and veggies that are not caustic like an orange.

      about 4 years ago
    • Kandrida's Avatar
      Kandrida

      Thanks y'all!

      Barry that's pretty much what I'm doing alongside soups.

      about 4 years ago
    • dhtdiver's Avatar
      dhtdiver

      Don't use alcohol based mouthwash. There is an over the counter white liquid - somewhat like a mouthwash- that adds extra lubrication,,forgot it's name, but it is the Dental Health section at drug stores and food markets,

      about 4 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      I think it's biotene mouthwash in the dental section. For dry mouth. Back in the day was a product called Vince's mouth wash that was great.

      about 4 years ago
    • BonnieAB's Avatar
      BonnieAB

      Sorry you are having this problem. I also belong to IWMF-Talk (the blog for those with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia) at iwmf.com. Mouth sores have been a recent discussion topic with lots of very good specific suggestions. You might want to sign up there (free) and search on mouth sores.

      about 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Tell your Dr. about the mouth sores. My Dr. prescribed a mouth wash and some medicated swabs. Also some people I know have had their dentist prescribe for them.

      about 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      This was posted by Lilly Madeline awhile ago...

      Ask for your doctor to write a prescription for you for a tube of “Triamcinolone Acetonide DENTAL PASTE” made by Taro, because it is definitely worth trying for the mouth sores caused by chemo. This stuff is a thick paste with a little steroids in it and other ingredients. and you can apply on top of your mouth sores as soon as you feel them starting. It makes them feel better immediately as well and takes most of the pain away. I apply it liberally and every few hours if I have a bad sore, usually they are gone by the next day or two after I start using it. It is kind of gunky and gooey, if I am not careful after applying it, the stuff ends up all over my teeth! Basically put it on and try to keep the area dry for a minute or two, but it still works inside a moist mouth!
      By the way- I am the queen of mouth sores and I have used this stuff for decades because I have Bechet’s disease ( rare autoimmune disease that causes a mouth full of mouth sores all the time for your whole life ) there doesn’t seem to be enough steroids in it to reach the blood stream and give me any steroid side effects at all. I have recommended it to my oncologist and he now prescribes it for some of his patients that get mouth sores. I’m a cancer patient now and the mouth sores caused by chemo feel a little different to me than the ones that are caused by my autoimmune disease but honestly the stuff worked great for my chemo mouth sores! Lupus patients get them too, and many autoimmune diseases can cause mouth sores so rheumatologist seem to prescribe this stuff often to patients but for some unknown reason oncologist seem unaware of it. Of course ask your oncologist if it is safe for you, but I’m sure that he will look it up and check it out first before prescribing it. This stuff has been a miracle medication for me because I have bechets disease! Honestly I would have had a very poor quality of life so far without it. Good luck

      about 4 years ago
    • Laurasalzy's Avatar
      Laurasalzy

      One of my nurses gave me ice pops because nothing was helping. They soothed my mouth and throat and I had them really bad. It hurt to swallow water.

      about 4 years ago

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