• 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!

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    • BoiseB's Avatar

      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.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      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

      almost 5 years ago
    • Laurasalzy's Avatar

      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.

      almost 5 years ago

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