• Mouth sores from chemotherapy

    Asked by ValorieD on Monday, January 4, 2021

    Mouth sores from chemotherapy

    My sister-in-law's sister has lung cancer. She was diagnosed earlier and had radiation. It has returned and is undergoing chemotherapy. She has mouth sores that are painful. When I had chemotherapy I remember my mouth being tender, but didn't have sores. What are some things that worked for others.

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    • Kp2018's Avatar

      I had mouth sores during chemo, and they were indeed painful. The best remedy that worked for me was Mugard. https://mugard.com/

      Fortunately for me, the oncology nurses provided me with free sample bottles of the stuff. It is a prescription drug and is hideously expensive. I would suggest that your relative inquire if free samples are available at her oncology center. Nothing else even made a dent in the pain I was experiencing.

      16 days ago
    • MarcieB's Avatar

      I had mouth sores on and off during my treatment. I could usually mange with medicated lemon lozenges (Act brand for dry mouth), but sometimes I needed more help. My doctors wrote me a script for something called Magic Mouthwash which worked beautifully for me. I could fill the prescription right there at the hospital pharmacy and my insurance covered it, but I don't think it was terribly expensive?

      16 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      I have a friend who was on chemo, Doxil. Mouth sores are an unfortunate side effect of Doxil. Miracle Mouthwash helped her with her mouth sores also.

      15 days ago
    • lebel's Avatar

      i had mouth sores with some of my chemo..i used equal parts milk of magnesia and childrens benadryl. mix as much as you want and use it a few times a day...works miracles..good luck. stay strong always!!

      15 days ago
    • omaalyce's Avatar

      Magic Mouthwash also worked for me, The oncologist prescribed it and I picked it up at CVS. I drove a colon cancer patient back and forth to chemo and he used Mugard and as Kp2018 stated his nurses also provided him with samples. Hope your sister-in-law can get relief from these asap!

      15 days ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar

      I used Magic Milk and it worked for me. Not terrible expensive and was covered by insurance.

      15 days ago
    • TerriL's Avatar

      I also had terrible mouth sores during chemo. My oncologist ordered Magic Mouthwash which helped a lot.

      15 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar

      Magic Mouthwash also for me.

      15 days ago
    • MLT's Avatar

      I used a mixture of salt and baking soda in water. Ins didn't cover Magic Mouthwash. Luckily, sores weren't too bad. Hope she gets relief.

      14 days ago
    • ValorieD's Avatar

      I will pass all of these suggestions on. Thank you all very much.

      14 days ago

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