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    Recurrent mouth sores

    Asked by Jdi on Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Recurrent mouth sores

    10 weeks out from chemo and radiation. Had a lot of mouth sores after the treatments. They went away and now a new couple are here and getting worse. Any citrus in any food is irritating, so anything with lemon juice is off limits from the pain. Anybody else dealing with this? Thanks

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm (Best Answer!)

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and you might try some Peppermint oil or Aloe Vera oil. You can get some at Walgreen's. Just dab some on the sores with a Q-Tip. Best of luck to you.

      6 months ago
    • Jdi's Avatar

      Thx. Salt water dabs with q-tips aren’t doing it. Will try the peppermint oil.

      6 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      Have you tried Biotene mouth wash. It helped with dry mouth and sores for me.

      6 months ago
    • patchez0's Avatar

      I use the biotine mouth wash it seems to help but sores keep reappearing ...dentist says its side effects..... another one I say!

      6 months ago
    • valeriet's Avatar

      Sorry for your situation. OHNC treatments are daunting. I went thru this 20yrs ago. Your mouth sores, as you saw, should go away eventually following cessation of treatment. These new sores should be seen by an oncology doctor, and he/she should know of the Rx drugs and ointments to treat these sores. I wish you well.

      6 months ago
    • andreacha's Avatar

      For my mouth sores, I was prescribed something they refer to as "Magic Mouthwash". It's a rinse and spit type of treatment. Only a little is needed each time you use it. I usually hold mine in my mouth for a few minutes until my mouth is numb and then spit it out. I believe it is made with Benadryl, Lidocaine, Maalox, and Nystatin. Your doctor will be familiar with it. Hope you get some relief.

      6 months ago

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