• Sour candy

    Asked by SpunkyS on Monday, April 15, 2013

    Sour candy

    My sister is c/o dry mouth with chemo. She is looking for "not sweet" candy to suck on. Eucalyptus cough drops seem to work. Lemonheads are good until she gets through the top layer. Any other suggestions for her to try?
    Thanks for any suggestions.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I used the original flavor Ricola cough drops.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      I can tell you for a fact that you can't walk ten feet anywhere in a CTCA hospital without confronting a huge bowl of Jolly Ranchers hard candies.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      look on line for ginger people candy or anise drops at stores..Its an old fashioned candy thats not too sweet and the ginger people candy helps with the stomach

      over 3 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I like the Werthers Butterscitch Candy. I also try to keep a candy dish full of assorted hard candies so that way I have different flavors. Lollipops are also a good thing to keep around.

      over 3 years ago
    • joyringland's Avatar

      I find that any cough drop helps, but since I prefer to limit free sugars, I tend to get the sugar free.........but the cough drops go like candy with me..............and Halls has encouraging words on the wrappers too..............I use them "liberally"..........so feel better if I am ot bathing my teeth and gums in sugar all day.

      over 3 years ago
    • CathyG's Avatar

      A word of dental advice. Dry mouth = dental problems. And sucking on hard candies promotes dental decay. I didn't eat one sweet while going through chemo and for several months after. I brushed my teeth 2x daily. When I went to the dentist after chemo for a cleaning and checkup I found I had 7 cavities. It cost a couple thousand dollars and 3 appts. The dentist gave me a special toothpaste to harden my tooth enamel that you can only get from your dentist.
      The dentist told me there is a special mouth rinse you can use to help with the dry mouth. I don't know the name of the product and only learned of it post dental work so ask your oncologist or dentist. I believe you can purchase it over the counter. Wish I had known of it before chemo but seems that is one of the things they don't tell us.

      over 3 years ago
    • mysecondchance's Avatar

      I was told that ginger is good to combat nausea associated with chemo. Ginger candy may be a way of dealing with the dry mouth and nausea at the same time. I didn't try it last time but plan to as I am facing chemo in the future.

      over 3 years ago

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