• Wish I had known about this product sooner.

    Asked by SpunkyS on Monday, September 10, 2012

    Wish I had known about this product sooner.

    As I experienced different side effects from chemo I had to find products that helped. I am now addicted to soft (Cottonelle) toilet paper, wish someone had told me about what toothpaste to buy before trying many that burned my mouth. I am going to make chemo care bags for our cancer center. You could help me put the right stuff in them if you would answer the questions "What type of products do you wish you had known about as you were on chemo?"
    Thank you.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Chloroseptic spray, for when your getting sores in your mouth, and can only eat if you numb them first.

      about 8 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      kids toothpaste - surprisingly, transformers toothpaste was the best for me.

      GLUTAMINE - to minimize side effects like mouthsores and neuropathy (this one has actually made it through clinical trials with good results) - recommended to me BEFORE i started chemo... thank goodness!

      hand sanitizer - foam preferably - because they best way to keep from getting sick is keeping hands clean, but my skin got dry from too much washing. once i started using hand foam regularly, my hands weren't so dry... and i had really good luck with keeping colds and such at bay, despite working at a big ten university

      zip sweaters / hoodies - because sometimes, you're cold, and sometimes you're hot. and when you're hot, you want that thing OFF!!!!! unzipping and sliding a sweater off your shoulders is plenty professional. whipping a sweater off over your head when you're bald... usually results in loss of hat / wig... so zip up / button up sweaters are great.

      netflix... cuz sometimes, all you wanna do is watch bad tv..... without stooopid commercials!

      about 8 years ago

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