Mouth Soars"HELP"

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   Posted 7/17/2005 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
This is the first time i have mouth sores with chemo.I use a special mouth wash but its not working for me now and i have a painful lump(sore)in my mouth.Im calling the doctor tomorrow but i was wandering what some of you have used for this.Thank You,Tammy

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   Posted 7/17/2005 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Tammy, I have no suggestions, I was lucky to escape mouth sores with chemo, but I am sure others will help with their experiences. Just want to offer you a big ol' hug for hanging in there!!


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   Posted 7/18/2005 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey, I had that once. I used, per my a booklet, 1/2 baking soda, 1/2 salt, gargle 4 x a day after each meal and at bedtime. It worked.



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   Posted 7/18/2005 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Tammy, I have used the magic mouthwash (lidocine, benedryl and something else, I forgot) after treatments and it helped. I know these are painful. Let us know what the doc says.

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   Posted 7/18/2005 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

I had someone tell me that baking soda toothpaste worked, and since i used it already, i didn't have to do anything new... but i never had a mouth sore!  so i would try that...good luck....hope it helps!


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