Magic Mouthwash

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RE: Magic Mouthwash

by Sagitelle on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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My Magic mouthwash contains the following:

240 PMS Diphenhydramine, 12.5 mg/5ml ELX

60 PMS Nystatin, 100,000 u/ml SUSP

5 Cortef, 20 mg CO

200 distilled water, LIQ

Now, my prescription is in Québec and so the terms might be slightly different in English. 

I am supposed to rinse my mouth with it and then swallow. I don't swallow it, but I rinse my mouth as often as I need to (more than the oncologist says I should). I find though that if I rinse my mouth with it in the morning and before I go to bed, every day, on an ongoing basis, it prevents the development of bad sores during my chemo treatment periods.

 

 

 

 

On 2/4/2009 safetytom wrote:

Hello,

I am 4 weeks into a 7 week rad treatment and now showing some signs of mouth sores. I have heard of magic mouthwash on this board but not sure what that is. I am using the Biotene mouthwash, a medicine cocktail called Nystatin but that burns the sores. I also have a ladicane based liquid with an antacid but that lasts only about 15 minutes and then the numbness goes away. Can anyone tell me what is considered Magic Mouthwash?

 Thanks 


 

RE: Magic Mouthwash

by cargerm on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 2/5/2009 laurence wrote:

I had sores and mucositis following radiation for oral cancer. I was treated at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. My oncologist gave me "magic mouthwash". I took it prior to eating and sometimes had to repeat it during eating. I also took it to help me fall asleep as it numbs the pain and is not so debilitating as the codeine. It is a combination of lidocaine, koolaid for flavour and bacterial aid to help with keeping the mouth's chemical balance during the onslaught of radiation and the recovery. You can contact the Head and Neck Cancer Dept at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto for exact information. Laurence

My husband used the Magic Mouthwash and it did seem to keep him from getting the "thrush" when he was taking large doses of antibiotics and chemo at the same time. I don't know if someone said this yet or not but you swish and then swallow it too.  That helps with the nausea, etc.

RE: Magic Mouthwash

by sueellen on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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It works for me.  I have recurrent ovarian cancer and receiving chemo / doxil once a month.  As soon as I start to feel the sores in my mouth I begin using the mouthwash.  I swish it around for a few minutes and use it several times a day until the sores disappear. You have to be careful about what you eat and drink.  No sodas, spicy food or caffeine. 

 Good Luck!

RE: Magic Mouthwash

by princess1 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 2/4/2009 safetytom wrote:

Hello,

I am 4 weeks into a 7 week rad treatment and now showing some signs of mouth sores. I have heard of magic mouthwash on this board but not sure what that is. I am using the Biotene mouthwash, a medicine cocktail called Nystatin but that burns the sores. I also have a ladicane based liquid with an antacid but that lasts only about 15 minutes and then the numbness goes away. Can anyone tell me what is considered Magic Mouthwash?

 Thanks 


My husband tried Gel Clair. It helped tremendously to get rid of the sores.

It is by prescription. Sometimes he would use it with Nyastatin. Hope this is helpful.

RE: Magic Mouthwash

by victoriapep on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 2/5/2009 marsbars wrote:

I've used Magic Mouth Wash for years.  It has helped, anything that numbs and sooths helps.  the affect doesn't last long but it can be extended if you hold and swish it in your mouth longer, and then don't drink for awhile.  It is completely safe, and meant to be expected not swallowed.

I having a continual sore mouth have found that I cannot eat walnuts and several other kinds of nuts, they are too acid, and certain spicy foods.  Certain foods can cause sore mouth to become more irritated so you need to experiment with those and eliminate those which cause more irritation.  Also cold drinks are better than hot drinks for the condition.

You might want to check with your doctor and ask if he thinks Mycelex is a medication that will help you combat sore mouth.   I hope this will be of some help.

marsbars

 


I just finished researching, via the internet, why particular food items cause me pain after eating them, especially walnuts. You may want to check this out for yourself. Instead of the acidic nature of the food item it may be caused by "Oral Allergy Sydrome." You can do a web search on it easily, this can detail it more then I can. Basically in short they have linked people that may have pollen, tree, grass, and ragweed allergies to OAS. Walnut and Carrots are usually linked to Birch pollen allergies. I lived my whole life with doctors telling me that they had never heard of anyone suffering pain when eating nuts, carrots, kiwi, banana's, and other items. They basically looked at me like I was a little nuts. For the longest time I just thought that everyone had the same feeling upon eating these foods. The proteins that cause OAS are "heat labile". This means that when they are cooked, they lose their ability to cause the unpleasant reaction. There is enough pain associated with cancer, if there is a small answer to relieve any of it, it is worth checking out. Good luck!

RE: Magic Mouthwash

by Myra46 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hello,

 

Really there is no such magic cure for mouth sores.  I also went through that experience.  At the hospital they prepared a mix of nystatin and a local anesthetic, that helped, but it took a long time for the sores to be healed.  I also used an ointment called Ad-Muc (laboratory Merz, Germany), which was what best helped sores be healed.  It burns and hurts when you apply it, but it works very well.  I hope this helps you.  Be confident, you'll get through that!!

RE: Magic Mouthwash

by pixieanne on Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi, I work in a pharmacy in Montreal. Our Magic Mouthwash contains Benadryl, Nystatin and Viscous Lidocaine, most of the time.

I'm a Radiation Oncology student and I looooove it. :)

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