by KellyC on Sat May 26, 2012 01:56 PM
My husband is on afinitor and he has an ulcerated mouth sore. What treatment works best for this?
by hattie18643 on Mon May 28, 2012 07:25 AM
On May 26, 2012 1:56 PM KellyC wrote: My husband is on afinitor and he has an ulcerated mouth sore. What treatment works best for this?
On May 26, 2012 1:56 PM KellyC wrote:
I used washing my mouth out with salt water. Put teasp. salt in 8 ounce warm water. Swish it around and hold in mouth for a while then repeat. tI may burn but it draws. Also, make a paste with baking soda and water and apply. Hope this helps.
by robertma on Thu May 31, 2012 12:49 AM
When I had mouth sores (during chemo), following worked (different things, different times):
1. Pretreat sores with Kanka (over the counter, drugstore), contains an anesthetic, pretreat shortly before eating. Hurts when applied, then feels better.
2. A pink mouthwash concoction the nurse wrote for, containing lidocaine and an antifungal, goes under various names--such as magic mouthwash.
3. Rinse mouth with baking soda solution.
4. Believe it or not, pool water. Sores would feel better after I had been to the pool (chlorine). They were visibly less inflamed/red.
5. There are some reports (unconfirmed) that some have had the sores successfully treated with a laser by a dentist. The literature suggests that actual mechanism (cause) of the sores is unknown. Any treatment is lessening symptoms, not curing cause.
Also, my mouth sores seemed to come/go in cycles. If I tolerated it, they eventually peaked and then got better.
Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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