Tic-Tacs at bedtime-new suggestion

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Tic-Tacs at bedtime-new suggestion

by AnnJohn on Mon Mar 26, 2018 09:57 PM

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John continues to do wonderful and we are trying to relax and be calm until his next PET scan in May (18 months).. He does have a little problem swallowing some food but extra drinking takes care of that problem. He especially likes pasta that goes down so easy. 

He went to his GP for his annual checkup last week. The doctor asked him how he was doing and if he is having any side effects. Other than his partial tongue paralysis, he mentioned to the doctor that he gets up once a night with a dry mouth. Now to be honest, John doesn’t know if he gets up to go to the bathroom and notices the dry mouth and uses some Biotin or if the dry mouth wakes him. Anyway, the doctor suggested putting a TicTac into his lower gum before he goes to sleep at night and after a week it seems to have worked wonderful. I thought I would put this out there as it may help someone else. Of course, it might be a coincidence but we take any good thing that comes our way.

As always, we are always praying for all of you out there. 

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by Sdurnell on Tue Mar 27, 2018 06:57 AM

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Ann,

These Tic-Tacs must be sugarless, right?  Otherwise they would be terrible for teeth.  Just a reminder not to keep anything in your mouth that could cause decay.

Best of luck with that upcoming scan!

Susan

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by hisprincesstoo on Wed Apr 04, 2018 03:17 AM

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my cancer specialist dentist recommended xylotol mints. . to kill germs, plus help with saliva production.  

On another note, if you have dogs, be sure to keep them from them.  xylotol is deadly even in small doses for dogs.  I'd be afraid of it falling out of my mouth at night and one of my dogs getting to it.

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by butler on Tue Apr 10, 2018 03:55 PM

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What I didn't know until recently was that theXylimeltswere available and actually stick/adhere anywhere moist on the gumline, roof of mouth etc.  No choking hazard and work wonders.

Sara in MA

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by meraki on Fri Jun 29, 2018 06:25 AM

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When I had THYROID cancer. I used LEMON DROPS  specifically Lemonheads.  They recommended keeping my mouth moist. It worked great!

My husband has dry mouth issues and his doctor told him to suck on hard candy (lemon).

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by butler on Fri Jun 29, 2018 01:04 PM

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After many tries, I found that XyliMelts (OraCoat)are by far the most effective treatment for nighttime dry mouth.  The are OTC CVS and come in Mint or Mint-free good if the tongue is sensitive.  They adhere anywere inside the mouth, palet, gum line and stay overnight giving constant moisture and relief.  Please go et them asap- They pose no choking hazard and are soothing and comfortable

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