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Mouth Sores From Chemo
Depends on cause...: Chemo can cause mucositis (break down of the lining of the mouth), and this is not contagious. If someone has a history of cold sores and is infected with the herpes simplex virus, this virus can become reactivated from the dormant state during chemotherapy. These mouth lesions would be contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
How to reduce mouth sores (side effect from chemotherapy)? Wish to have solution urgently... :'( thanks...
My mom is undergoing chemotherapy. Currently she has serious mouth sores due to side effect, can't even drink properly. How to reduce this side effect?
Mouth sores: Getting mouth sores during chemotherapy is not an uncommon responce. It is not only a painful situation during a stressful time but can affect your general health and healing capacity. Difficulty eating and drinking can weaken your mother. I would suggest you talk to your md or dentist for a numbing rinse. Food may not taste good but nourishing. A rinse with benedryl, xylocaine and kaopectate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone ( ? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit. 100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir 100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir 90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2% 60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My favorite:: Mix together equal amounts of milk of magnesia or kaopectate and benadryl. Milk of magnesia and kaopectate both contain ingredients that coat wet tissues, such as those in the mouth. Benylin and Benadryl contain ingredients that act as mild topical anesthetics and antihistamines (which reduce inflammation). Dab it on your canker sores with a q-tip. Don't swallow it. ...Read more
What is the cause of mouth sores?Does it get many at age 30yo above? How and what to do to remove it?
Depends: Mouth sores could cover many different things. You should see your dentist find out just what is going on and then talk about treatment. ...Read more
Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...Read more
Lots of things: Stress, medications, hormones, (menses/menopause) auto-immune inflammatory conditions, allergies, nerves, chronic and/or acute illness, weather, immune imbalances, bacteria, viruses, yeast infections, parasites, trauma, fever, cancer, cysts, and probably a bunch more i can't think of off the top of my head--anybody help? See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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