MAGIC MOUTHWASH. Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge.
Agree w Dr. Romero. A natural remedy to help with soothing includes rinsing with aloe vera juice twice a day. Energy moving or auricular acupuncture can also help with symptoms.
I keep having recurring inside mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo - need a relief/cure?
Ask your oncologist. Your oncologist has the answer to it and he/she can help you to reduce the degree of the sores. Often it requires dose reduction and or lengthen the interval between your treatments(to 4 weeks instead of 3 weeks) which is Ok initially but later on, it takes longer for the mouth to fully heal before the next chemotherapy is administered. Read more...
If you have kaposi's sarcoma and are given doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo is amputation still an option?
Sure but.. Sure, amputation will still be an option- if nothing works. However, as much as possible , we try to avoid it...That is why we give chemo--like Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) etc. There are some other chemo can be used if Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) does not work- for example- paclitaxel, docetaxel, navelbine-- and off course, continue your HIV meds. Discuss further with your oncologist regarding treatment options. Read more...