I am just wondering what treatments people use for mouth ulcers from chemotherapy. I have heard rinsing with salty water or bi carb soda is good. But how much and/or how often?
Have you tried anything else and did it work for you?
I used to mix a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of bi-carb in a glass of warm water. Let it cool and use it as often as you like. I used to do it up to ten times a day and It kept my mouth in good shape.. You can try sucking ice whilst you are having chemo if it is via an infusion. That helps as well. Ron.
I hope i am not too late in responding to this but it may help for the future.
I use Sodium Bicarb Mouthwash. It help to clean all the dry and yucky crap from the tongue, cheeks and gums. Use it as often as you like.
For the ulcers which are from low immunity and are like a type of thrush or other infection, get the doctor to give you a script for Nilstat Drops. They work really well and really quickly to kill the infection and stop the symptoms.
Between these two things, and brushing every day, your mouth should be ok even when chemo, radiotherapy and low immunity try to make things miserable inside your mouth.
My husband suffered terribly from mouth ulcers one time so bad that he could hardly eat. We tried lots of things but nilstat drops worked almost immediately. I got the drops over the counter at the chemist.
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