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"RECIPE" FOR MAJIC MOUTHWASH
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"RECIPE" FOR MAJIC MOUTHWASH

I asked my friend, the chemo nurse, for the recipe .. here's her reply:

"We give our pts Magic Mouthwash...equal parts of:

maalox                            
elixir of benadryl
viscous lidocaine

It's a prescription, but I bet if you ask your Dr to order it he would. You just swish and spit it out. If the sores are in your throat, you can swish and swallow".

(I have not needed to use it, but understand it's pretty effective).

Judy
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523728 tn?1264625121
Thanks Judy, will print it and give to my doc.
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You can add L-Glutamine to the mix as well as this is used by many cancer patients to prevent mouth sores.  You can pick up L-Glutamine at places like GNC which sell an unflavored mix so you can add it to anything.  Typical dosage is about 5g to 10g (*NOT* mg but g=grams) 3x day.

Here is one, of many, research papers on the effect of L-Gluatmine:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9762946?dopt=Abstract

Cancer 1998 Oct 1;83(7):1433-9 Oral glutamine reduces the duration and severity of stomatitis after cytotoxic cancer chemotherapy. Anderson PM, Schroeder G, Skubitz KM. Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

A Caring4cancer.com article on it:

http://www.caring4cancer.com/go/cancer/nutrition/dietary-supplements/glutamine.htm
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