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hey folks - i am on my 8th week of 24 week tx with pegasys & copegus - i have some of the normal sx but all of a sudden i have a very sore throat, roof of mouth and sore, raw tongue.  my tongue seems to be very dry and it burns.  i still have my tonsils and think i have gotten tonsilitis (sore throat & hard to swallow) this has been going on for a week now - any suggestions?  anyone experience this before? thanks for any thoughts you may have
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yes, i just researched archives and see that the tongue thingy is a problem - thanks for any input anyway - i'll take the advise written in the archives - THANKS PEOPLES
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320078 tn?1278344720
i was out of work all of last week from the tongue and ulcerated mouth.  it is healing now.  magic mouth wash/biotine mouth wash/oasis mositure mouth those are things that have worked for me and some others on here.

good luck, hopefully it will heal soon
PEace rita
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475300 tn?1312423126
been there............try liquid maalox & liquid childrens cherry benadryl.  It helped me a lot.  It might burn a little but it does give relief.  Next step is to get your doc to write a script for that plus zylacaine.  I always swished & spitted.  Good Luck

GSD  Denise
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We often get Thrush/candida when we are on the INF/riba treatment...Ask your doctor to prescribe you the Mycelex(Troche)  lozangers--they dissovle on your tongue--it does not hurt..even though you have a flair up...
Once you get Thrush --you will probably experience it on and off during treatment is my experience.. so I always have my Mycelex on hand and pop one in my mouth...it usually clears up in a day...
Hope this info helps..
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179856 tn?1333547362
Unfortunately the tongue ulcerations are a reaction to the interferon and they will come and go for the entire time you're on treatment. They were one of the worst most painful things I ever went through........I couldn't BELIEVE how much they hurt.

I'd like to suggest my favorite favorite cure...ICE CREAM.

Well...it doesn't really "cure" it but...it's fun while it lasts!  Ice cream on treatment is the bestest thing EVER!

Just want you to have a little something to smile at.  There ARE good parts to treatment you know!
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476246 tn?1418870914
Here are some prescription meds from the HCV TX RESCUE DRUGS health page.


Ulcers        -  mouth ulcers        Magic Mouthwash (ingredients might be different)

                                            Diphenhydramine syrup 60ml
                                            Licocaine 2%
                                            Viscous 60ml
                                            Maalox Suspension 60ml = 180ml
                -  non prescription        bio-act. enzyme protect.    Biotene Mouthwash
                -  oral thrush               clotrimazole                    Mycelex lozenges

                                                nystatin                         Mycostatin
                - severe mouth ulcers    Palifermin injections          Kepivance
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