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mouth sore from Tela txt

Are mouth/cankor sores common? I hardly ever get them so I am sure it's from the meds, I noticed my gums getting funky too. What is best thing to put on mouth sores? If I think when my daughter got them from braces, there was some product we used or maybe baking soda?? thx Rene
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980756 tn?1313449508
I don;t have the answer but someone will and i want to know because i start that Telap trial May 13th yikes...but i;m glad i'm in ...
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Its a common problem while treating, stay hydrated and use some lip balm, should help alot. Best to you going forward.........

1636196 tn?1337804900
yes it is common it may even hurt your mouth to the point it's hard to eat and like there is not eought doc's to see now the DDS doc will have to know about your tela txt my neibor is also have mouth sores
1477908 tn?1349571310
I had them pretty bad towards the end of SOC - to the point that I couldn't eat solid food - but they were one of the first sx to leave at EOT. My Dr. recommended a weak salt/soda solution like they sometimes use for chemo patients and when all else failed, an RX of Magic Mouthwash that totally numbs the mouth.

I feel for you - it was one of my worst sides - I couldn't hardly talk for my tongue touching my teeth. I also ate LOTS of cold unsweetened applesauce that helped make both the nausea and mouth sores a little more bearable.

Good luck to you, Pam
1636196 tn?1337804900
friend just subjusted candy ginger
29837 tn?1414538248
Overnight, eight of them came out on my lips! Some drugs bring out the best in you, some bring out the worst! They will disappear when treatment is done... or sooner...

29837 tn?1414538248
I have to look up that word...

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The treatment alters the "chemistry" in your body and your mouth. Good bacterias decrease in number during treatment letting yeast take over which causes these sores you speak of. Try swishing (and eating) yogurt with active cultures or just drinking milk with acidophilus several times a week. Some individuals have to resort to anti-thrush over-the-counter preparations or get a prescription called "Magic Mouthwash" which contains Maalox (coats and soothes), viscous lidocaine (numbs the sores) and nystantin (antifungal). I had quite a bit of luck with just eating yogurt and taking acidophilus pills. (It keeps female parts from going to the "dark side" also!) Good luck -I know this part of the sides is not fun. ~MM
179856 tn?1333550962
They are from the interferon - as soon as you finish treatment they will be gone in a week as soon as the INF gets out of your system. I had them pretty badly and nothing really worked for me.

But they will go away so that is something to remember!
1225178 tn?1318984204
I had bad sores in the corners of my lips at the beginning of tx and for a few weeks after finishing tx. Believe it or not, Vagisil dabbed onto it did wonders. I also had really sore gums and tongue. It killed me to brush my teeth but never found a solution for that.

683664 tn?1330969924
Sorry you're having this side.  I think the anemia contributes to it, since the blood is not carrying as much oxygen to the tissues, and the gums are very sensitive to this.  During tx I had my dental hygienist monitor my gum health, since I'd had some gum issues previously.  I was getting my teeth cleaned every 4 months and there was so much inflammation at my regular visit that I think we increased the frequency to every 2 months for the rest of the 24 wks of tx.

Here are the things that helped me:

Biotene mouthwash and gum, over the counter and marketed for cancer patients

Prevident 5000 Plus, a prescription toothpaste that has additional fluoride in it.  I was told that, when my mouth felt sore, I could just rub some of the toothpaste over the sore areas, but it is not to be swallowed!  I think it helped to protect my teeth from further erosion.

I also floss every day.  I usually brush morning and bedtime but I added in lunchtime brushing as well.  Although my gums were uncomfortable, I knew that they needed this extra bit of care.

Hope this helps, Renee.  Hang in there!

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Try pineapple it helps with oral thrush and soreness of the mouth. Just hold the pineapple  chunks in your mouth.  
220090 tn?1379170787
From the Mayo Clinic:

By Mayo Clinic staff

The precise cause of canker sores remains unclear, though researchers suspect that a combination of several factors contributes to outbreaks, even in a single individual. These factors include:

    A minor injury to your mouth from dental work, overzealous brushing, sports mishaps, spicy or acidic foods, or an accidental cheek bite
    Food sensitivities, particularly to chocolate, coffee, strawberries, eggs, nuts, cheese and highly acidic foods, such as pineapple
    Food allergies
    A diet lacking in vitamin B-12, zinc, folate (folic acid) or iron
    An allergic response to certain bacteria in your mouth
    Helicobacter pylori, the same bacteria that cause peptic ulcers
    Celiac disease, a serious intestinal disorder caused by a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in most grains
    Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
    Behcet's disease, a rare disorder that causes inflammation throughout the body, including the mouth
    A faulty immune system that attacks healthy cells in your mouth instead of pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria
    HIV/AIDS, which suppresses the immune system
    Hormonal shifts during menstruation
    Emotional stress
    Toothpastes and mouth rinses containing sodium lauryl sulfate
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I'd forgotten about the Biotine wash! I heard a lot of good things about it. ~MM
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