yes, it is. There is a "magic mouthwash" that your doc should be able to prescribe. It helps a lot. I do not know what can be used that is over the counter, sorry i can't help with that one.
good advice from deb. i think the magic mouthwash can be made up by the pharmasist and does need a prescription from doc. i'm not 100% sure about this but it may be worth a call to a pharmacy.
I have it sometimes and I suspect it's from the interferon as it tends to come post injection. I take a probiotic called Flora Source and that seems to help.
Also, Canker sores-http://dentalstore.stores.yahoo.net/glyoxide.html
Thalidomide(seriously) works wonders on mouth & throat ulcers if they persist for the long term
Yeah, this stuff can be a pain. I’ve had dry cracks in the corners of my lips, a hard white plaque on the top of my tongue, and a couple of minor ulcers on the side of the tongue. My doc prescribed Nyoxin (sp?) for the white plaque, thinking it was a thrush thing, but to no avail. Everything else I’ve just learned to live with for the last couple of years. I hear Magic Mouthwash provides relief, but I keep forgetting to ask for it :).
Maybe try Oragel for temporary relief?
I saw an article a while back that discussed the antiviral properties of thalidomide, possibly to be used as an adjunct to SOC? Man, I dunno… I’m old enough to know some kids from back in the day…