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Hi, I am in my second treatment of taxotere and cytoxin. I got a sore mouth in the first treatment. But this time it is horrible. So far no open sores, but difficult to eat. Any suggestions?

Barbara  Franzen Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Barbara....yes those are painful. Has your Onc told you about magic mouthwash? It's prescribed for mouth sore from having chemo. It has Several different things that help heal the sores. It's really helped me!
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  • Lori S Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I read about a baking soda and water rinse. It was also suggested to eat things like yogurt, broth, toast and stay away from sodas and acidic drinks. I start my first round of cytoxin and taxotere tomorrow.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Barbara  Franzen Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Good luck to you Lori! I had breast cancer 10 years ago and that was cured. Hoping for the same outcome this time. More side effects, most manageable, just the sore mouth thing.

      over 7 years Flag
    • Lori S Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Barbara. Glad to hear things went well for you! Hoping for the same with me : )

      over 7 years Flag
  • kelly merkling Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My nurse has me eat ice cubes and icees for the entire hour while I'm receiving cytoxin. They have found that it decreases the severity and even the likelihood of sores. It has something to do with keeping your mouth as cold as possible. It has worked wonders for me. This way you are preventing them instead of treating them. Hope this helps! :)
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Natasha Nunnally Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Please try biotene mouthwash and baking soda rinses. Rinse your mouth after every meal and don't use mouthwash with alcohol
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Kim B Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Biotene and the Rx is best. The Rx is made with peptobismal and lidocaine which coats the mouth and numbs the sore areas. Biotene comes in a rinse, gel, toothpaste or gum. Baking soda is harsh and will dry the mouth which you do not want. Biotene will stimulate the salivary glands which will help with healing.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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