What is the best mouthwash for chemo patients?

What is the best mouthwash for chemo patients?

What is the best mouthwash for chemo patients?

Water. A mouthwash with no alcohol or sugar, such as Biotene® PBF Oral Rinse or BetaCell™ Oral Rinse.

What helps sore mouth from chemo?

Treat the discomfort/pain. Use topical or local agents such as Orajel, or Zilactin-B apply generously. Combination mouth wash can be made (ingredients may require prescription). Use equal parts: xylocaine viscous solution, Zovirax® (alcohol-free), and Maalox®, or Mylanta®.

What can I drink with mouth sores from chemo?

Drink at least 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water each day. Sip cool drinks in between your meals. Drink with a straw. This can help push the foods past the painful sores in your mouth. Avoid caffeinated or/and carbonated beverages.

How long does mucositis last after chemo?

With chemotherapy, mucositis heals by itself when there is no infection. Healing usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. Mucositis caused by radiation therapy usually lasts 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how long you have radiation treatment.

Can chemo damage your teeth?

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause changes in the lining of the mouth and the salivary glands, which make saliva. This can upset the healthy balance of bacteria. These changes may lead to mouth sores, infections, and tooth decay.

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for mouth ulcers?

Several oral medications may help relieve symptoms of canker sores. Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or naproxen (Aleve) can be used to help with discomfort from canker sores. Zinc lozenges or vitamins B and C may also help relieve symptoms of canker sores.

How long does it take for mouth sores from chemo to heal?

Mouth sores caused by chemotherapy treatment usually develop a few days after treatment begins and go away within two or three weeks after stopping chemotherapy. The mouth sores usually reach their peak around the seventh day after chemotherapy treatment ends.