Thursday, October 2, 2008

Make that...

7.

Ugh.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Hayley, I am sorry to hear about all you are going through at this time. You seem incredibly strong. That you for you example. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

KTBUG said...

Hi Hayley,

I don't know if you really remember me but I was friend's with Trisha and I came across your blog from her blog. I hope you don't mind. Your family is so cute. I'm actually a dental hygienist and so I was wondering if your hubby has had any helpful suggestions for the mouth sores. Anyhow...we have had many people go through chemo and get the mouth ulcerations and know of a few things that may help. They must hurt. Let me know if you could use the info...if not just know many people are thinking and praying for your family.

Katie Spackman-Welsh
kwelshrdh@hotmail.com

KTBUG said...

Hi again :)It was good to hear back from ya. Here are a few suggestions let me know if you already tried them.

There is a mouth rinse that you can get at the pharmacy with an RX(Spence's or Larry's pharmacy) called "Magic Mouthrinse." It's actually benadryl, mallox and lidocaine. It works great. My oncology pts use it prior to eating and brushing because it numbs the mouth making these tasks a little more tolerable.

Also, try a toothpaste that doesn't have Sodium Laryl Sulfate (SLS) in it. This works well for some and not so much for others.

One more thing, Some offices have a laser that will create a "scab" over the canker to promote healing. We have one in our office.

I wish you the best of luck and hope this helps!

Take Care,
Katie