Cancer: Home Treatment for Mouth Sores
A painful sore or ulcer inside your mouth may make it difficult to eat and drink. Try some of the following home treatment measures to help ease pain and speed healing.
Change your diet
Rinse your mouth
Apply an oral paste to protect the sore, ease pain, and speed healing
To help ease pain, use a nonprescription medicine, such as Amosan, Anbesol, Gly-Oxide, Orabase, or Zilactin. Check with a doctor for correct dosage before using any of these on a baby or child.
If your sore is not healing or is still painful after 2 weeks of home treatment, contact your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a mouth rinse that contains lidocaine, which will ease your pain.
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