Chemotherapy can cause sores in your mouth and throat. These sores can become infected by yeast, bacteria, or viruses in your mouth. Chemotherapy medications can also make mouth tissues dry or irritated and cause them to bleed. Sores and dry mouth tissue can make eating painful. Even your favorite foods may irritate your mouth.
If you have mouth sores, ask you doctor for a medication to apply directly on the sores; don't use over-the-counter applications unless you check first with your doctor. Use lip balm if your lips are dry. And if your mouth is very dry, ask your doctor about using artificial saliva products. Learn more about the causes of a sore mouth and throat and medicines that can help.
What to do if you have a sore mouth or throat:
Eat soft, bland, creamy foods high in calories and protein, such as cream-based soups, cheeses, yogurt, milkshakes, pudding, ice cream, or commercial liquid protein supplements. If you're only able to eat a little without pain, eating higher-ca...
Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/PHENYLEPHRINE - ORAL Pronounced: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/fen-ill-EFF-rin) Chest Congestion Relief PE Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
cough and runny/stuffy nose (nasal congestion) caused by infections (such as
the common cold), allergies (such as hay fever), and other breathing illnesses.
This product is usually not used for ongoing cough from smoking or long-term
breathing problems (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by
your doctor. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It works by thinning and loosening
mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier.
Phenylephrine is a decongestant (sympathomimetic). It reduces nasal congestion
by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using
this product to be sure it is right for you. (See...
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