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A painful sore or ulcer inside your mouth may make it hard to
eat and drink. Be sure to let your doctor know you are having mouth sores. You may need to have your medicines adjusted. And try some of the following home treatment measures to help ease
pain and speed healing.
Try using a nonprescription medicine such as Anbesol or Orabase to coat your mouth sores before eating.
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 painful mouth sores are keeping you from being able to eat, talk to your doctor. He or she may prescribe medicines that can help with mouth pain.
March 29, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
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