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#146669 - 03/02/12 01:16 PM Manuka honey?? Mouth sores??
terrib Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
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Loc: MN
Has anyone tried this for relieving mouth sores and how effective was it? Where did you buy it, are there different types? How do you use it, is it mixed with water? Any other ideas besides salt and soda rinses, have been drinking a lot of oloe vera juice. No sores yet at the end of week two but I hope to stay ahead of them and be ready.
Husband diagnosed Oct '11 Cancer of the vocal cord Nov '11 removed right vocal cord. Neck Dissection, cancer in one node, .2, very small & contained) Jan '12 Radiation and Cisplatin, 6 doses. June '12 & Dec '12 clear Pet scan. April '13 Celebrating 1 year cancer free since treatment ended.

#146673 - 03/02/12 02:51 PM Re: Manuka honey?? Mouth sores?? [Re: terrib]
ChristineB Offline
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Terri, there has been several threads about manuka honey. Try typing manuka honey into the search bar near the top right. You will easily find all the answers to your questions about it.

At week 2, its a little early to have sores. I hope you continue to not get them as they can be very painful. Best wishes with your treatments.

Edited by ChristineB (03/02/12 02:53 PM)
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo extended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3 times in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

#146677 - 03/02/12 03:32 PM Re: Manuka honey?? Mouth sores?? [Re: ChristineB]
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Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 5260
Loc: Toronto canada
Terrib I will pm you!
Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

#146836 - 03/06/12 01:59 AM Re: Manuka honey?? Mouth sores?? [Re: Cheryld]
David2 Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1358
Loc: Los Angeles
Terrib - Whatever else you may try I recommend you get your doc to prescribe you some viscous lidocaine. I found it was the only thing that numbed my mouth enough even for me to drink liquids.

My thoughts are with you. This is a tough treatment, but you'll get through it!
David 2
SCC of occult origin 1/09 (age 55)| Stage III TXN1M0 | HPV 16+, non-smoker, moderate drinker | Modified radical neck dissection 3/09 | 31 days IMRT finished 6/09 | Hit 7 years all clear in 6/16


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