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Bill's been off of chemo for about 7 weeks now; and recently began enjoying the taste of food again. But lately he has noticed a film covering his gums. He says the best way he can describe it is to say that it feels like some type of webbing on his gums. He can frequently run a finger across his gums and produce a gritty saliva on his finger. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this, or anyone else experience anything similar?


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I wonder if it could be like a yeast infection. I know that Mike uses Flovent inhaler and has to rinse his mouth afterwards to prevent that. I've also heard that certain chemos can do the same. It's just a very uneducated guess, but if I were you I would run it by the doctor. There just may be a simple treatment for him.

Good luck,


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