jack14 Posted August 30, 2020 Share Posted August 30, 2020 Hi everyone. I hope you are all feeling well and are in good spirits. For those who aren't, I wish you wellness and healing. I tried to find a thread in here about dealing with the more common and annoying side effects of Keytruda. I am dealing with joint and muscle aches and constipation almost daily. There are several remedies mentioned about dealing with those issues. But, I began having some increased soreness in my mouth (cheeks) over the past month I think it's Lichen Planus. Didn't find anything here about that though. Anyway, There is no bleeding, although I bet if I brushed it with my toothbrush it would. It's painfully annoying and I mentioned it to my Onc yesterday when I saw her and asked her about something called "Magic Mouthwash". She knows it well and said it is a special mixture that had Lidocaine, Mylanta, and Benadryl in it. It requires a prescription and she said she would be glad to write one for me. Well, she hasn't yet so I called and asked about getting something similar OTC. A pharm tech said that Mylanta and pediatric Benadryl syrup could be used. I got some and I also bought a bottle of Chloraseptic spray which has Phenol in it, which has a numbing effect similar to Lidocaine. I have perused the web to find out if I might could mix it with the Benadryl and Mylanta. Although I have found several variations of the Magic Mouthwash, none have any otc anesthetic for numbing though. I noticed in the "inactive ingredients" note on the label that there is some alcohol in the Chloraeptic. I wonder if that might be why noone has thought about using it? Perhaps it is a problem with the Benadryl? Do we have any Phamacists or techs in here that might know? For now I am using the Mylanta and Benadryl as a mix 1:1 gargle and the spray seperately as needed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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