For Cancer Patients, Dry Mouth Comes with the Territory

Dry mouth affects people of all races and walks of life. But no one knows its insidious effects better than the millions of cancer patients around the world. Many people undergoing conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy find that dry mouth is one of the unpleasant side effects that come with the territory.

While dry mouth in cancer patients typically tends to be short term and often goes away after the treatments are completed, these patients (as well as all dry mouth sufferers) know how it affects more than simply eating, according to a recent report from  It affects your ability to swallow, taste and digest food and to protect your mouth from infection. It makes  your lips crack, interferes with proper dental hygiene and your ability to digest food.


Dry Mouth and CancerThe good news there are remedies for dry mouth, including “at home” remedies outlined in this comprehensive report. Things such as chaga mushroom tea and plantain tea, Burdock Root extract in sweet red clover blossom tea, St. John’s Wort oil and tea and echinacea tincture have gland healing and pain relief powers. Also, foods like dark leafy greens and other veggies from the cruciferous family like cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage have powerful antioxidant and anti-bacterial components.


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