One of the many wonderful side effects of (the chemotherapy drug) Doxorubicin is mouth sores.
My mom has been lucky so far, weâ€™re in Cycle 1 Day 3 and so far side effects have been minimal.
Of course her hair is totally gone, everyone says her bald head and round rimmed glasses makes her look a like Ghandi!
Sheâ€™s generally weak and has no appetite.
She started developing mouth sores in Cycle 1 Day 2, it got so bad it hurt to brush at some point.
Her oncologist prescribed Magic Mouthwash and that helped a little.
A few days ago my mom informed us that she no longer had mouth sores!
â€œA miracle,â€ I proclaimed!
â€œNo, Marmiteâ€ she said It turns out Marmite cures mouth sores! Who knew?
Marmite is a dark brown-coloured savoury spread made from the yeast that is a by-product of the brewing industry. It has a very strong, slightly salty flavour. It is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it type of food.
I remember when we were kids; my sister was diagnosed with anaemia and her Dr. recommended marmite as part of her diet, it turned out she had Thalassemia but thatâ€™s how our household got into eating marmite. My mom was convinced it had magical powers â€“ why else would it taste so awful?.
I brought back a huge Squeeze Me tub back from London last year, itâ€™s a little runnier than the original.
Thankfully Marmite is readily available here in (the spreads section) most supermarkets because thatâ€™s the only thing that seems to help with her mouth sores.
I did some googling and it turns out marmite does help with mouth ulcers.