Mouth Ulcers (Oral Thrush)

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Mouth Ulcers (Oral Thrush)

Postby Goodasnew » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:02 pm

Hi I am a new kidney doner to this forum. I donated a kidney to my husband at the beginning of March. He was doing well for the first 3 mths then 5 weeks ago started with mouth ulcers on his inner lip and both sides of his tongue. He hardly ate anything for 3 weeks as his mouth was so painful. Been told it due to his anti regection tablets and his dosage has been reduced. has anyone else suffered with this problem and do these ulcers take a long time to heal, they are rather large on his tongue and very painful. He is now managing to eat sold food again. Thank you for any replies.
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Re: Mouth Ulcers (Oral Thrush)

Postby Thumps » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:31 am

Hiya - they do heal up, it's often because of the very large doses at the start. I was given a special mouthwash thing to use (Nystatin I think) as a preventative measure to avoid oral thrush for the first three months after my op. Made all food taste terrible but it did work.

It will get better though, a year down the line I felt fit as a fiddle :) Well done you for donating to your husband!
PKD/PLD diagnosed 1994, CKD stage 5 Oct 2007, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Dec 2008, still going strong!
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Re: Mouth Ulcers (Oral Thrush)

Postby Goodasnew » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:14 pm

Hiya Thank you so much for your reply. My husband is taking Nystatin and is now on his sixth bottle. It does seem to have helped and eased the ulcers he just has one large persistant one on the side of his tongue that interfears with eating and he finds it difficult to talk properly. Hopefully it will eventually fade.

It does help and is reassuring to hear that someone else has had this problem and got over it. We wish you the best of health for years to come and thank you again for replying.

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