To alleviate pain associated with stomatitis, have the patient swish and spit with a mixture of equal parts diphenhydramine (Benadryl Liquid Elixir) and Maalox four times a day (before meals and at bedtime). The diphenhydra­mine takes away the pain, and the Maalox coats the inside of the mouth. — Janice Napier, FNP, San Augustine, Tex. (177-5)

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