My GI doc was appalled when he took a look and gave me lidocaine
2% to rince the mouth and suggested Mylanta
liquid. He figured out from the 'magic' recipes what was in there that would help me. I could not find Mylanta at first in liquid, stopped looking, and kept numbing and rinsing. I kind of blew that, because once I remembered what he said about Mylanta (yes, interferon memory problems, too), got some and started getting better right away.