How does it work:
Radiation-induced pain is reduced when kaolin is applied to the mouth as a protective coating. Kaolin is used to dry the skin after it is applied. Kaolin is generally used to treat diarrhoea. Besides swelling and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis), it is also used for stopping bleeding, but most of these uses have no good scientific support.
How to use:
Medicines are made from it. It is most commonly used to treat diarrhea. Additionally, it is used for swellings and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis), to stop bleeding, and for other conditions, but no good scientific evidence supports most of these uses. Radiation treatment mouth sores seem to be less painful when rinsed with kaolin. Using a kaolin pad to press on an artery stops bleeding faster than using a regular pad.
Dosage of usage:
For relief of sore mouth (oral mucositis) caused by radiation treatment: Rinse four times a day with 15 mL of sucralfate suspension with diphenhydramine syrup and kaolin-pectin.
For bleeding: Kaolin pads have been applied to wounds with pressure in order to stop bleeding
The majority of people are likely to be safe when taking kaolin in foods. The use of kaolin-pectin as a mouthwash or medicine is possibly safe. Constipation is one of its possible side effects. The use of kaolin in very large quantities on a regular basis may be harmful. It can cause intestinal obstructions. Avoid inhaling kaolin. It is toxic to the lungs.
Warnings and precautions while using this product:
In appropriate amounts, kaolin is considered POSITIVELY SAFE during pregnancy. Digoxin, a heart medication, may be affected by kaolin because it decreases absorption and effectiveness. At least two hours should pass between taking digoxin (Lanoxin) and kaolin to prevent an interaction.