I have a patient I'm currently looking after who is finding it almost impossible to keep a meal down, she's always nauseated and often vomits following a meal (even small, plain fare)
Obviously we're trying whatever we can with antiemetics to try and manage her comfort, but I'm noticing small ulcers developing around her gums and lips, and her lips are extremely dry. I've asked her family to provide her with some lip balm, but really what I'm thinking she needs is something to coat the lips before she vomits to protect them. I just can't for the life of me think of anything that would do the trick. She's using normal lip ointment at the moment, which has definitely helped, but her lips are still extremely dry. Dehydration is definitely a consideration, and she's working really hard to drink enough water, but it just isn't doing it.
Does anyone have any suggestions or things they're been able to use in the past to help this?