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Trouble swallowing
I am about 12 weeks out since my last radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. It was squamish cell. The pet scan could not pin point the origin so they fryed everything in my mouth and neck. Just had a cat-scan and it showed no signs that it has returned. For the past couple of weeks I started having trouble swollowing, especially first thing in the morning. Since they fryed the syliva glands I have dry mouth. is there anything I can do about the swollowing? It is hard to swollow even water. Anything for the dry mouth?

jim
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You can get a spray available at most drug stores to help.
I pressume your doctor has put you on Salagen. This drug helps promote
sweat glands. It has helped me since I had Radiation. I also have no saliva
glands. As time passes it does get better. I do have to take little sips of water
almost every half hour to keep my mouth moist, and more often when I'm
conversing with someone. My mouth gets dryer when talking. Hope this helps
you.

Ron
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