ps I had the tooth extracted that I had tried to take out myself during my last visit to the dentist that was in January 2007 per above.
I'm sorry to hear that all of this is happening to you. The "what if" and the wondering is always the hardest. I am 18 years old and am currently awaiting surgery to remove a cyst on my right ovary that has said to be possible ovarian cancer. It's a very scary time, that is for sure. Through reading your post, I have never heard of a mouth wash giving someone cancer. It sounds to me like it could just be an extreme allergic reaction possibly? I'm guessing that the lump on the top of your throat, if it were cancer, it wouldn't have come and gone every so often. Cysts and tumors don't usually come one morning and leave the next. If it were some type of cancer, it probably would have progressed further by now. It has been almost a year now, your symptoms wouldn't have gotten better because of a saltwater mouthwash had it been cancer. Cancer is the type of disease that needs vigurous treatment like chemotherapy and radiation as you probably know. I would consider possibly visiting an allergist. There is probably some sort of ingredient in all of the mouthwashes used in the UK that irritates your skin to an extreme degree. The fact that only the area that was exposed to it was the area that experienced the most, it's probably something as simple as an allergy. Obviously I'm not a doctor but I've been through my fair share of health problems and allergies to decipher the difference between everything. I wouldn't worry too too much, I don't think you're going to die. However, if you're worried.. I would go and see a doctor for a 2nd opinion. I know that you said you have a phobia about going to the dentist but think about it, this is your life, if it was something serious, not cancer, but something serious, wouldn't you want to know about it and fix it. I would. I would want to live my life to the fullest. I hope all of this helps.
Good luck with everything!
Keep us all posted.
Hope and Faith,
All the very very very best wishes for you - I hope they don't keep you waiting - at 18 you have the world in front of you, unfortunately life has its way of throwing stuff at us - slaps and turns I call them - you get slapped in the face by life and then when its sorted it invariable turns you and your life into another direction, be it health, relationships, work, education, family its all relative. You are a strong person I can see that in your words - I do hope all goes well - keep posted if you are able and want to. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Thanks very much indeed for your kind words - I thought your post rather marvellous actually, some food for thought thats for sure and I have been over the same stuff in my head a zillion times but I .....Rationality of fear I'm afraid doesn't exist in my world, dentistry is my very worst nightmare x 1000000&some, this fear arises from a treatment I experienced at the age of 33 - before that I was fine, well I was never that impressed but it didn't freeze me to the spot and affect my ability to breath at the mere thought like it does now.
Once again, all the very best of luck fingers and everything possible crossed for you!
Take this 10 seconds and this HUG as its just for you x
Can anyone help me? I have been on Terbinafine (treatment for nail fungal) for one year now.
I have had 3 tests from my fingers to see if it is a fungal infection that i have and all 3 have come back saying No fungal found... The tips of 4 of my fingers are swollen and it seems to be speeding faster in the last 3 mths. my nails are still strong they never flack or crumble like normal fungal nails. I am a smoker of 25 years silly me.