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6 wks after radiation treatments my husband still has a lot of phlegm. Now he has thrush which makes it even worse. Has anyone found a simple way to reduce it ?

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The thrush can be treated with an antibiotic. I was prescirbed Augmentin. The phlegm problem continues four months after treatment stopped but has gotten better as time goes on.

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My mom had base of tongue cancer about 2 years ago and still has sufficating phlegm problems to the point where the phlegm is so much that she is starting to have a hard time breathing. I would also be interested if anyone has found a solution to this problem.

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I am sorry to hear of your mother's struggle. My 79 year old father has also been struggling greatly with excessive mucus production since radiation for throat cancer in 2000. They even removed his voicebox this past March, and yet the phlegm production has increased.

I don't have any answers for you, but please know that you and your family are not alone, and I wish you the best. If I find any answers, I'll pass them on.

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