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Product called "Thick It"

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Pumakitty
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The chemo nurse told my dad about a product called "Thick IT" to add to his water to help him with swallowing. It has been wonderful for him. It is available at CVS, and Walgreens. I found it next to the Boost and Ensure products. He adds about 3 tablspoons to two cups of water. You can make it thicker if you like. It has been a big help. He is able to get down twice as much water now.

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Kimba1505
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Thank you PumaKitty. My partner is recovering from super sized tonsilectomy and radical neck surgery and we saw the "thick it" used in the hospital but nobody told us we could purchase it.

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Pumakitty
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Kimba,

I had to look for it in the store, the clerks did not know about it. A big container was $20.00, you will need the big container. You can put it in any liquid and it does not change the taste.

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stevenl
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Hi Puma,

I used it too. Had to go to 3 or 4 drug stores before I found it. Problem is I think they all had it and did not know it. It helped me some to swallow and every little bit counts!!!!

Best,
Steve

rozaroo
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You are a wealth of knowledge & I so appreciate all of the information that you have kindly
provided for us all. Unfortunatly some of the product is not available in Canada. However, our dentist at the cancer centre here, tries to bring in product that is helpfull to her patients & sells them to us at her cost. I am going to ask our pharmacist if he can order in
this product.
Thank you so much
Roz

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sweetblood22
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Everytime I order my Resource Boost Breeze, I look at that product, but I have not ordered it. Now that I know some of you have used it and it works, I may try it. I was just telling a friend about how thicker things are easier to swallow, (as I was coughing over a drink she bought me at Border's) and she looked at me like I was nuts. She really did not believe me, she said she thought the opposite would be true. I told her IDK, but all I know is thinner sometimes goes down the wrong pipe. I miss drinking my tea, and I don't for that reason. I think I will order it, especially if you can do it with a warm beverage. I miss my Yorkshire Gold tea.

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sweetblood22
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Everytime I order my Resource Boost Breeze, I look at that product, but I have not ordered it. Now that I know some of you have used it and it works, I may try it. I was just telling a friend about how thicker things are easier to swallow, (as I was coughing over a drink she bought me at Border's) and she looked at me like I was nuts. She really did not believe me, she said she thought the opposite would be true. I told her IDK, but all I know is thinner sometimes goes down the wrong pipe. I miss drinking my tea, and I don't for that reason. I think I will order it, especially if you can do it with a warm beverage. I miss my Yorkshire Gold tea.

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debbiejeanne
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wishes go out to all of you for it to work! Good luck!
God Bless,
Debbie

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debbiejeanne
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wishes go out to all of you for it to work! Sweet, let us know if you get to enjoy your tea. Good luck!
God Bless,
Debbie

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debbiejeanne
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wishes go out to all of you for it to work! Sweet, let us know if you get to enjoy your tea. Good luck!
God Bless,
Debbie

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debbiejeanne
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wishes go out to all of you for it to work! Sweet, let us know if you get to enjoy your tea. Good luck!
God Bless,
Debbie

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Silver_Foxette
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I have used it in juices and shakes .Its great !!! for graveys too :)

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