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Pain Relief when swallowing

Tarponhunter
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Joined: Jan 2013

I just had my tenth radiation treatment and it's painful every time I swallow. Any home-remedy or over the counter meds I can use to ease the discomfort?

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kaimai
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Joined: Jan 2013

Hi, I had the same thing and was given liquid paracetamol (or panadol) which I found really good. Orange flavoured...not so good! But it did ease the discomfort and you can buy it over the counter or get the pharmacist to mix it up.

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Rickyr1219
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Joined: Jul 2012

MD Anderson pharmacy made up a cocktail of Milk of Magnesium, Lydocane, and maybe a couple of other ingredients that I can't recall.  You swished it around in your mouth and then swallowed it and after a minute it would numb your throat that made it much easier for me to swallow.

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Rickyr1219
Posts: 54
Joined: Jul 2012

MD Anderson pharmacy made up a cocktail of Milk of Magnesium, Lydocane, and maybe a couple of other ingredients that I can't recall.  You swished it around in your mouth and then swallowed it and after a minute it would numb your throat that made it much easier for me to swallow.

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