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Amy7143
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Joined: Apr 2014

I had 10 chemo and 35 radiation treatments for oral cancer to tongue. My last treatmeant was on Jan 30. My mouth/tongue is still so sore I can barely eat a few bites of soft food. Is there any suggestions on what to do to help this. I have been using magic mouthwsh and salt and baking soda water.

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hwt
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Joined: Jun 2012

Ask your doctor to check for thrush. Fairly common after tx and if so, they will give you meds that are a pretty quick fix.

Amy7143
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Joined: Apr 2014

Thank you hwt I will ask my Dr about it. i just want something to help so I can eat again

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KB56
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Amy, I had a few boughts with Thrush and it can really be painful.   Even 9 months post treatment I have to stay on top of it.    You might try drinking some protein shakes made with whoe milk until you can eat better.   You need to get some protein to start getting energy, weight back and the whole milk drinks (i really couldn't do the frozen milk shakes because really cold hurt me as well) really helped me out.

Good luck!

Keith

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CivilMatt
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Amy7143,

Welcome to the H&N forum and congratulations for making it through treatments in one piece.

A sore tongue can persist for some time and just when you think things are alright you will eat or drink something that will put you in your place.  Finishing treatments is just the beginning of the next experiment.

You are doing what I did to combat the sore tongue and you should start to feel improvements soon.  Check with your doctor, make sure all is well and have a protein drink.

I did not eat seriously for 7 months post; I tried foods all the time, but lived on smoothies.  Today at 2 years I can eat most anything, but shy away from too hot or too spicy.

Matt

Guzzle
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Joined: Mar 2014

Amy well done friend I will follow you soon. Keith what is whoe milk mate? God Bless All, G.

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KB56
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guzzle, not the low fat stuff.   The stuff that really taste good and full of calories.  Helps put put the weight on faster.  

 

Keith

 

 

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donfoo
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dude, that WHOLE milk! the stuff that comes from a cow :-)

Guzzle
Posts: 618
Joined: Mar 2014

Thought it was some exotic concoction!

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