Mouth sores, no taste and no saliva and other side effects

Posted by lzzie @lzzie, Apr 7, 2016

I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of base of tongue. Level II and Level III nodes less than 1cm. in October 2015. I started a course of chemotherapy/radiation for seven weeks. 37 Treatments of radiation and was on Sysplatin for a week then had to change to Caboplatin and Pacitaxel as I had a bad reaction to sysplatin. It has now been 10 weeks since treatment finished but I still have ulcers on my tongue and it hurts to swallow. I have got a dewlap which I was told would go away in about three months but it is still there and at the moment there seems to be no sign of the fluid draining away. I was told that this is what is causing me having this choking feeling all the time. I have no taste and no saliva. My question is, is there anyway I can help to regain some saliva glands and is there anything to help for these ulcers to go away. I have quite a bit of pain on the left side of my face and it seems to have gone to my ear and feels like earache all the time. Just wondering if someone has some suggestions for me.

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@lzzie

Do you think that i could get biotene and spry in new zealand. I am not sure what it is

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Lzzie, my husband Doctor also give him Biotene. You can buy this online. I found a website in New Zealand that carries this. Biotene supposes to help with dry mouth. I am not sure about Spry. Here is the link to the website for Biotene.

https://www.ibuypharmacy.co.nz/biotene-dry-mouth-mouthwash-470ml

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@lzzie

Do you think that i could get biotene and spry in new zealand. I am not sure what it is

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Thank you Lisa I will try it

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@lzzie

Do you think that i could get biotene and spry in new zealand. I am not sure what it is

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Biotene and others are sold over the counter at drug stores in the U.S. Look in your store with the toothpastes, mouthwashes, etc. You can also purchase through Amazon.com. Look for “dry mouth products.”

My husband uses Biotene gel and the baking soda/salt rinse (.25 teaspoon each in 1 cup of water).

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