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Tue, Mar 19 10:57am · Pain won’t stop. Doctor not helping. Please help me figure this out! in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I have experienced the white spot syndrome on my tongue and my doctor diagnosed the cause as thrush. He wrote me a prescription for clotrimazole, which is providing slow but effective results.

Sun, Mar 10 1:23pm · Scar tissue in throat caused by radiation and chemo treatment in Head & Neck Cancer

It is March 10, 2019. My sore throat has returned with a vengeance. I am again using clotrimazole, hoping it will kill the thrush and stop the soreness. I am having extreme difficulty swallowing and problems with lethargy, some days sleeping all day. I am extremely miserable with this sore throat.

Mon, Feb 18 12:14pm · Scar tissue in throat caused by radiation and chemo treatment in Head & Neck Cancer

Fortunately, for me, my treatment was less intense. I was given 35 doses of radiation directed very targetedly at the source of my cancer. I am only 6 weeks after the radiation and am beginning to recover from its side effects. Hopefully, I won't have to endure the long term issues you are encountering. Thank you for your input.

Sun, Feb 17 9:51pm · Scar tissue in throat caused by radiation and chemo treatment in Head & Neck Cancer

I have posted to this blog a few times in the past. I was diagnosed with squamous cell in my throat, close to my left tonsil. I decided to go with the 35 radiation treatment, which ended in early January. It had numerous difficult side effects, but most were mild compared with the aftermath, through which I am still enduring. My sore throat is finally abating. To add to the issues, I also developed thrush which did not respond to the first antibiotic my radiation doctor prescribed, so my encologist decided to try clotrimazole which had immediate results. I will not know for certain if the radiation destroyed the cancer for a couple of more weeks.

Mon, Jan 7 5:54pm · squamous cell in throat in Head & Neck Cancer

I have had very little problem with the snack pain. I am one treatment from my radiation treatment finishing, so I am hopeful my recovery time will be brief. My biggest issue has been hydration

Mon, Jan 7 12:10pm · squamous cell in throat in Head & Neck Cancer

The hydration helps more some days than others. I had a bad day Saturday and was in bed all day. Sunday and today is starting out better. Two more days of radiation to go then I should start the recovery phase-a couple of weeks of that, I am told, then I should start to get back to normal.

Sun, Jan 6 1:40pm · squamous cell in throat in Head & Neck Cancer

Thanks, Wayno. Last night I suffered an unfortunate relapse and felt like I was ready to give up! Couldn't breathe right, felt terrible all night. I stayed in bed for nearly 20 hours! Feeling okay this morning, but still have no appetite and am losing lots of weight. Glad I have only two treatments left and will be receiving hydration infusions for at least another week.

Dec 11, 2018 · squamous cell in throat in Head & Neck Cancer

Thank you. I would appreciate your instructions regarding use storage of aloe. We grow aloe plants and this could prove valuable to us.
Jim