Hey everyone,

We are on week 3 of radiation and the painful swallowing has begun. frown

Any and all suggestions for relief would be helpful. Does anyone know the best pain medication and any other tips?

He is using honey before and after radiation. I am going to check on magic mouthwash but for now he isn't taking anything for pain. Is there anything in particular that may help?

I read about an aspirin gargle and warm tea, broths. So far, that's all I've found.



Significant Other diagnosed in May: SCC Right Lateral Tongue , Right Floor of Mouth. Surgery July 30, 2019: Subtotal Glossectomy. Right Mandibulectomy, Extraction of All lower teeth. Removal of Right Lymph nodes; SCC in 4 of 23 Lymph Nodes, Reconstruction using tissue and bone from forearm and tissue from thigh.
Former smoker: 30 years and family h/o Cancer
Radiation began 9/6/19 and chemo 9/11/19.
Finished treatment in October 2019.
Awaiting CT Scan.