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Phlegm #199633
12-24-2019 11:55 PM
12-24-2019 11:55 PM
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My husband has 1 more treatment to finish a course of 35 radiation and 5 chemo treatments. The phlegm he has is so thick. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce it or thin it? He wants to do things, but is embarrassed to be out in public.

How long after radiation treatments are finished does it take for the phlegm to stop?

Re: Phlegm [Re: SueBee65] #199637
12-27-2019 08:44 AM
12-27-2019 08:44 AM
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The best way to deal with the phlegm is to clean the mouth with a Waterpik. Put a spoonful of the magic mouthwash in the water tank filled with warm water. Then clean the mouth on the lowest setting using the tongue scraper. It cleans out the phlegm very efficiently, although it needs to be repeated several times in a day.


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She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails... Elizabeth Edwards

Wife to John,dx 10/2012, BOT, HPV+, T3N2MO, RAD 70 gy,Cisplatinx2 , PEG in Dec 6, 2012, dx dvt in both legs after second chemo session, Apr 03/13 NED, July 2013 met to lungs, Phase 1 immunotherapy trial Jan 18/14 to July/14. Taxol/carboplatin July/14. Esophagus re-opened Oct 14. PEG out April 8, 2015. Phase 2 trial of Selinexor April to July 2015. At peace Jan 15, 2016.

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