Throat radiation: horrible mucus
Looking for suggestions to clear mucus. Eating anything soft with same texture makes me nauseous and I’ve lost over 10 lbs. Taking protein drinks but all have similar thick consistency. Gargling with salt water helps – tried salt water with baking soda but it burned my mouth.
Does gum chewing help?
I know I can’t use mouthwash.
Tried mucinex tho I didn’t have other symptoms. It didn’t loosen anything.
I just finished my 4 1/2 weeks radiation. Have been sleeping a lot with a vaporizer to help. The constant mucus is the worst and makes me lose any appetite i would have.
I had 9 hours of surgery for the cancer in my throat. I too have all that mucus. I use 2 pills of glycopyrrolate 2mg usually in the afternoon and at bedtime. It helps dry up some of that mucus. I also spray my throat with warm water if the mucus is stuck in my throat. I found a small spray bottle in the dollar bin at Walmart. Works good for this. I hope I’ve helped a little.
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I had mouth/throat radiation a year ago after a 10+ hour surgery and partial glossectomy for Stage III oral cancer. The radiation caused excessive mucus and swelling. I tried drinking lots of water and that seemed to help thin the mucus out some. I also took Claritan and used a nasal spray (both recommended by my oncologist/ENT) to help with the symptoms. I’d start by contacting your oncologist/ENT and get recommendations from them. I’ve lost 25+ pounds, but have stabilized and am not losing weight now. Eating is still not an enjoyable experience, but a necessity. Praying your condition improves and you continue to heal.
My immediate thought is Aspirating with an aspirator. There is Postural Drainage. It uses gravity to help move mucus from the lungs up to the throat. Lying on a wedge shaped pillow on your stomach can achieve this. You can also lie or sit in various positions so the part of the lung to be drained is as high as possible. That part of the lung is then drained using percussion, vibration and gravity. One of these methods should give you relief and help manage your discomfort. Stay strong!
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