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Cyprusfan
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Hello everyone 

Please can anyone advise me if someone they are looking after suffers from increased saliva output due to chemo or as I like to say lemon treatment as I hate the other word!

He constantly needs to spit and it's getting him down. 

So wish our lives were back to pre 23rd August

One forum I never expected to be using. 

Thanks 

Hayley

LoobyLou49
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Hi

I can't answer your question I'm afraid. My husband had operations and radiotherapy, but goodness knows the side effects are so varied. I wonder if you might get more success posting in the cancer experiences group? Worth a try anyway. You might also find his specialist nurse will know, they're always happy to answer questions. Otherwise, perhaps the Ask an Expert page, where you can message one of the experts and they'll get back to you. I hope you find some more information.

Hugs,

LoobyLou   

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Cyprusfan
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Thank you Looby Lou.  I will ask on there now.  Best of luck with everything. It's truly a shit time for patients and relatives alike .

Hayley x

The BODACH
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Hi Hayley

Sorry to hear about your husbands problem with his "lemon treatment"

You might find this of interest

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/coping/side-effects-and-symptoms/mouth-problems/looking-after-your-mouth-during-chemotherapy.html&ved=2ahUKEwj37fuK-o_lAhXXQUEAHUoYDpAQFjAQegQIBRAI&usg=AOvVaw1YfHv-1fgn3VxSzRGwnOl2&cshid=1570651012681

Please click on the above to open up the Macmillans information leaflet.

You can also try posting your question to our Ask a nurse page for advice.

We do have a Chemotherapy group where the members might have some help for you.

Hopefully that someone might have some suggestions for you

Please keep us informed 

Ian

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The BODACH
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Hi Hayley

Just popped back in to mention our October Chemo Chat  group that might be of interest to you don't be put off by the fact it's part of the breast group everyone is welcome to join in and ask questions 

Ian

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