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My partner Gavin has today developed oral thrush on pembrolizumab after also having a very dry mouth and losing taste buds.
Can anyone help with this please.
Hi Louise, when Gavin started his Pembrolizumab he would have been given a telephone number for his medical team, mine is for my nurses, I have a day time number and a 24 hour number for emergencies. I think his team should be contacted for advise, as you’ve said he’s in some discomfort.
My team are really helpful with advise and can contact my gp if a prescription is required, or advise exactly what to get from a chemist if that’s easier. I get free prescriptions as a cancer patient, the doctors surgery gave me the paper work for a medical exemption card. Sometimes they have asked me to go in to see them in the assessment unit, sometimes a telephone call has been all that’s needed.
I hope they will put both of your minds at rest, and get his problem sorted.
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