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Dryness and tightness in throat after chemo?

Dryness and tightness in throat after chemo?

Posted by moplanb on Nov 12, 2020 1:09 pm

Hi everyone, 

I experienced this after my second round of chemo, but it was relatively short-lived. I just went for round three yesterday and experienced the same thing about 10-15 minutes after leaving the hospital. The only difference is I am currently experiencing another bout of this this afternoon. I am on an additional 46 hours of a chemo infusion at home.

I initially took a few small sips of water, used a dry mouth spray and took a couple of puffs of salbutamol, followed by drinking some hot water (tea temperature). This seemed to be somewhat helpful. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this shortly after chemo ( I am on a FOLFOX regimen )? If so, do you have any additional  tips/suggestions to alleviate this discomfort?