When a head and neck cancer patient going through radiation treatments has a mild sore throat, what can be done to alleviate the side effect?

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AnuragSinghMD (Physician (Verified) ) - 01 / 25 / 2015

The basics of sore throat management include soothing and anesthetic swish and swallow preparations (benadryl/maalox/xylocaine, magic mouthwash, etc) and systemic pain medicines. The systemic pain medicines range from over the counter medications and escalates as needed to narcotic medications as needed.
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