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How Do I Get Rid Of Throat Cancer Sores
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Radiation, surgery.: Local disease is treated with surgery or radiation, with curative intent. Locally advanced disease also gets surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil and radiation is as just as good. Recurrent or metastatic disease is treated palliatevely with Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil or paclitaxel. These patients are often malnourished and have other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be patient: If it is a true cold (viral throat infection) there isn't much you can do, except for treat the symptoms while your body fights the infection. Stay well hydrated, take lots of vitamin C and Zinc, take decongestants, cough suppressants, and fever/pain meds as needed. Typically these last for 5-7 days. ...Read more
No quick cure: Canker sores are caused by a virus and take time to heal. This takes typically 7-10 days to run its course. Usually when you notice the cold sore the virus has been going for 3 days as its caused by a virus antibiotics dont help. Best treatment is to place an antiviral ointment (prescription needed) on the cold sore and avoid licking or touching it during the healing period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treating canker sore: Canker sores are unpredictable, because they are not caused by an infection initially - they are similar to other autoimmune conditions, which are caused by your immune system. They have to run their course, but using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (a prescription dental rinse) can expedite the healing. Just make sure you aren't talking about a cold sore, which is actually herpes, a very contagious condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more
Surgery: The more common form of stomach cancer, adenocarcinoma is usually treated with surgery if possible, followed sometimes by chemotherapy and radiation depending on pathology findings. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are also treated upfront with surgery if resectable. Lymphomas can also occur in stomach, and while surgery is sometimes utilized, primary chemotherapy and radiation therapy are options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) go away on their own. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. The pharmacies sell numerous medications to apply that work fairly well. Ask your druggist which he\she recommends. If necessary you can see a dentist to treat or prescribe something that will work slightly better and perhaps quicker. Most people just wait it out. ...Read more
Oral antiviral.: The only effective treatments for cold sores are the oral antivirals, such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) and famvir. Topical cold sore treatments, no matter what you've heard or read, have little or no effect. Treatment can be intermittent or continuous, depending on location and frequency of episodes. Your doctor or a dermatologist can determine what you need and write the prescription. ...Read more
You can't: There are many causes of pharyngitis, and most will take a while to be corrected. You may alleviate some symptoms by using analgesics, lozenges, etc. If it's severe you may benefit from a throat swab to check for streptococcus. An old home remedy is to gargle occasionally with salt water. If this is associated with a fever or rash, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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