Recovery After Treatment Of Nasopharyngeal Cancer?

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At night doc, my mother got the nasoparynx, I have chemotherapy and radiotherapy, how do I recover after radiotherapy, her body is getting thinner, it’s hard to breathe and most importantly it’s hard to drink so it’s dehydrated then it’s limp so it’s hard to go anywhere, ask for a solution doc, thanks

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The effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on your mother who has nasopharyngeal cancer, certainly makes you uncomfortable. Actually, after cancer treatment, the side effects will gradually disappear by itself. If the symptoms are very severe, the Interventional Radiologist / Oncologist will usually provide medicines to treat the annoying symptoms.

A complete medical evaluation is required to determine the best treatment. If indeed your mother is unable to eat and drink until it causes dehydration / lack of fluids accompanied by difficulty breathing, of course this condition is dangerous. You should not delay to check with your mother to the doctor who has been providing medical treatment.

To treat nausea, try the following:

Provide a drinking bottle with the size of the water collected, accompany your mother regularly to drink a little bit every few minutes. Use a straw to make drinking easier. If your mother vomits more than 3 times, immediately give ORS gradually. Read the drinking rules and its manufacture on the ORS pack. Consume foods & drinks that contain ginger and turmeric. Ginger and turmeric can help reduce nausea, although the potency is not very strong. Consume liquid soft foods, but try to keep using spices and contain balanced nutrition. So that your mother eats food. If you can't eat a lot, eat small amounts of food but often. Avoid food, drink, and smell too strong because it can trigger nausea and vomiting. Take regular medication from a doctor.

Read the two articles, regarding:

Radiotherapy. Chemotherapy This is the information we can share, hope it helps you.

Greetings healthy, Dr. Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.

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