• I am having some pain in my mouth from the chemo making sores. I need suggestions for soft or liquid things to eat.

    Asked by OldGuy on Friday, June 14, 2019

    I am having some pain in my mouth from the chemo making sores. I need suggestions for soft or liquid things to eat.

    I can't think of many things that will be good to eat other than Ice cream. What have you made to eat to get your through the time frame while dealing with this?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I had those issues myself. I survived on ice cream, mashed potatoes & gravy, pudding, jello, and some veggies. Usually, it was whatever I could eat without it burning, that would slide down.

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Grits if you're from the South, scrambled eggs, yogurt. cream soups. Best wishes as you deal with this.

      about 1 month ago
    • Created07's Avatar
      Created07

      There is also a special mouthwash that my oncologist prescribed for me during chemo....MAGIC MWNYS. It worked wonders...rinse and swallow every 6 hours.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Potato soup is always good :) Mashed potatoes or even baked potatoes or sweet potatoes should be pretty easy to eat. Smoothies - there are tons of recipes for those - and they are really good for you.

      I was told to rinse with baking soda and salt in warm water. It didn't taste very good, but it kept me from getting mouth sores. And, the few times a mouth sore has popped up, it has helped make them go away.

      Good luck!! This too shall pass :)

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      You can also dab those sores with pure aloe to speed the healing.

      about 1 month ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar
      Kp2018

      Mushy soups like potato, as mentioned by LiveWithCancer, split pea, bean, etc. I put oyster crackers in the soups and waited until they were soft and mushy before eating.

      Be sure to let your treatment team know about this. I learned that they had some remedies up their sleeves that were not mentioned in the Chemo Teach session. One that was especially helpful was MuGard mouthrinse. https://mugard.com/ I was provided with enough free samples of the stuff to get me through the worst of the mouth sores. It really relieved the pain, and helped numb my mouth before eating.

      about 1 month ago
    • Gabbymom04's Avatar
      Gabbymom04

      Hi, grits, oatmeal, ground sausage or crumbled bacon in omelettes or scrambled eggs(boiled eggs are also good..they didn't seem to irritate my mouth). Soups, even ramen or udon soups, egg noddles and spaghetti(but watch the sauce...I had to switch to butter and cream sauces instead of the traditional spaghetti sauce because it was a bit irritating..so that might need some experimenting. any ground meats with rice, mashed potatoes..(shepherds pie is GREAT),And this will shock you...fish, it totally just melts in your mouth(uhm..not fried..but you can bake it, broil it, even grilled it stays soft and tender--but watch the spices..I found out pepper is not my mouth sores friend!!, tuna fish,surimi.... egg sandwich,applesauce, ..and smoothies, sorbets, ice creams, and if you can drink them the ensure, or other meal supplement drinks.

      Did your doctor give you the Benadryl/Maalox/Lidocaine mouthwash blend to help? Mine gave it to me to swish around my mouth before eating...of course it made everything in my mouth numb...so I started taking a q-tip and just applying it like a dentist before an injection on my inner cheeks, and only gargled/swallowed with it when my throat hurt.
      Also, I rinse with 1/2 tsp of baking soad with 1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup warm water. I usually do it when I wake up, after I eat, and before going to bed...I think it really helped/helps.
      I hope this helps and pray those sores go away soon.

      about 1 month ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      During treatment, we need protein to help rebuild our muscles and tissue. Boost PLUS has about 30 grams of protein and vitamins and minerals; my surgeon highly recommends this before surgery to build you up and after surgery for nutrition. I found that the chocolate flavor tastes really good. I would swirl it in my blender with some ice and make a smoothie.

      about 1 month ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      I lived off of instant breakfast. I would make it in the blender and add fresh fruit at times. I also kept a lot of frozen fruit in the freezer and made smoothie with the fruit, yogurt, fruit juice and basically anything I felt like adding that day.

      about 1 month ago

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