• 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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    • Gabbymom04's Avatar

      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.

      6 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      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.

      6 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      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.

      6 months ago

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