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How do you cope taste changes from chemotherapy?

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Dr. Kris Gast answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Make sure you use your nausea medicine on a regular basis. Sweet potatoes and black berry wine also help with nausea which can affect taste. Otherwise you really need to try foods you did not like before, mild foods, and think of the food you are eating as medicine and not optional. Hang in there...It will get better!

Answered Sep 19, 2013

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

I agree with my colleague's answer. In addition, you may want to put a little bit more spices on your food , and a little bit sugar or salt to enhance the sensation-off course-with caveat that only if your other medical condition allows you to do so.

Answered Feb 25, 2013

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Dr. Timothy Goggins answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

*eat small frequent meals*nonodorous foods*bland foods are typically better *eat in pleasant surroundings at scheduled times*supplement frequently (3 times daily minimum with ensure or boost or protein shakes)*try ginger (supplement typically helps with nausea, though may help with taste)*increase fluid intake*good oral hygeine ( burshing, saline rinses, no cigarettes or tobacco)*ask md for a list.

Answered Mar 13, 2019

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