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What should you eat after oral radiation treatment?

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Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Oral radiation

Hi charlotte. It is important to maintain excellent nutrition when receiving radiation therapy.
Eating and drinking enough gives you more energy and helps you feel better. Foods with many calories and protein can help keep weight up. If your mouth is dry, avoid hard or dry food (eg, toast/crackers). If you have mouth sores, eat soft foods and avoid spicy or salty foods.Thanks for using healthtap.

In brief: Oral radiation

Hi charlotte. It is important to maintain excellent nutrition when receiving radiation therapy.
Eating and drinking enough gives you more energy and helps you feel better. Foods with many calories and protein can help keep weight up. If your mouth is dry, avoid hard or dry food (eg, toast/crackers). If you have mouth sores, eat soft foods and avoid spicy or salty foods.Thanks for using healthtap.
Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Soft, bland food

Oral radiation causes mucositis, a painful blistering of tissue inside the mouth.
Soft, bland foods without spice or acidity are best. Some people do better avoiding milk products which can make oral secretions thick. High-calorie liquids like ensure are a good choice when eating is too painful.

In brief: Soft, bland food

Oral radiation causes mucositis, a painful blistering of tissue inside the mouth.
Soft, bland foods without spice or acidity are best. Some people do better avoiding milk products which can make oral secretions thick. High-calorie liquids like ensure are a good choice when eating is too painful.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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