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Bad taste in mouth


#1

Any ideas for getting rid of the bad metallic taste in mouth during and after chemo? Sweets are not tolerable.


#2

My son always used to rinse his mouth with water and baking soda. You put about 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of luke warm water and take a big sip and rinse your mouth with it. Don't swallow. It also really helped really good for the little open spots that sometimes occur in his mouth.


#3

Lemon drops are awesome, but not sure if that's too sweet for you. I also found fresh watermelon, apples, and melons refreshing. Sometimes Crystal Lite in my water helped too, but other times it wasn't appealing.

I also did the baking soda/salt rinse, it helped when I had mouth sores. I also found home made soups and ice cream / sherberts to be appealing during recovery, it was easy on the mouth sores.


#4

Ginger or gums were also good for me


#5

I used to place an extra strong mint under my tongue and just let it disolve away


#6

I have heard pine apple fruit is good.


#7

Thanks!