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For those with Cancer, question about metal taste

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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 My mom's BFF has had cancer twice. Currently she's living with my parents 3-4 days a week. She's doing worse this time, it's in her brain. She's losing her appetite, all the foods she eats has a metallic taste to them. I was wondering if you had any tips for me to give to them on foods that would reduce the metallic taste and help her body get more nutrition. I've done a little bit of checking already on the Mayo Clinic's website.

Thanks in advance for anything you can help me with....

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ToraMay
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM

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yasbobari
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:18 PM
Im sorry! You're all doing a great job!
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girlygirl320
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:37 PM
Light foods with a fruity flavor. Avoid heavy fatty foods if possible. Cold beverages might taste better than warm. Maybe try fruit smoothies w vitamins added. Good luck to all of you:) Jen. (Nurse)
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ToraMay
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM

 Thanks Jen

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nettesmomma
by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM

It might be a side effect of medication, and if that's the case there's only so much you can do to ward it off.  However some of the best ways to subdue it a bit is to drink citrus drinks, orange lemon etc.  It'll help stimulate the saliva glands and "wash" the taste buds. Peppermint candies can also help (or pretty much anything to suck on).  If she can stomach it, she can brush her tongue with baking soda to balance the pH levels in her mouth.  Some of those homeopathy fans (my xmil) would say green tea or a herb called cats claw I'm not much for that stuff but some people prefer it...

Hope some of that helps...

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