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SIMPLIFY NUTRITION when treatment feels complicated

DEALING WITH SIDE EFFECTS

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DEALING WITH SIDE EFFECTS

What are you experiencing today?

Tip Serving foods cold or at room temperature can help lessen their taste and smell.
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Tip Brush your teeth 2-3 times per day with an extra-soft toothbrush, rinsing 3-4 times and flossing gently.
Tip Rinse your mouth frequently with a baking soda rinse to remove food and bacteria and promote healing.
Tip If dry mouth is a problem, try sucking on hard candy, sugar-free chewing gum, or frequently drinking water.
Tip Numbing lozenges and sprays can relieve mouth and throat pain.
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Tip Eat low-fiber foods like plain yogurt, white bread, and white rice.
Tip “Dry” forms of grains, such as crackers, pretzels, and toast, may be easiest to handle.
Tip Try light meals of clear soups, such as chicken soup or bouillon cubes dissolved in hot water.
Tip Eat high-protein foods, such as skinless chicken or scrambled eggs.
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Tip Try eating small, frequent meals throughout the day.
Tip Limit or avoid greasy, fatty, and/or spicy food, very sweet food like cake, candy, and cookies, food with strong odors (onions, broccoli, cauliflower, fish, etc.), and hot (temperature-wise) food.
Tip Ask your healthcare professional about medications that may help you manage cancer-related nausea and vomiting.
Tip Sit upright for meals and snacks and do not lie down immediately after eating.
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