Avoid food or drink that irritates your mouth

Your mouth will be more sensitive during chemotherapy treatment. Mouth sores are so painful they can result in difficulties eating, chewing or swallowing causing discomfort and bleeding in the mouth creating problems eating and drinking because the pain in your mouth can be so severe you could find it hard to swallow.

Eating and drinking hot or cold foods can be extremely difficult so try eating foods at room temperature or slightly warm and eat slowly. Avoid food that requires a lot of chewing.

Stay away from acidic foods and spicy foods and avoid sharp and crunchy foods as even the softest of foods can be difficult to eat. Cut your food into small pieces or puree foods making them easy to swallow, such as custards, rice, eggs, porridge, and soups. It’s amazing how a meal of meat and vegetables can be made easier to eat with a quick fizz in the food processor. Liquid foods such as soups and smoothies are fantastic options. A straw for drinking may help keep liquids away from sore areas in your mouth. Remember WARM, you don’t want to burn your mouth too.

You don’t want to create a sore mouth just because you have made the wrong food choice..,,,. and avoid Smoking!

We have included in Kit an Oral 7 Moisturising Toothpaste,  Oral 7 Moisturising Mouthwash and a soft toothbrush because we know how important it is to keep your mouth clean and healthy to help prevent infection.

Please speak to your medical team for advice on treating mouth problems affecting your mouth, lips or throat causing them to become dry and sore.

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Betty Whitehurst

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