How do you treat chemo blisters?
More tips for dealing with mouth sores
- Chew ice chips to help numb painful areas.
- Stop smoking or using tobacco products.
- Dab on an over-the-counter oral pain medication to ease discomfort.
- Limit or avoid spicy, salty, and acidic foods.
- Choose soft foods that don’t require you to chew a lot.
What do chemo mouth sores look like?
Sores in the mouth that may be red, or may have small white patches in the middle. They may bleed or become infected. Pain or discomfort when you chew or swallow. This may also feel like a sore throat.
What can I eat with mouth sores from chemo?
Eat soft, bland, creamy foods high in calories and protein, such as cream-based soups, cheeses, yogurt, milkshakes, pudding, ice cream, or commercial liquid protein supplements.
When do mouth sores appear after chemo?
Mouth sores caused by chemotherapy treatment usually develop a few days after treatment begins and go away within two or three weeks after stopping chemotherapy. The mouth sores usually reach their peak around the seventh day after chemotherapy treatment ends.
Can chemo affect your teeth?
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause changes in the lining of the mouth and the salivary glands, which make saliva. This can upset the healthy balance of bacteria. These changes may lead to mouth sores, infections, and tooth decay.
What causes chemo belly?
Chemo and radiation have been known to prevent the small intestine from producing enough of the body’s required enzyme lactase, which can lead to bloating, gassiness, cramping or diarrhea when foods with lactose are eaten.
Do chemo side effects get worse with each treatment?
Most types of pain related to chemotherapy get better or go away between treatments. However, nerve damage often gets worse with each dose. Sometimes the drug causing the nerve damage has to be stopped. It can take months or years for nerve damage from chemotherapy to improve or go away.
What not to eat during chemo?
Foods to avoid (especially for patients during and after chemo):
- Hot, spicy foods (i.e. hot pepper, curry, Cajun spice mix).
- Fatty, greasy or fried foods.
- Very sweet, sugary foods.
- Large meals.
- Foods with strong smells (foods that are warm tend to smell stronger).
- Eating or drinking quickly.
What can I drink when I have mouth sores?
Drink cold fluids, such as water or iced tea, or eat Popsicles. Sometimes fluid touching the canker sore can cause a stinging pain. Use a straw so the fluid doesn’t touch the canker sore. Hold ice on the canker sore until it is numb.
What should I cook for chemo patients?
- baked beans on toast with grated cheese.
- crumpets or muffins toasted with cheese, and fruit.
- scrambled or poached egg on toast and a glass of orange juice.
- tuna or sardines on buttered toast with fresh tomato.
- a ham and cheese omelette with buttered bread.
How do I get my taste buds back after chemo?
Rinse your mouth with fruit juice, wine, tea, ginger ale, club soda, or salted water before eating. This will help clear your taste buds. You can sometime get rid of the strange taste in your mouth by eating foods that leave their own taste in your mouth, such as fresh fruit or hard candy.
Why is my tongue white after chemo?
Caused by yeast overgrowth, this condition is also known as oral thrush and oral candidiasis. Thrush looks like small white bumps on the tongue and inside the mouth.
Does chemo affect your tongue?
Five to 10 days following an initial chemotherapy treatment, inflammation and sores can develop on the tongue, gums and anywhere along the digestive tract. This can lead to discomfort and a loss of taste.