Post radiation therapy to feel sour taste

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Post radiation therapy to feel sour taste

After my radiations session of 7 weeks my taste not yet come to a normal what ever salty food I try to eat feels the taste of venegar or pickle

Any one be kind to tell me the remedy pl

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Re: Post radiation therapy to feel sour taste

That doesn't sound like much fun at all @Parvez

 

Has it improved any at all in the past few weeks?

 

-Kate

Cancer Council Online Community Manager

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Re: Post radiation therapy to feel sour taste

Dear Kate 

Good day

Thank you very much to write to me 

No my dear there is no improvement so far i am still feel bad tastes or tastless. I did not receive any advise from any of the community members yet 

Best regards 

 

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Re: Post radiation therapy to feel sour taste

Hello,

I also did 7 weeks radiation plus 3 chemo sessions (throat cancer).

I am now 6 weeks post treatment and eating all my meals. However although my tastebuds are slowly coming back but it is definitely a work in progress.  

 

I have only recently been able to eat red meat (I had a very tender steak last night and it was quite good). But I still cannot eat anything that is acidic at all (still have some ulceration in my mouth). Also cannot eat anything that is dry or very sweet (no biscuits or chocolate for me).  

 

My current diet consists of milk, grilled fish, steamed veggies, brown rice, eggs, pasta, cheese and a LOT of oats.  I just keep trying different things and today I had english muffins with butter for lunch. I am drinking water and weak hot chocolate (coffee and tea still taste awful).

 

It's a slow journey but I am getting better every day.

Hope you continue to progress too.

Angela 

 

 

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