Salty taste in back of throat and mouth

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Salty taste in back of throat and mouth

by devotedwife on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:00 AM

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Any advice for a gastrectomy patient 4 months post op who has a salty taste in mouth ? Still unable to eat due to complications. Only on TPN most of time with small amounts of liquids by mouth.

RE: Salty taste in back of throat and mouth

by Iveth on Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:00 AM

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  • Try using plastic flatware and glass cups and plates.
  • Try sugar-free lemon drops, gum, or mints.
  • Try fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables instead of canned.
  • Season foods with tart flavors such as lemon wedges,
    lemonade, citrus fruits, vinegar, and pickled foods. (If you have a
    sore mouth or throat, do not use this tip.)
  • Try flavoring foods with new tastes or spices - with onion,
    garlic, chili powder, basil, oregano, rosemary, tarragon, barbecue
    sauce, mustard, catsup, or mint.
  • Counter a salty taste with added sweeteners; sweet taste
    with added lemon juice and salt; and bitter taste with added sweeteners.
  • Rinse your mouth with baking soda mouthwash before eating
    to help improve the tastes of foods. (Mix 1 teaspoon salt and 1
    teaspoon baking soda in 1 quart water. Shake well before swishing and
    spitting.)
  • Keep your mouth clean and brush your teeth with a
    non-mint-flavored toothpaste to help ease bad tastes.
  • Serve foods cold or at room temperature. This can decrease
    the foods’ tastes and smells, making them easier to tolerate.
  • Freeze fruits such as cantaloupe, grapes, oranges, and
    watermelon, and eat them as frozen treats.
  • Eat fresh vegetables. They may be more appealing than
    canned or frozen ones.
  • Try marinating meats to make them more tender.
  • If red meats taste strange, try other protein-rich foods
    such as chicken, fish, eggs, or cheese.
  • Blend fresh fruits into shakes, ice cream, or yogurt.

here is the website were I found the information 

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/content/MBC_6_2X_When_Thin

 

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