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What should I eat if I have a sore throat or mouth from cancer treatment?

If you have a sore throat or mouth, choose soft foods such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, scrambled eggs, egg custards, ricotta cheese, milkshakes, puddings, gelatins, creamy cereals, macaroni and cheese, and soups.
Follow these tips when eating if you have a sore mouth and throat after cancer treatment:
  • Avoid foods or liquids that irritate your mouth.
  • Drink through a straw.
  • Eat soft or pureed foods.
  • Eat your food cold or at room temperature.
  • Rinse your mouth often with water.

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