Taste

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Anonymous
7/11/2018 9:37am
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Replies: 1

Hey guys,

My dad is on Mek/Taf +immunotherapy and, like most chemo patients, we’re struggling with taste. He’s doing ok with food for the most part, but we are struggling to find anything that he likes to drink. Milk upsets his GI, anything citrusy is too acidic, and we had some flavored water that he really liked for awhile but is now saying tastes bitter. Even normal water leaves a nasty aftertaste. Anybody have suggestions for things they liked to drink with metal mouth/wrong taste?

thanks!

Bubbles - (7/11/2018 - 10:16pm)

This is something that a fair number of folks on immunotherapy (including myself) have experienced.  Here are some links to prior discussions:

https://www.melanoma.org/find-support/patient-community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page/taste-buds  

And while this is more about oral lesions, you might find something helpful:  https://www.melanoma.org/find-support/patient-community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page/dehydration-mouth-sores

I wish your dad my best. Celeste