Friday, April 23, 2010

No Taste? Try This Simple Solution....

Many cancer patients may lose their sense of taste on occasion when they are on radiation or other types of cancer treatment.

One very simple solution to restore your taste buds is to rinse your mouth before eating with club soda.  That apparently is a tried and true remedy passed along by our hospital pharmacist based on his assessment of many cancer patients.

Last week my husband could not taste a couple of my home cooked meals.  Seemed to taste like "rubber" to him.  Now, I must admit that I'm not the world's best chef, but I do manage to cook a decent corned beef dinner with all the trimmings so it was not the meal itself, but the taste buds.

I'm going to keep that club soda on hand at all times from now on...can't let all of that hard work in preparing the meal go to waste as a result of bad taste buds.

Hope this hint helps you.....please let me know your results with a quick comment.

Here's another link for more possible rememdies if you encounter tasteless meals.


Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks! I'll give that a try. Ron has that problem off and on. Someone told us to rinse with salt/baking soda. But he hates that!

Deb said...

Let me know if the club soda does make a difference Whidney...always appreciate your comments.