Coping with side effects

Every now and then we will collect highlights from posts answered by our professionals, advice shared by users, tips shared in treatment tasks and other information relevant when dealing with the challenges ahead.
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Alleviating the bitter taste that follows chemotherapy:
  • Eating a green apple
  • Chewing ice chips opsicles, mints and sweets
  • Sucking on pineapple
  • Drinking cold sparkling water.


How to treat and prevent dry scalp:
  • Massage your scalp (and face) with coconut oil right after you shower.
  • Alternatively use your face cream to hydrate the skin on your scalp.


Soothing oral lesions that follow chemo:
  • Rub the lesion with raw tahini
  • Gargle salt water after every meal
  • Gargle water with a table spoon of baking soda and lemon.


Boosting your energy and maintaining a normal blood count:
  • Mix a healthy shake! Use ingredients like wheatgrass, fresh fruit and veggies.
  • One recommended combination – beets, carrots, apples, oranges and some honey.
  • If you’re a meat eater, you can eat chicken liver.
  • Either way, physical activity is highly recommended.


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Best of health.
BeLong Team.

(Please note that all tips shared are based on personal experience they could be helpful to some and not to others and should not be considered as medical advice.)

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