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How to Treat Mucositis?


Medical Treatment:
If you are having cancer treatment, some of the things you can do to help prevent mucositis:
  • Take plenty of water
  • Floss once a day
  • Do not take painkillers without speaking to a pharmacist, nurse or doctorRinse your mouth with warm water or water mixed with a little bit of salt several times a day suck on crushed ice or ice lollies
  • Brush your teeth at least two times a day with a soft toothbrush
  • Do not use mouthwashes from shops without speaking to a pharmacist, nurse or doctor
  • Eat soft, moist foods and avoid eat crunchy, rough or sharp foods (like crisps), hot, spicy or salty foods, acidic foods (like tomatoes), oranges or lemons
  • Do not drink fizzy drinks, hot drinks or alcohol
  • Chew sugar-free gum
  • Avoid smoke
Within a few weeks of completing cancer treatment, mucositis should get improved. Your care team can offer treatments to ease it, such as:
  • Painkillers
  • Mouthwashes that clean, numb and protect your mouth
  • Medicines to stop diarrhea or reduce soreness inside your bottom
  • Gels or sprays to keep moist your mouth