Mucositis is defined as the inflammation of the mucosa of the mouth and/or throat and the appearance of sores, usually as a reaction to some cancer treatments. This symptom can appear at different stages of treatment and in different degrees, causing pain and discomfort when eating. It is generally recommended that patients modify the texture of food and other preparations.
To avoid irritation and discomfort, use non-irritating toothpaste and soft toothbrushes and dental floss. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
Drink around two litres of water, herbal teas, non-acidic fruit juices, broths, jellies, ice lollies… If it is painful, take small sips throughout the day and use a straw to direct the liquids to the less painful areas.
Choose small-volume meals and foods with high nutritional value. Try to maintain intake and remember the importance of ensuring a complete and adequate diet.
Mucositis is not conditioned by the performance of daily hygienic measures (mouthwashes), but these can help relieve discomfort.