Mild mucositis


Maintain good oral hygiene.

Mucositis is not conditioned by daily hygienic measures (mouthwashes), but these can help to alleviate discomfort.

Keep lips moisturised with lip cream or olive oil to prevent chapping and dryness.

It is recommended to drink about two litres of water a day (herbal teas or natural broths). If it is painful, take small sips throughout the day and use a straw to direct the liquids to the less painful areas.

Before meals, numb your mouth with crushed ice, very cold water, jellies, or ice cream to reduce pain.


  • Alcoholic beverages, coffee, carbonated drinks and other acidic or irritating soft drinks (cola drinks).
  • Acidic foods (tomato, raw pepper, kiwi, lemon, orange, strawberry, tangerine, mango, pineapple, vinegar, pickles…).
  • Very spicy, seasoned, or salty foods.
  • Dry or hard foods (crusty bread, toasted bread, breadsticks, nuts, rusks, dried fruits, dry biscuits, crisps, dry or very mature cheeses, and battered or gratin type cooking).
  • Sticky foods (such as mashed potatoes, croquettes, bananas, chocolate, etc.).
  • Fibrous foods such as some grilled meats or wild asparagus.

Preferably eat foods with a soft texture or that are easy to swallow (stews, soups, caramel puddings, soft cheeses, ripe and sweet fruits, overcooked pasta and rice, very tender fish, and meat). Cook foods until they are soft and accompany them with sauces, broths, or juices to facilitate swallowing, especially those that are drier. Cut the ingredients into very small pieces and chew them slowly.