Don't Use Chlorhexidine for Oral Mucositis

Questions often come up about how to treat oral mucositis...especially when it causes severe pain, weight loss, delays in chemo, etc.

Manage lesions. Suggest frequent rinsing with a solution of one teaspoon of salt in 1 L of water to maintain oral hygiene and comfort.

If a saline rinse isn't enough, recommend using an OTC product to coat lesions (Amphojel, etc)...or a film-forming agent (Zilactin, etc).

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