Stomatitis is inflammation of the mouth/lips. It is a common side effect of chemotherapy. If your patient has stomatitis, provide the following teaching:
- Do not use alcohol based mouthwash!
- Use a soft toothbrush.
- Avoid acidic, spicy, dry, or crunchy foods.
- Cut food is smaller bites.
- Use a straw.
To learn more about stomatitis, check out our video on chemotherapy, radiation, malnutrition and mucositis.