Stomatitis

by Cathy Parkes December 13, 2019 Updated: December 29, 2021

Stomatitis
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.


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