Clarify Oral Liquid Rxs for Mouth Sores Written With "S/S" in the Directions

Patients are asking what works to treat mouth sores caused by certain cancer treatments.

Oral "mucositis" is different than typical canker sores. They're "burn-like" wounds in the mouth that can cause severe pain leading to weight loss...and sometimes they can delay the next round of chemo.

Keeping the lesion clean helps prevent infection and promotes healing. Rinsing with a solution of one teaspoon of salt in 32 oz of water is usually sufficient to maintain oral hygiene and comfort.

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