Chemotherapy and radiation impair your body’s germ-fighting system (immune system). With an impaired immune system, viruses, bacteria and fungi can more easily infect your mouth, causing mouth sores or making mouth sores worse. The mouth sores appear burn-like and can be painful, making it difficult to eat, talk, swallow and breathe. Mayo Clinic
Keep mouth and teeth clean and your mouth and lips moist by frequently rinsing mouth with water.
Oral care included in our Kit:
- A soft-bristle toothbrush (tip: soften even more by placing brush in very warm water)
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with Oral7® Moisturising Toothpaste, an SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) FREE toothpaste.
- Rinse your mouth out several times a day using a mouthwash such as alcohol free Oral7® Moisturising Mouthwash.
- Use the Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, 100% natural, to keep your lips moisturised.
Always alert your Medical Team if you develop any sensitivity in your mouth or notice any sores forming. They may recommend further treatments.
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