Various drugs used in chemotherapy can cause a number of side effects. Some of those side-effects can be observed in cancer patients' mouths, like mouth sores, pain in the mouth and gums, peeling or burning of the tongue, infection, changes in taste, temporary decrease in body's ability to produce infection-fighting cells, bleeding from the gums. All these symptoms should be reported to the health care team as soon as they’re noticed. However, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try and fight these symptoms with proper and appropriate oral care. Sometimes, chemotherapy is administered orally. This is generally considered better for the patient, but it can cause even more side effects in the mouth. Among the most common adverse effects of chemotherapy is oral mucositis (OM). It is a painful inflammatory reaction of the oral mucosa.
At Hope & Beauty, we think of how to aid cancer patients in relieving these annoying and persistent problems. Our line of oral care products are carefully selected, consisting of essential products for oral care while on chemo.