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Dr. John Landi
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Mucositis (Overview)

A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can see them. Supportive care!


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I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything i can do?

I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything i can do?

Magic mouthwash: There are some prescription mouthwashes which can greatly relieve the discomfort. They may contain lidocaine or benadryl, (diphenhydramine) kaopectate or maalox, and a corticosteroid. Sysyemic steroids may also be prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
16 doctors shared insights

Mucositis (Overview)

A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can see them. Supportive care!


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What are the tests for mucositis?

What are the tests for mucositis?

Mucositis is: A clinical diagnosis. There really is not a specific test for mucositis that would generally be utilized and instrumenting a patient to directly visualize mucosal breakdown in the setting of cancer therapy would be discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc). ...Read more

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Is there is gel treatment for mucositis?

Yes.: A variety of treatments are available for mucositis. See - http://oralcancerfoundation.Org/treatment/mucositis.Html. Commercially available or "compounded" gel therapies may be available to help treat mucositis. Gels may act as a barrier protection while other therapies may work in other ways. ...Read more

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Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Actually not: Diflucan is to prevent a super infection with candida but oral mucositis is treated with mixtures of topical anesthetic, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and steroid, which might predispose to candida. ...Read more

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What are the tests for mucositis?

Mucositis is: A clinical diagnosis. There really is not a specific test for mucositis that would generally be utilized and instrumenting a patient to directly visualize mucosal breakdown in the setting of cancer therapy would be discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc). ...Read more

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Can someone please help me with my mucositis?

Can someone please help me with my  mucositis?

Depends on the cause: Mucositis or inflammation and irritation of the mucosal tissues can be due to a number of causes. Treatment is dependent upon the etiology of the mucositis. For some patients, pain relief can be provided with a mouthrinse usually containing an anesthetic agent such as xylocaine (lidocaine) in combination with other ingredients. However, the cause still needs to be identified and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mucositis?

What is the definition or description of: mucositis?

Mucositis is: A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can see them. Supportive care! ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to get better from mucositis?

Mucositis is a ....: Common side effect of many chemotherapy drugs, which cause mucosal inflammation. This can be painful and is exacerbated by hsv reactivation (which is all too common among cancer patients). Supportive care with bicarb rinses, magic mouthwash (mylanta/benadryl/viscous lidocaine), etc is helpful to keep mouth clean. Opiate pain relief and when appropriate, acyclovir. Count recovery is the most help. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with lichenoid mucositis is there anything i can do?

Magic mouthwash: There are some prescription mouthwashes which can greatly relieve the discomfort. They may contain lidocaine or benadryl, (diphenhydramine) kaopectate or maalox, and a corticosteroid. Sysyemic steroids may also be prescribed. ...Read more

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