What can I do about mucositis symptoms?

Your doctor will advise you on the best ways to help with your mucositisMucositis
Redness, swelling, pain and/or the development of sores in the mucous membranes of the body. This includes the tissue lining the mouth or throat and can include the genital area as well. Mucositis is sometimes a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation.
symptoms. He or she will instruct you to take folic acidFolic Acid
Folic acid is one of the B vitamins.It is used by the body to help make new cells.
acid and receive vitamin B12Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells.
to potentially reduce your mucositis symptoms.

General tips your doctor may recommend:

General tips your doctor may recommend:


It is important to let your healthcare team know right away if you develop mucositis.
To keep it from getting worse, your healthcare team may choose to reduce or stop your dose of FOLOTYN.

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