Robust studies needed to evaluate topical agents available to treat HIV related oral ulcers

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HIV/AIDS is currently the leading cause of death in adults in Africa and the sixth leading cause of death worldwide. In HIV infected adults, oral ulcers occur more frequently, last longer, and produce more painful symptoms than in immunocompetent people.  The aim of this review was to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of topical [read the full story…]

Using ice chips reduces oral mucositis in patients undergoing chemotherapy

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Cancer treatment is increasingly effective but is associated with short and long term side effects. Oral side effects remain a major source of illness despite the use of a variety of agents to prevent them. One of these side effects is oral mucositis (mouth ulcers). The aim of this study was to assess the effect [read the full story…]