Oral cryotherapy (cold therapy) for the prevention of oral mucositis during short chemotherapy infusions

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Learn how cold therapy of the mouth (oral cryotherapy) is used during cancer treatment or blood and marrow transplant to prevent oral mucositis.

Key points

  • Oral mucositis is a common side effect of chemotherapy.
  • Oral cryotherapy is strongly recommended to prevent oral mucositis during short chemotherapy IV infusions.
  • Oral cryotherapy consists of using cold temperatures in the mouth through foods and drinks during chemotherapy.
  • It is an easy, well-tolerated procedure with no known risks.
Last updated: February 17th 2022