Mucositis :: Aloe vera and Mucositis

In mucositis the epithelial cells of the oral mucosa are destroyed, causing an inflammatory response and denudation of the oral mucosa by the following mechanisms (1) cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy drugs on the rapidly dividing epithelial cells of oral mucosa (2) indirectly by bone marrow suppression.

There is preliminary evidence from a human trial that oral aloe vera does not prevent or improve mucositis (mouth sores) associated with radiation therapy.

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