About Oral Mucositis

What is Oral Mucositis (OM)?

  • OM is a painful inflammation (swelling, irritation) of the lining of the mouth and throat1,2
  • OM gets worse over time and can be hard to manage1-3

What causes OM?

OM is a common side effect of radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments1


  • Severe pain and inflammation
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Increased use of prescription opioids

Severe cases of OM may interrupt a patient's cancer treatment schedule5

What are the symptoms of Oral Mucositis?6

Keeping OM under control is essential to cancer treatment success

References: 1. The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery. Prevention and treatment of oral mucositis in cancer patients. Best Practice Evidence Based Practice Information Sheets for Health Professionals. South Australia, Australia. 1998;2(3):1-6. 2. Kintzel PE. Management of oral mucositis in cancer patients. Clin Oncol News. October 2011:1-7. 3. Silverman S Jr. Diagnosis and management of oral mucositis. Support Oncol. 2007;5(2 suppl 1):13-21. 4. Biswal BM. Current trends in the management of oral mucositis related to cancer treatment. Malaysian J Med Sci. 2008;15(3):4-13. 5. Sonis ST, Elting LS, Keefe D, et al. Perspectives on cancer therapy-induced mucosal injury. Cancer. 2004;100(9 suppl):1995-2025. 6. Oral mucositis. The American Academy of Oral Medicine website. https://www.aaom.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149:oral-mucositis&catid=22:patient-condition-information&Itemid=120. January 22, 2015. Accessed February 24, 2020.


GELX ORAL GEL has a mechanical action indicated for the management of pain and relief of pain, by adhering to the mucosal surface of the mouth, soothing oral lesions of various etiologies, including: Oral Mucositis/Stomatitis (may be caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy), irritation due to oral surgery, traumatic ulcers caused by braces or ill-fitting dentures, or disease. Also indicated for diffuse aphthous ulcers.


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  • Do not use if stick pack has been opened prior to receipt or is damaged in any way.
  • Do not eat or drink for at least one hour after use.
  • If no improvement is seen in 7 days, talk to your physician.

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