Oral Mucositis: can honey reduce its severity?

Oral Mucositis: can honey lower its severity?Oral mucositis

is a typical adverse effects in clients receiving chemotherapy, or radiotherapy of the head and neck being seen in about 75% of high-risk clients. Mucositis can cause significant discomfort and difficulty in consuming and drinking requiring hospitalisation and nasogastric or intravenous nutrition. Few interventions have been revealed to be useful but some trials utilizing honey have suggested a prospective advantage. The objective of this review was to evaluate the prophylactic impacts of honey use on the management of radio/chemotherapy-induced mucositis. Searches were conducted in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, Science Direct, China National Understanding Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP(Chinese scientific journal database), and China Biology Medicine (CBM) databases without language constraint. Rand …
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