What relieves mouth ulcers in people undergoing chemotherapy?

People with cancer undergoing chemotherapy may develop mouth ulcers. Tips for eating when a mouth ulcer is present include pureeing or liquefying foods in a blender to make them easier to swallow, drinking through a straw to bypass mouth sores, avoiding irritating spices or acidic foods, eating high-protein and high-calorie foods to speed healing, and rinsing the mouth often to remove food and germs.

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