Inflammation

Inflammation of the mouth

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy act on the cancerous tumour, but also on rapidly dividing cells like those of the mucous membrane in the mouth and digestive tract. Your gums, the inside of your cheeks, your palate, tongue and throat may become more fragile.

Inflammation of the mucous membrane in the mouth is known as mucositis. There are one or more symptoms - irritation, swelling, a burning sensation, mouth ulcers – and these are sometimes accompanied by difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking.

Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever

Treatment:

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Toothache

I have a problem in my mouth (toothache, bleeding gums, etc.), what should I do?

The gums are highly vascularized during pregnancy. They can bleed or become inflamed more easily.

Quick tips:

  • Use a soft toothbrush
  • Have a check-up at your dentist

If you have toothache, visit your dentist for a check-up. Performing X-rays and/or undergoing local anesthesia, if necessary, is not contraindicated.

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Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever

Treatment:

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