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Comment & Response
May 2019

Finding the Magic in Magic Mouthwash

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  • 1Division of Radiation Oncology, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(5):723-724. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0267

To the Editor In a Teachable Moment published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Uberoi and colleagues1 maintained that the use of magic mouthwash for the symptomatic relief of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis should be abandoned because there is no data to support its use. However, it’s important to note that the authors are referring only to chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis because there is data to support the use of magic mouthwash for oral mucositis associated with radiation therapy.

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