A very common side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer patients is oral mucositis. This side effect often begins with redness and swelling in the mouth, on the tongue in the neck as a result of inflamed mucosa. This inflammation can then lead to painful ulcers, thick viscous saliva, bleeding gums and / or a burning sensation.
Consequently, swallowing, eating, drinking and talking is difficult or even go anymore. During an ongoing therapy, the symptoms may return in each case and, increasingly, which may lead to interruption or termination of the therapy desired.
Several studies show that about 60% of cancer patients receive with Oral Mucositis. In patients with head halskander this percentage is much higher.
Oral mucositis is a severe side effect and thus especially no afterthought. Just when the body needs to recover is to eat well and drink vital. Oral Mucositis is often appointed as severe impact on quality of life and is also from this perspective an update to spend on care.
A fungal nail (also known as lime nail / onychmocose nail) is a nail which has been infected with a fungus or a yeast. As a result, develop changes to the nail plate. In the beginning, can discolor the nail edges yellow, brown or green. It also creates tiny spots on the nail. If this is not treated color the entire nail to yellowish white or brown. The nail becomes brittle and can break off pieces.
Fungal nail pushes slowly and "breaks" the nail slowly, this process can be painful and lead to the release of the whole nail. Most fungal nails sit at the feet but also can cause onychomycosis with the fingers. An infection can easily spread, timely treatment is a must.
The impact of onychomycosis are in an advanced stage, the nails can be painful and cause trouble when walking. It is also a call unsightly thing quickly leads to feelings of shame.
The mellinn650 is an approved "Class II medical device. It is a handheld device that allows us to the existing technique of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in an innovative manner have made useful as an agent for prevention and treatment of against oral mucositis.
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The mellinn20 is a low-level laser therapy device in combination with blue light energy. The laser beams combined with piercing blue light energy through the infected nail plate and goals causative pathogens present in the nail bed.
The use of LLLT is "recommended" as a promising and aid in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis. The conclusion reached by an international group of dentists from a systematic investigation of laser and other light therapies.
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The mellinn650 in Rotterdam Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital one of the first positive experiences in treating a cancer patient with oral mucositis.