- Other Apps
Some people say the Chinese medicinal herb Coptidis Rhizoma can reduce oral mucositis during head and neck radiation. Well, it certainly did in over 200 patients who were double-blinded and randomized to Shuanghua Baihe tablets versus placebo during definitive chemoradiation for nasopharyngeal cancer. Shuanghua Baihe significantly reduced mucositis from 96% to 85% while delaying its onset to a median of 28 days from 14 days. What’s more, grade 3 mucositis was reduced from 74% to 21%. Whaddaya know, Shuanghua Baihe tablets containing Coptidis Rhizoma could significantly reduce the duration and severity of mucositis during head and neck radiation. But only if you can find 'em.