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Efficacy of honey in reduction of post tonsillectomy pain, randomized clinical trial

(2014) Efficacy of honey in reduction of post tonsillectomy pain, randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.

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Abstract

Abstract Objectives Tonsillectomy is one of the most common operations performed in pediatric population. One of the most prevalent tonsillectomy complications is early or delayed post-operative hemorrhage. Other important morbidity is post-operative pain. Historically, honey has been used for wound control, reducing the inflammation, and healing acceleration. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of honey on reducing pain after tonsillectomy in children 5–15 years old. Methods After tonsillectomy, 80 patients were randomly divided in two equal groups. Patients in the first group were treated with antibiotic and acetaminophen, while those in the second group were treated with antibiotic, acetaminophen and honey. Data was gathered via a questionnaire and observation of tonsillar bed healing. Data was analyzed by SPSS17 software and related tests. Results Pain comparison between two groups showed that the average time required for pain relief in patients who received honey was less than the control. The pain intensity was higher during the first 9 days post-operatively in control group. Results also showed that acetaminophen consumption in patients who received honey is lower. In the case group, the average time to resume regular diet and the frequency of awakening at night is significantly less than the control group. Conclusion Honey administration after tonsillectomy has valuable effect in pain relief and it can be used as an adjunctive regimen after surgery for better pain control.

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Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tonsillectomy; Pain; Acetaminophen; Honey BURNS
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 140-180 Pathologic Processes
WV Otolaryngology > WV 140-190 Diseases. Therapeutics
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5067

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