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Topical Application of Orasep Verses Honey on Radiation Induced Mucositis

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 223-231

Keywords : Orasep; Natural honey; Oral malignancy; Radiation mucositis;

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The purpose of this study was to compare topical application of orasep verses honey on radiation induced mucositis. Objectives- To assess the existing level of mucositis. To determine the effect of Orasep and honey on radiation induced mucositis. To find out the association between selected demographic variables & mucositis score. Methods- An experimental pre-test, post-test experimental design were used. The 40 patients were selected by purposive sampling technique. Results- The onset of mucositis and the severity of mucositis were graded during the course of the radiotherapy and 5th and 10th day after radiotherapy,. The mean score of 0.7, Std. Deviation .571 in reducing level of mucositis in Orasep group and mean score honey group of 0.55, Std. Deviation 0.510. Null hypothesis accepted therefore there is no significant difference on radiation induced mucositis in Orasep and honey groups after the10th day intervention. No significant reduction in mucositis in honey-received patients compared with orasep applied patient succored. There were no differences between the groups. There all variables do not show significant association between a radiations induced mucositis and demographic variables. Conclusion: natural honey is an effective agent in managing radiation induced oral mucositis. Honey could be a simple, potent and inexpensive agent, which is easily available, and it can be a better therapeutic agent in managing radiation mucositis in developing countries like India for the management of this morbidity. Also in orasep help to relief of pain and dry, scratchy mouth for the relief of pain associated with canker sores, irritation of the mouth and gums.

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