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Abstract Title:

Clinical and mycological benefits of topical application of honey, olive oil and beeswax in diaper dermatitis.

Abstract Source:

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 Feb;11(2):160-3. PMID: 15679495

Abstract Author(s):

N S Al-Waili

Article Affiliation:

Dubai Specialized Medical Center, Islamic Establishment for Education, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. noori786@yahoo.com

Abstract:

Twelve infants suffering from diaper dermatitis were treated four times daily for 7 days with a mixture containing honey, olive oil and beeswax. The severity of erythema was evaluated on a five-point scale. Three infants had severe erythema and ulceration, four had moderate erythema, and five had moderate erythema with maceration. The initial mean lesion score of 2.91 +/- 0.79 declined significantly (p<0.05) to 2.0 +/- 0.98 (day 3), 1.25 +/- 0.96 (day 5) and 0.66 +/- 0.98 (day 7). Candida albicans was isolated initially from four patients, but from only two patients after treatment. This topical treatment was safe and well-tolerated, and demonstrated clinical and mycological benefits in the treatment of diaper dermatitis.

Study Type : Human Study

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