COMPARISON OF SILVER NITRATE CHEMICAL CAUTERIZATION WITH TOPICAL APPLICATION OF AMLEXANOX AND TOPICAL STEROIDS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF APHTHOUS STOMATITIS

Abstract

Muthubabu K1, Srinivasan M. K2, Jeeva G3, Metali Rai4, Chaitanya Babjee K5, Vikram Raj Mohanam T. C6

AIM
Aphthous stomatitis is a common ENT problem encountered in a day to day practice. The treatment of this condition is quite sketchy. Our aim is to reduce the pain and duration of the ulcer effectively.
SETTINGS
A case series study of 60 patients who were chosen and evaluated.
METHODS AND MATERIALS
? 20 patients were subjected to local application of amlexanox paste.
? 20 patients were subjected to local steroid application.
? 20 patients underwent cauterization of the ulcer with silver nitrate.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Response to 3 modes of treatment were analyzed and results expressed in percentage.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION
90% of the patients who underwent silver nitrate chemical cauterization of the ulcer showed significant reduction in symptoms and duration of the ulcer, while patients who underwent topical application of steroids and amlexanox did not show significant reduction in the symptom and duration of the ulcer.

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