Sunday, August 27, 2006

Honey May Help Relieve Postoperative Pain

Can Postoperative Pains Following Tonsillectomy Be Relieved By Honey? A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Preliminary Study
International Journal of Pediatroc Otorhinolaryngoly, 2006 Aug 14

OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of acetaminophen versus acetaminophen-plus-honey following pediatric tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy…

CONCLUSION: Oral administration of honey following pediatric tonsillectomy may relieve postoperative pain and may decrease the need for analgesics. Prospective, randomized, and double-blind studies should further be conducted in order to confirm the data obtained in this study and develop a standard protocol to achieve maximum clinical efficiency.

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