Monday, August 18, 2008

Brazilian Propolis Gel Effective in Treating Denture Stomatitis

Efficacy of Brazilian Propolis Gel for the Management of Denture Stomatitis: A Pilot Study
Phytotherapy Research, Published Online: 11 Aug 2008

Abstract: Denture stomatitis presents as a chronic disease in denture-bearing patients, especially under maxillary prosthesis. Despite the existence of a great number of antifungal agents, treatment failure is observed frequently.

Propolis, a natural bee product, possesses well-documented antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a new Brazilian propolis gel formulation in patients diagnosed with denture stomatitis...

All patients treated with Brazilian propolis gel and Daktarin® had complete clinical remission of palatal edema and erythema. This new Brazilian propolis gel formulation had efficacy comparable to Daktarin® and could be an alternative topical choice for the treatment of denture stomatitis.

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