2016, Number 1
Therapeutic effect of medicinal mineral needles in the treatment of acute herpetic gingivostomatitis
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: The use of needles with therapeutic aims dates back to early ages in humankind evolution.
Objective: To determine the therapeutic effect of medicinal mineral needles in the treatment of acute herpetic gingivostomatitis.
Methods: Quasi-experimental analytical study, in Gilberto Marquetty Polyclinic of Candelaria, Artemisa Province, from October 2011 to October 2012, with a target group of 110 children at ages 1-14 years diagnosed with acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. By random sampling, they were divided into two groups: 1 (control group, 55 patients), to which conventional treatment with antihistaminic and analgesics, prescribed by the doctor; 2 (study group, 55 patients), to which treatment was applied with medicinal mineral needles. The variables studied were age, sex, dwelling area, side symptoms, affected anatomical areas and natural history. It was considered favorable when healed or ameliorated; and unfavorable when remained the same or worsened. The information was obtained by followed-up physical examination after three, four and five days of treatment, evaluating symptoms and clinical frame. For information analysis, distribution of absolute frequencies and percentages were used.
Results: Satisfactory natural history, in less than ten days of treatment and without side effects in patients treated with medicinal mineral needles. 50.90 % of children were healed after three days of treatment and 96.36 % after ten days.
Conclusions: medicinal mineral needles from El Templado springs of San Diego de los Baños have favorable therapeutic effects in the treatment of acute herpetic gingivostomatitis in less time than the conventional treatments.
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