Mahmut ÃÆÃâzkÃâÃÂ±rÃâÃÂ±s and Cemil Mutlu
The current study was aimed to determine the effects of post-operative topical farhex oral spray on post-operative pain and oral intake in patients who underwent tonsillectomies. Eighty patients (40 patients in the farhex group and 40 patients in the control group) were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 9.07±3.33 years (range, 6-13 years). Patients in the farhex group were given oral antibiotics and an analgesic solution, along with a farhex oral spray started to be applied 6 hours after tonsillectomy to the peritonsillar regions. The control group was only given oral antibiotics and an analgesic solution. Then, the two groups were compared in terms of post-operative pain (at 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 48 hours post-operatively) and oral intake. The mean pain scores at 6 hours post-operatively were similar between the two groups (p>0.05). Although the difference did not reach statistical significance, the 24 and 36 hour pain scores were lower in the farhex group. The mean pain score at 18 hours post-operatively was significantly lower in the farhex group compared to the control group (p<0.01). The use of topical farhex oral spray remarkably reduced post-operative pain in tonsillectomized patients, especially at 18 hours post-operatively.
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