Acute Apical Abscess Treatment with an Iranian Folk Remedy: A Case Report

International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports

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Title Acute Apical Abscess Treatment with an Iranian Folk Remedy: A Case Report
 
Creator Ghahramani, Selda
Babaeian, Mohammad
 
Description Background: There are only a few treatment approaches for periapical abscess as a prevalent complication and as the most common type of dental abscess. Drainage and/or antibiotic therapy is the first step to treat this infection, depending on its severity and symptoms.
Case Presentation: Amoxicillin/clavulanate (TID for 3 days), clindamycin (QID for 3 days), and a single local dose of an Iranian home remedy called metmeto, a mixture of toasted flour and ghee covered with a sterile piece of cotton fabric-, were respectively prescribed, for a 32-year-old male patient with a spreading periapical abscess. The first two antibiotics were not able to mitigate the symptoms (pain, inflammation,infection, etc.), while the abscess disappeared remarkably the morning after using a single dose of metmeto “as a dressing” for 6 hours. To eliminate the possible riskof recurrence, the patient underwent an endodontic retreatment after 2 weeks.
Conclusion: Some folk home remedies such as metmeto can be considered for treatment of dental problemsas noninvasive and safe choices. Further studies are necessary to conclude a causal association.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2021-03-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30123
10.9734/ijmpcr/2021/v14i130123
 
Source International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports; 2021 - Volume 14 [Issue 1]; 15-19
2394-109X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30123/56520
http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30123/56521
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Ghahramani and Babaeian; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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