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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 271-275

The effectiveness of forest honey toward symptoms of atrophy patients: Study of ear nose and throat-head neck and dermatology venereology

1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Universitas Tadulako, Kota Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
2 Department of Ear Nose and Throat- Head Neck, Universitas Tadulako, Kota Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
3 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Tadulako, Kota Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia

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Dr. Asrawati Sofyan
Soekarno-Hatta Km. 9, City of Palu, Sulawesi Tengah
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DOI: 10.4103/japtr.japtr_359_22

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The effectiveness of forest honey in Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS) improvement in allergic rhinitis patients and index Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) in Atopic Dermatitis (AD) patients were discovered. It was an experimental study with a pretest–posttest design. A total of 20 people with atopy (15 people with allergic rhinitis and five people with AD) were given forest honey in the morning (1 ml × 10 ml dose) for 8 weeks and 20 atopy patients without forest honey. TNSS and SCORAD index were evaluated before the intervention, week 2, week 4, and after the intervention (week 8). The mean TNSS before treatment was higher in the honey group, namely 7.73, and a significant decrease after 8 weeks of intervention, namely 2.73 with P = 0.000. The nonhoney group showed that there was no significant difference after 8 weeks with P = 0.888. The SCORAD values of the honey and nonhoney groups had significantly different values from week 0 to week 4 (P = 0.003) and week 0 to week 8 (P = 0.003). Forest honey can give as an additional therapy for patients with allergic rhinitis and AD.

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