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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005 May;89(2):127-32.

Propolis solution for the treatment of chronic vaginitis.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AKH Vienna, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. martin.imhof@akh.ac.at

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the efficacy of 5% propolis solution in recurrent vaginitis.

METHOD:

Fifty-four patients with recurrent vaginal infections having undergone at least one cycle of antibiotic treatment were instructed to apply a 5% aqueous propolis solution as a vaginal douche for seven days. Vaginal smears and specific symptoms were evaluated at baseline and 14 days after treatment. Long-term well-being was assessed by telephone interview six months after follow-up.

RESULT:

At the follow-up, the vaginal smears of 41 patients (75.9%) had improved. Forty-seven patients (87%) reported reliefs concerning at least one complaint. Associated improvement of smear and well-being was observed in 36 women (66.7%). After 6 months, 33 patients (61.1%) were satisfied with their condition without having undergone further treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Propolis may have a role as an alternative treatment for chronic vaginal infection.

PMID:
15847875
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijgo.2005.01.033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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