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Chin J Dent Res. 2016 Jun;19(2):89-93. doi: 10.3290/j.cjdr.a36178.

Effect of Capsaicin Cream on the Secretion of the Submandibular and Parotid Gland in the General Population with Different Chilli-eating Habits.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the effect of capsaicin cream on the secretion of the submandibular gland (SMG) and the parotid gland (PG) in the general population, with different chilli-eating habits.

METHODS:

In two groups with different chilli-eating habits, the salivary flow rate of the SMG and the PG was detected at statics and different times, after application of capsaicin cream.

RESULTS:

In both groups, the topical application of capsaicin cream could significantly increase the salivary secretion of SMG (P < 0.05), but the increase in the salivary flow rate of the SMG between the two groups had no significant difference (P > 0.05). On the other hand, although the salivary flow rate of PG also increased after stimulation, the increase had no statistical difference (P > 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The application of capsaicin cream can effectively promote the secretion of the SMG and the PG, and its effect is independent of chilli-eating habits, which indicates that topical application of capsaicin cream can be considered as a potential treatment for the hypofunction of the salivary gland.

PMID:
27379346
DOI:
10.3290/j.cjdr.a36178
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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