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Evaluation of the effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on post-tonsillectomy pain in pediatric patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Sep; 77(9):1579-81.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the effect of aromatherapy with Lavandula angustifolia essential oil on post-tonsillectomy pain in pediatric patients.

METHODS

This was a randomized controlled prospective clinical trial. In this study, 48 post-tonsillectomy patients aged 6-12 years were randomly assigned to two groups (24 patients in each group). After tonsillectomy surgery, all patients received acetaminophen (10-15 mg/kg/dose, PO) every 6h as necessary to relieve pain. The patients of the case group also inhaled lavender essential oil. The frequencies of daily use of acetaminophen and nocturnal awakening due to pain, and pain intensity (evaluated using visual analog scale [VAS]) were recorded for each patient for 3 days after surgery. Finally, the mean values of variables were compared between two groups separately for each post-operative day.

RESULTS

The use of lavender essential oil caused statistically significant reduction in daily use of acetaminophen in all three post-operative days but had not significant effects on pain intensity and frequency of nocturnal awakening.

CONCLUSION

Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil decreases the number of required analgesics following tonsillectomy in pediatric patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. soltani@pharm.mui.ac.irNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23932834

Citation

Soltani, Rasool, et al. "Evaluation of the Effect of Aromatherapy With Lavender Essential Oil On Post-tonsillectomy Pain in Pediatric Patients: a Randomized Controlled Trial." International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 77, no. 9, 2013, pp. 1579-81.
Soltani R, Soheilipour S, Hajhashemi V, et al. Evaluation of the effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on post-tonsillectomy pain in pediatric patients: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77(9):1579-81.
Soltani, R., Soheilipour, S., Hajhashemi, V., Asghari, G., Bagheri, M., & Molavi, M. (2013). Evaluation of the effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on post-tonsillectomy pain in pediatric patients: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 77(9), 1579-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.07.014
Soltani R, et al. Evaluation of the Effect of Aromatherapy With Lavender Essential Oil On Post-tonsillectomy Pain in Pediatric Patients: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77(9):1579-81. PubMed PMID: 23932834.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of the effect of aromatherapy with lavender essential oil on post-tonsillectomy pain in pediatric patients: a randomized controlled trial. AU - Soltani,Rasool, AU - Soheilipour,Saeed, AU - Hajhashemi,Valiollah, AU - Asghari,Gholamreza, AU - Bagheri,Mahdi, AU - Molavi,Mahdi, Y1 - 2013/08/08/ PY - 2013/05/28/received PY - 2013/07/12/revised PY - 2013/07/16/accepted PY - 2013/8/13/entrez PY - 2013/8/13/pubmed PY - 2014/4/23/medline KW - Aromatherapy KW - Essential oil KW - Lavender KW - Pain KW - Tonsillectomy SP - 1579 EP - 81 JF - International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology JO - Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol VL - 77 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of aromatherapy with Lavandula angustifolia essential oil on post-tonsillectomy pain in pediatric patients. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled prospective clinical trial. In this study, 48 post-tonsillectomy patients aged 6-12 years were randomly assigned to two groups (24 patients in each group). After tonsillectomy surgery, all patients received acetaminophen (10-15 mg/kg/dose, PO) every 6h as necessary to relieve pain. The patients of the case group also inhaled lavender essential oil. The frequencies of daily use of acetaminophen and nocturnal awakening due to pain, and pain intensity (evaluated using visual analog scale [VAS]) were recorded for each patient for 3 days after surgery. Finally, the mean values of variables were compared between two groups separately for each post-operative day. RESULTS: The use of lavender essential oil caused statistically significant reduction in daily use of acetaminophen in all three post-operative days but had not significant effects on pain intensity and frequency of nocturnal awakening. CONCLUSION: Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil decreases the number of required analgesics following tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. SN - 1872-8464 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23932834/Evaluation_of_the_effect_of_aromatherapy_with_lavender_essential_oil_on_post_tonsillectomy_pain_in_pediatric_patients:_a_randomized_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0165-5876(13)00347-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -