Year 2018, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 79 - 79 2018-12-08

Effect of Brazilian Propolis-containing Ointment on Genital Itching in Menopausal Women

Hiroshi MIURA [1] , Yasuko MIURA [2] , Yuki SHIMODA [3] , Satoko KAGABU [4] , Hiromitsu TSUBAKI [5] , Yukihiro TERADA [6]

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Introduction: Menopausal women can develop genital pruritus due to skin contraction and drying associated with estrogen deficiency. The causes of pruritus include contact dermatitis, fungal dermatitis, dry dermatitis, and others. A definite cause often cannot be identified. Propolis has reported antibacterial, antifungal, and antipruritic effects, and can inhibit histamine release. Accordingly, application of a propolis-containing agent to the genital region in menopausal women may treat many causes of pruritus.

Methods: Postmenopausal women with genital pruritus were randomly divided into 3 treatment groups: Group A (n=9) was treated with a 1% Brazilian propolis-containing ointment, Group B (n=6) with an antihistamine-containing ointment, and Group C (control, n=5) with a Vaseline ointment. Each group applied ointment to the vulva twice a day. After 14 days, improvement in pruritus was quantified with the visual analog scale (VAS). The study protocol was approved by the ethics committee of Akita University.

Results: The average VAS score was 4.7 for Group A, 3.0 for Group B, and 9.5 for Group C. There was a significant difference between Group C and the other 2 groups.

Conclusion: The 1% Brazilian propolis-containing ointment may be not as effective as the antihistamine ointment, but did have some antipruritic effect.

 

Acknowledgements: This research was supported by Yamada Research Grant
Propolis, Menopausal Women, Postmenopausal
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Journal Section 2nd Propolis Conference Special Issue
Authors

Author: Hiroshi MIURA

Author: Yasuko MIURA

Author: Yuki SHIMODA

Author: Satoko KAGABU

Author: Hiromitsu TSUBAKI

Author: Yukihiro TERADA

Bibtex @conference paper { jan489992, journal = {Journal of Apitherapy and Nature}, issn = {}, eissn = {2667-4734}, address = {Oktay YILDIZ}, year = {2018}, volume = {1}, pages = {79 - 79}, doi = {}, title = {Effect of Brazilian Propolis-containing Ointment on Genital Itching in Menopausal Women}, key = {cite}, author = {MIURA, Hiroshi and MIURA, Yasuko and SHIMODA, Yuki and KAGABU, Satoko and TSUBAKI, Hiromitsu and TERADA, Yukihiro} }
APA MIURA, H , MIURA, Y , SHIMODA, Y , KAGABU, S , TSUBAKI, H , TERADA, Y . (2018). Effect of Brazilian Propolis-containing Ointment on Genital Itching in Menopausal Women. Journal of Apitherapy and Nature, 1 (3), 79-79. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/jan/issue/40577/489992
MLA MIURA, H , MIURA, Y , SHIMODA, Y , KAGABU, S , TSUBAKI, H , TERADA, Y . "Effect of Brazilian Propolis-containing Ointment on Genital Itching in Menopausal Women". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 (2018): 79-79 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/jan/issue/40577/489992>
Chicago MIURA, H , MIURA, Y , SHIMODA, Y , KAGABU, S , TSUBAKI, H , TERADA, Y . "Effect of Brazilian Propolis-containing Ointment on Genital Itching in Menopausal Women". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 (2018): 79-79
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ISNAD MIURA, Hiroshi , MIURA, Yasuko , SHIMODA, Yuki , KAGABU, Satoko , TSUBAKI, Hiromitsu , TERADA, Yukihiro . "Effect of Brazilian Propolis-containing Ointment on Genital Itching in Menopausal Women". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 / 3 (December 2018): 79-79.