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M. Attarha, Ph.D. student, K. Vakilian, Ph.D., M. Shamsi, M.Sc.. Comparing the Effects of Brewed Black Tea with Boiled Water as Adjunct Treatments on Infants' Conjunectivitis. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2012; 20 (3) :5-15
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1117-en.html
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Introduction & Objective: The most common causes of inflammation of conjunectiva are bacterial and viral infections. Because of the antimicrobial quality of black tea, the aim of this study is to compare the effects of brewed black tea with boiled water as adjunct treatments on infants' conjunectivitis.
Materials & Methods: This is a randomized control clinical trial study that was carried out on110 infants referred to Pediatric Clinic of Amir Kabir Hospital in Arak on 2011. The subjects were randomized into 2 groups of intervention (receiving brewed black tea plus antibiotics) and control (receiving boiled water add antibiotics). The severity of conjunectivitis and duration of treatment were determined in both groups at first, third and seventh days of treatment and compared with each other.
Results: At the first day there wasn’t seen any significant difference between the groups, in terms of the severity of conjunctivitis. At the 3rd day 74.5 % of infants in the intervention group and 18.2 % of infants in the control group had been cured which showed a statistically meaningful difference (P=0.001). 100% of infants in the intervention group and 32.7% of them in the control group had been cured at the seventh day (P=0.001).
Conclusion: Becausebrewed black tea plus antibiotics decreased the severity ofinfants' conjunctivitis and reduced duration of treatment, it is suggested to be used as an adjunct treatment in the case of infants' conjunctivitis.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Accepted: 2016/02/14 | Published: 2016/02/14

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