Determine pain/burning level changes in patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS). 20 patients (18 females, 2 males) took part in the study at the Library of the Department of Oral Pathology. Data was gathered from 11.09.18 till 30.06.20. Patients received a 0.02% oral capsaicin rinse, that they had to use 3 times a day for 3 weeks. Pain was measured using the visual analogue scale, where patients had to present their pain/burning levels on a 10 point scale in 3 times frames of the day (morning, afternoon, evening) before and after treatment. Means (± SD), medians (IQR) and Wilcoxon tests were calculated. Results were compared with other studies. Mean age of respondents was 61.25±12.35 years. Mean pain/burning levels before the treatment in the morning were 1.65±1.22, in the afternoon – 2.65±1.57 and in the evening – 4.2±2.62, but after the treatment changed to 1.15±1.42 for the morning , 1.55±1.64 for the afternoon , 2,7±2.70 for the evening periods respectively. Median of pain/burning levels before the treatment in the morning were 2 (IQR 1), afternoon – 3 (IQR 1), and evening – 4 (IQR 3), but after the treatment changed to 0 (IQR 2) for the morning, 1.5 (IQR 3) for the afternoon, 2 (IQR 6) for the evening respectively. For the morning period 9 patients noted improvement, 10 had no change, 1 had worsening, for the the afternoon and evening 10 noted improvement, 8 had no change, 2 had worsening. Wilcoxon test: For the morning was Z=-1.996 (p=0.46), afternoon Z=-2.613 (p=0.09), evening Z=-2.789 (p=0.05). Data shows an increase of pain burning throughout the day before and after the treatment. Overall pain/burning levels had decreased after the treatment procedure. Data was statistically significant.
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