Using Chamomile Solution or a 1% Topical Hydrocortisone Ointment in the Management of Peristomal Skin Lesions in Colostomy Patients: Results of a Controlled Clinical Study
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The clinical benefits of using German chamomile in lieu of topical hydrocortisone and the side effects associated with its long-term use should be considered. Randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm current results and to provide further evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of German chamomile.
This study was supported by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science of Iran. The authors thank the patients of the Tehran Ostomy Association for participating in data collection.
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