Palliative management of malodorous squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity with Manuka honey.
J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr;42(2):190-2. PMID: 25734464
BACKGROUND: The management of malignant malodorous wounds within the oral cavity can be challenging due to limited availability of dressings that are safe, efficacious, and ingestible.
CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity was admitted to home care with complaints and distress related to extreme malodor.
CONCLUSION: Manuka honey proved a safe, effective, palliative treatment to reduce odor and inflammation in wounds secondary to squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity in this patient.