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Essential Oil Inhalation as a Preventive Treatment for Respiratory Infections in Social Groups of Children

DOI:10.31550/1727-2378-2019-164-9-37-42
For citation: Danilova E.I., Trusova O.Yu., Sumenko V.V. Essential Oil Inhalation as a Preventive Treatment for Respiratory Infections in Social Groups of Children. Doctor.Ru. 2019; 9(164): 37–42. (in Russian) DOI: 10.31550/1727-2378-2019-164-9-37-42
02 september 2019

Objective of the Study: To assess the efficacy of the Dyshi oil used via an inhaler bracelet for the prevention and treatment of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in social groups of children.

Study Design: This was an open-label, comparative, randomized, controlled study.

Materials and Methods: The study’s participants were 88 children, aged 7 to 8, who were divided into three groups. Group 1 was made up of 29 schoolchildren from class 1A who used an inhaler bracelet to receive aromatherapy with the Dyshi oil at home. They were also allowed to use the inhaler bracelet when going to any public places. At school these children did not wear their bracelets because there they had additional sessions of aromatherapy. During aromatherapy sessions at school, a few drops of the Dyshi oil were put on a cotton pad, which was placed on a radiator in a classroom. Group 2 consisted of 30 schoolchildren from class 1B. They were instructed to use an inhaler bracelet to receive aromatherapy with the Dyshi oil at home and in any public places, except school. At school they did not receive aromatherapy. In both groups the children received aromatherapy daily for 2 months. In group 3, which comprised 29 schoolchildren from class 2A, no preventive treatment was given.
The efficacy of these treatment approaches was assessed by the rate of ARI events and physical examination findings obtained on treatment days 1, 7, and 11.

Study Results: Compared to the group that did not have preventive treatment, the number of children who got ill was three times lower among those who used an inhaler bracelet to receive preventive treatment with the Dyshi oil at home and at school and 2.3 times lower among those who used it only for home inhalations only. Children who received inhalation of the Dyshi oil administered via an inhaler bracelet as part of comprehensive treatment for ARI showed more significant positive changes in their symptoms. The duration of infection in Groups 1 and 2 was shorter by 3.6 and 2.7 days, respectively, than in Group 3. Children receiving inhalations of the Dyshi oil administered through an inhaler bracelet did not have any side effects.

Conclusion: Inhalations of the Dyshi oil administered through an inhaler bracelet may be used in social groups of children as a preventive treatment for ARI as well as an effective therapeutic treatment as part of comprehensive management of upper respiratory tract infections.

Contribution: Danilova, E.I. was responsible for collection of clinical information, checked critically important content, and approved the final version of the manuscript submitted for publication. Trusova, O.Yu. was responsible for selection and examination of patients and review of relevant publications. Sumenko, V.V. participated in development of the study design and in data processing, analysis, and interpretation.

Conflict of interes: The study was conducted without sponsor support. The publication of the paper was supported by Akvion.

E.I. Danilova — Orenburg State Medical University, Russian Ministry of Health; 6 Sovetskaya St., Orenburg, Russian Federation 460000. eLIBRARY.RU SPIN: 5708-1580. Е-mail: danilowa@list.ru

O.Yu. Trusova — Orenburg State Medical University, Russian Ministry of Health; 6 Sovetskaya St., Orenburg, Russian Federation 460000. eLIBRARY.RU SPIN: 8972-6980. Е-mail: Oksana.trusova@mail.ru

V.V. Sumenko — Orenburg State Medical University, Russian Ministry of Health; 6 Sovetskaya St., Orenburg, Russian Federation 460000. eLIBRARY.RU SPIN: 4765-6290. Е-mail: sumenkovv@mail.ru

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Fig. 1. Children who became infected with an acute respiratory infection (ARI) within two months of observation, n (%).
* The difference from group 1 was statistically significant (р = 0.017).
** The difference from group 2 was statistically significant (р = 0.013)

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Fig. 2. Severity of nasal congestion in the groups studied as assessed by a 10-point visual analogue scale (Mo).
Note: The difference from group 1 was statistically significant (*) — р = 0.007; (**) — р < 0.001

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Fig. 3. Severity of rhinorrhea in the groups studied as assessed by a 10-point visual analogue scale (Mo).
* The difference from group 1 was statistically significant (р = 0.001)

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Fig. 4. Severity of cough in the groups studied as assessed by a 5-point visual analogue scale (Mo).
* The difference from group 3 was statistically significant (р = 0.001)

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