Using Topical Aromatherapy for the Management of Fungating Wounds in a Palliative Care Unit

J Wound Care. 2005 Nov;14(10):497-8, 500-1. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2005.14.10.26850.

Abstract

Odour can be one of the most distressing symptoms of fungating wounds. Traditional dressings and creams often have little effect on odour, but the use of essential oils has proved effective in a palliative care setting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aromatherapy*
  • Bandages
  • Exudates and Transudates
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / complications*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Odorants / prevention & control*
  • Oils, Volatile
  • Palliative Care / methods*
  • Skin Care / methods*
  • Skin Ulcer / etiology
  • Skin Ulcer / nursing*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Oils, Volatile