USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN ONYCHOMYCOSIS: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW

Authors

  • Taynnar Barbosa Ribeiro Universidade Estadual do Piauí − Centro de Ciencias da Saúde − Especialização em Estomaterapia – Teresina (PI), Brazil.
  • Jefferson Abraão Caetano Lira; Universidade Estadual do Piauí − Centro de Ciencias da Saúde − Especialização em Estomaterapia – Teresina (PI), Brazil/Universidade Federal do Piauí − Departamento de Enfermagem − Programa de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem − Teresina (PI), Brazil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7582-4157
  • Sandra Marina Gonçalves Bezerra Universidade Estadual do Piaui, Teresina-PI, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3890-5887
  • Rosangela Aparecida Oliveira Aparecida Oliveira Universidade Estadual do Piauí − Centro de Ciencias da Saúde − Especialização em Estomaterapia – Teresina (PI), Brazil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5551-9403
  • Raylane da Silva Machado Universidade Federal do Piauí − (PI), Brazil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8682-6481
  • Lídya Tolstenko Nogueira Universidade Federal do Piauí − Departamento de Enfermagem − Programa de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem − Teresina (PI), Brazil.

Abstract

Objective: identify in the literature how essential oils are used in onychomycosis. Methods: integrative review with searches performed in the MEDLINE/PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane, SCOPUS and BVS databases, with 13 studies analyzed. Results: the use of essential oils Melaleuca alternifolia, Lavandula angustifolia, Eucalyptus citriodora and Foeniculum vulgare are effective and bring benefits in the treatment of onychomycosis, as they inhibit the mycelial growth of the nail fungus. Therefore, health professionals involved in the care of people with onychomycosis must keep themselves updated on such treatment alternatives and, consequently, on improving the care provided to these patients. Conclusion: the antifungal efficacy of a variety of oils has been proven with different forms of presentation and possible associations. However, the level of evidence presented was low, which justifies the need for more robust studies on the subject.

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Author Biographies

Jefferson Abraão Caetano Lira;, Universidade Estadual do Piauí − Centro de Ciencias da Saúde − Especialização em Estomaterapia – Teresina (PI), Brazil/Universidade Federal do Piauí − Departamento de Enfermagem − Programa de Pós- Graduação em Enfermagem − Teresina (PI), Brazil.

 

 

Sandra Marina Gonçalves Bezerra, Universidade Estadual do Piaui, Teresina-PI, Brasil

Doutora em enfermagem e  Estomaterapeuta - TiSobest

Professora Adjunta da Universidade Estadual do Piauí

Coordenadora da Especialização em Estomaterapia - UESPI

Coordenadora operacional do DINTER UFPI/UESPI

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2021-06-09

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Barbosa Ribeiro T, Caetano Lira; JA, Bezerra SMG, Aparecida Oliveira RAO, da Silva Machado R, Tolstenko Nogueira L. USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN ONYCHOMYCOSIS: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 9 [cited 2021 Dec. 2];19. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/1011

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