Metronidazole gel or ointment is recommended for the treatment of malodour from malignant fungating wounds. However, this medication may not settle adequately in oral lesions because its texture causes discomfort and it tends to be washed out by saliva. We report a case of malodour due to an oral lesion that was well controlled with sprayed metronidazole.
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Contributors TY had the idea for the article. HH and TY performed the literature search. HH and TY wrote the article. HH and TY are the guarantor. RM, YT-Y, MI, JT, AE and TY identified and managed the case.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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