Introduction: Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) is a precancerous condition characterized by limited mouth opening, burning sensation, stiffness, and blanching of the oral mucosa induced by areca nut eating. With any of the current therapy regimens, complete regression of the illness has not been accomplished in all patients. Curcumin is a yellow pigment found in curry powder that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-apoptotic properties. As a result, interventional research was conducted to determine the efficacy of Collaper RTu a proprietary collagen-curcumin based product in patients with OSMF.
Setting and design: Forty patients with clinically and histologically confirmed Oral Submucous Fibrosis participated in a randomized open label interventional research.
Method & materials: For the research, forty patients with clinically and histologically verified Oral Submucous Fibrosis were randomly assigned to one of two groups. The first group was given a weekly intralesional injection of 4 mg Dexamethasone and 1500 I.U Hyaluronidase, whereas the second was given two Collagen-Curcumin pills (Collaper Rtu 60mg Collagen with 100 mg Curcumin) every day for three months. On a weekly basis, the improvement of burning sensation, interincisal distance, and tongue protrusion was assessed.
Results: From early to late stages, the burning feeling improved in both groups. Collaper Rtu was found to eliminate the burning feeling. In groups 1 and 2, the mean increase in interincisal distance was 3.13 mm and 1.25 mm, respectively. The interincisal distance improved significantly in both groups by the end of the first month. When compared to group 2, group 1's tongue protrusion recovered faster at the conclusion of the first month.
Conclusion: Collaper RTu is useful and effective in lowering the burning feeling in people with early OSMF.