Table 3: Comparison among topical modalities for Pain score (VAS).

Days Group Mean Mean Difference
& Std. Deviation
P value
Pain (VAS)
Day 1
5% Amlexanox 7.40
0.1%Triamcinolone acetonide 7.20 0.20±0.76 1.000
20% Benzocaine gel 6.10 1.30±.74 .580
100 mg Doxycycline hyclate 7.00 0.40±0.70 1.000
Placebo 6.70 0.70±0.70 .969
Pain (VAS)
Day 4
5% Amlexanox 4.50
0.1%Triamcinolone acetonide 2.90 1.60±1.35 .918
20% Benzocaine gel 3.10 1.40±1.31 .953
100 mg Doxycycline hyclate 2.50 2.00±1.36 .772
Placebo 4.10 0.40±1.35 1.000
Pain (VAS)
Day 8
5% Amlexanox .80
0.1%Triamcinolone acetonide .80 0.80±0.55 .780
20% Benzocaine gel .00 0.80±0.55 .780
100 mg Doxycycline hyclate .00 0.80±0.55 .780
Placebo .00 0.00±0.78 1.000
Pain(VAS)
Day 10
5% Amlexanox .00
0.1%Triamcinolone acetonide .00 0.00±0.00 .000*
20% Benzocaine gel .00 0.00±0.00 .000*
100 mg Doxycycline hyclate .00 0.00±0.00 .000*
Placebo .80 0.80±0.55 .780

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