Middle Ear Dysfunction: Connection to Allergic Rhinitis - Original Article
Author Shilpam Sharma, Abhinav Srivastava, Chander Mohan Sharma
ISSN 0974-4630
JournalTitle Clinical Rhinology An International Journal
DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1270
Volume 9
Issue 2
Publishing Year 2016
Pages 65-67
journal
  • Get Access
Export Citation


Share this page

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The correlation between middle ear pathology due to Eustachian tube dysfunction and nasal allergy has been a topic of debate since long. Studies of the pathogenesis of otitis media have identified interactions among infection, allergic reactions and Eustachian tube dysfunction. AIMS- The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between Eustachian tube dysfunction and nasal allergy and to evaluate the efficacy of oral steroids and intranasal steroidal spray on Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Materials and methods: The patients were diagnosed according to the diagnostic criteria of allergic rhinitis. A total of 50 patients having moderate/severe symptoms who had not taken any treatment for allergic rhinitis in the past 6 weeks with deranged middle ear function were included in the study. Group I patients were given Prednisolone, 30 mg once daily for 10 days in tapering dose along with intranasal steroid spray for 6 weeks. Group II patients were given only intranasal steroid spray for 6 weeks. Impedance audiometry was repeated at the end of 6 weeks and results were statistically analyzed.

Result: This study demonstrated the outcome of systemic steroids and intranasal steroidal spray in the treatment of middle ear dysfunction. In our study impedance audiometry was done at the start of study and showed type B tympanogram in 36% ears in group I and 21% in group II and type C tympanogram in 60% in group I and 50% in group II. Impedance audiometry was repeated at 10 days of treatment and showed reversal to type A curve in 26% of ears in group I and 14% of ears in group II. Impedance audiometry at the end of treatment demonstrated reversal to type A tympanogram in 64% of ears in group I and 48 % of ears in group II.

Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, Intranasal steroidal spray, Middle ear dysfunction, Oral steroids.

How to cite this article: Sharma S, Srivastava A, Sharma CM. Middle Ear Dysfunction: Connection to Allergic Rhinitis. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2016;9(2):65-67.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Pane 2 Content

and so on ...

Related Journals

journal
Otorhinolaryngology Clinics - An International Journal by Bachi T Hathiram, Vicky S Khattar Rating Star

" Otorhinolaryngology Clinics: An International Journal is an International periodical devoted at exploring connections between clinical experience and world literature, and understanding of various pathologies and diseases related to the ear, nose and throat. I..."

" The International Journal of Phonosurgery and Laryngology (IJOPL) is the official journal of the Association of Phonosurgeons of India, a conglomeration of otolaryngologists, who are interested in laryngology and voice. International Journal of Phonosurgery an..."

" There is a virtual explosion of information that is available to those engaged in the management of head and neck diseases. We realize that it is imperative to have one more head and neck journal to allow a greater publication avenue for the head neck communit..."