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RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 537-540


Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa

Nudrat Khalil, Sadia Chaudhry, Zafar Ahmad, Beenish Amin, Farhat Malik, Syeda Samar Zehra Rizvi.

Abstract
Objective: To compare 10% Icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid-antibiotic drops in treating diffuse otitis externa in terms of pain and reduction in edema of external auditory canal.
Methodology: It was a Randomized Controlled Trial conducted in ENT department, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from Nov 2016 to May 2017. A sample size of 100 was divided randomly into two group. Non probability consecutive sampling was used. In Group A,10% Icthammol glycerine wick while Group B, topical steroid antibiotic was used. Treatment duration was 5 days. Chi-square test was applied. P value≤0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Out of 100 patients, 52(52%) were males and 48(48%) females. Mean age was 34.05±10.7 years. A significant difference between two groups regarding pain reduction (p=0.001) and edema reduction (p=0.001) was found (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Topical steroid antibiotic ear drops are more effective in reduction of pain and edema in comparison to 10% Icthammol glycerine wick to cure diffuse otitis externa.

Key words: Otitis Externa, icthammol glycerine wick, steroids.


 
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Khalil N, Chaudhry S, Ahmad Z, Amin B, Malik F, Rizvi SSZ. Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa. RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 537-540.


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Khalil N, Chaudhry S, Ahmad Z, Amin B, Malik F, Rizvi SSZ. Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa. RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 537-540.



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Khalil N, Chaudhry S, Ahmad Z, Amin B, Malik F, Rizvi SSZ. Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa. RMJ. (2019), [cited October 23, 2019]; 44(3): 537-540.



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Khalil, N., Chaudhry, . S., Ahmad, . Z., Amin, . B., Malik, . F. & Rizvi, . S. S. Z. (2019) Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa. RMJ, 44 (3), 537-540.



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Khalil, Nudrat, Sadia Chaudhry, Zafar Ahmad, Beenish Amin, Farhat Malik, and Syeda Samar Zehra Rizvi. 2019. Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (3), 537-540.



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Khalil, Nudrat, Sadia Chaudhry, Zafar Ahmad, Beenish Amin, Farhat Malik, and Syeda Samar Zehra Rizvi. "Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 537-540.



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Khalil, Nudrat, Sadia Chaudhry, Zafar Ahmad, Beenish Amin, Farhat Malik, and Syeda Samar Zehra Rizvi. "Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa." Rawal Medical Journal 44.3 (2019), 537-540. Print.



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Khalil, N., Chaudhry, . S., Ahmad, . Z., Amin, . B., Malik, . F. & Rizvi, . S. S. Z. (2019) Comparison of 10% icthammol glycerine wick and topical steroid- antibiotic ear drops in the treatment of diffuse otitis externa. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (3), 537-540.








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