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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effectiveness of Oral Antihistamines and Intranasal Steroid Spray in relieving Ocular Symptoms in Allergic Rhinitis using Total Ocular Symptom Score

Namit K Singh, Prakash S Nagpure, Manish K Yadav, Shushil Chavan, Shraddha Manpe, Ravi Ganeshkar

Keywords : Allergic rhinitis,Levocetirizine,Mometasone furoate,Ocular symptoms,Total ocular symptom score

Citation Information : Singh NK, Nagpure PS, Yadav MK, Chavan S, Manpe S, Ganeshkar R. Effectiveness of Oral Antihistamines and Intranasal Steroid Spray in relieving Ocular Symptoms in Allergic Rhinitis using Total Ocular Symptom Score. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2016; 8 (2):45-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1226

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Materials and methods

A randomized controlled trial was conducted from August 2012 to July 2013; a total of 153 cases were considered and divided into two groups. Group A received levocetirizine, and group B received mometasone furoate nasal spray.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this study were to determine the total ocular symptom score (TOSS) according to the severity of allergic rhinitis, determine the TOSS before medication, and determine the effectiveness of antihistamines (levocetirizine) and intranasal corticosteroid spray (mometasone furoate).

Results

The results indicate average TOSS to be in intermittent mild (51.32), intermittent moderate to severe (55.86), persistent mild (44.50), and persistent moderate to severe (52.02). Chi-square test to compare the relief between groups A and B did not show any statistical significance after 1st (p = 0.8951) and 4th weeks (p = 0.9758) of follow-up.

How to cite this article

Singh NK, Nagpure PS, Yadav MK, Chavan S, Manpe S, Ganeshkar R. Effectiveness of Oral Antihistamines and Intranasal Steroid Spray in relieving Ocular Symptoms in Allergic Rhinitis using Total Ocular Symptom Score. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2016;8(2):45-50.


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