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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.

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

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

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