Medicated treatment for postnasal drip syndrome in allergic and non-allergic (vasomotor)rhinitis

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Background. To study the efficiency of irrigation and topical corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with PNDS in allergic and non-allergic (vasomotor) rhinitis.
Methods. Two groups, twelve patients each, at the age of 16 till 65, with allergic and non-allergic rhinitis participated in the investigation. All patients have firstly undergone the irrigation therapy with isotonic marine solution, after that the course of intranasal corticosteroid therapy (ICST) with fluticason propionate was provided during 14 days.
Results. The levels of subjective sensations and objective symptoms were the same during and after the irrigation therapy in both groups (p>0,05). The reduction of subjective and objective symptoms was registered in both groups during ICST on the 14th day of treatment (p<0,01). Two weeks after, the reduction of symptoms was registered only in group of patients with allergic rhinitis (p<0,05).
Conclusion. The irrigation therapy doesn't lead to a considerable decreasing of PNDS symptoms level, while ICST are briefly effective and can be coursed used in periods of severe symptoms of PNDS.

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V M Averbukh

I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy

I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy

A S Lopatin

I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy

I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy


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