Comparision of effectiveness of topical acetic acid instillation with topical antibiotics in madical management of tubotympanic chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM)

Authors : Paridhi Goyal, Paridhi Goyal, Jasmin Mehta, Jasmin Mehta, Udit Chawda, Udit Chawda, Sushil Jha, Sushil Jha

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijashnb.2022.029

Volume : 8

Issue : 4

Year : 2022

Page No : 119-123

Introduction: Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) is typically a persistent disease, insidious in onset, often capable of causing irreversible sequel and severe destruction that clinically manifests with discharge and deafness. CSOM is a major health problem in developing countries causing serious local damage and life-threatening complications. In developing countries, it accounts for 60-80% of middle ear diseases. Its incidence to some extent depends on racial and socioeconomic factors.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in ENT Department, Sir T Hospital, Bhavnagar.
Results: A total of 200 patients having complain of ear discharge were randomly distributed in two groups. In one group (group A) patients were treated with topical acetic acid ear drops and in other (group B) patients were treated with topical antibiotics ear drops. Among 200 patient’s majority of the cases were in age group of 18 to 30 yrs. Male patients are predominantly affected than other patients.
Conclusion: The study was prospective and observational based on symptomatic relief of problems caused by the pathogens in CSOM by removing or killing the related pathogens and making the ear dry.

Keywords: Topical Acetic Acid, Hearing loss

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