Nasal Decongestant found to have Positive Effects After Early Postoperative Septoplasty

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Nasal Decongestant found to have Positive Effects After Early Postoperative Septoplasty

According to a recent study conducted by Elif Dağli and colleagues, the nasal decongestant sprays provide significant relief from symptoms like postsurgical bleeding, and nasal crusting occurs after septoplasty.  Septoplasty is a procedure to repair deviated septum for better airflow.

They conducted a double-blinded, prospective, randomized and clinical. In this study, the patients who got septoplasty were randomly divided into two groups. One group received saline irrigation along with oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05% nasal spray and other received only saline irrigation. The pain, nasal crusting and bleeding were assessed through visual analog (VAS) score.  Rhinomanometric measurements and NOSE scores were also recorded.

The saline+oxymetazoline group showed significant lesser VAS scores for nasal crusting and bleeding as compared to the saline group. However, VAS scores for pain among both groups were the same. Also, the saline+oxymetazoline group exhibited lower NOSE scores and nasal resistance after surgery. All these results indicated that the nasal decongestant shows an active role in postoperative symptoms management.

Source

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol   

Link:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29999597

The original title of article:

Effects of early postoperative nasal decongestant on symptom relief after septoplasty

Authors:

Elif Dağli et al.

SearchTags: 
Therapeutic, Pain, Nose, Double-blinded, Prospective, Randomized, Clinical, Efficacy
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