نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 استادیار گروه گوش، گلو و بینی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان
2 دانشیار گروه گوش، گلو و بینی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان
3 متخصص گوش،حلق و بینی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان
عنوان مقاله [English]
AbstractBackground: Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common diseases. Its high prevalence and negative effects on the quality of life demands an effective treatment. Although new generations of antihistamines are the treatment of choice, some patients do not respond to antihistamines. Furthermore the drug compliance is not enough in a few patients. These factors show that an effective treatment is needed in these settings. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a single dose of triamcinolon injection in the inferior turbinate and daily cetirizin treatments.Methods: In this clinical trial, we select our cases among the patients who have allergic rhinitis according to ARIA criteria. For each patient we filled two questionnaires. One contains questions about patient symptoms and other about the patient’s quality of life. 90 patients enrolled in our study. The patients equally divided into two groups. The fist group received triamcinolon injection in the inferior turbinate and the second group recieved cetirizin 10 mg daily.Findings: The severity of symptoms and quality of life were evaluated at the beginning of study, one week and one month later, there was no significant difference between two groups after treatment.Conclusion: A single dose of triamcinolon injection in the inferior turbinate is as effective as one month use of cetirizin 10 mg daily regarding symptom control and quality of life improvement.