Journal of Pulmonary Medicine

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Comparison Between Effectiveness Of Topical Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray Versus Topical Fluticasone Furoate Nasal Spray In The Treatment Of Chronic Rhinosinusitis-A One Year Hospital Based Study

Aims: To compare the effectiveness between topical mometasone furoate nasal spray versus topical fluticasone furoate nasal spray in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. Materials and Methods: Randomized Control Trial was conducted involving 70 patients. One group received topical mometasone furoate nasal spray and the other group received fluticasone furoate nasal spray for three weeks. All patients were prescribed oral ciprofloxacin for three weeks and were subjectively evaluated using the Lund and Mackay Staging system and objectively using nasal endoscopy by the Lund and Kennedy scoring system. Results: There was no inter group significance but all patients improved significantly after the administration of either of the steroid sprays. Conclusions: Following administration of steroid nasal sprays, there was clinically significant improvement in the symptoms and signs of chronic rhinosinusitis, but there was no statistical significance between the two study groups. Clinical Significance: Steroid nasal sprays significantly improve the symptoms and resolution of signs of chronic rhinosinusitis. The choice of drug still remains uncertain to the clinician. However, long term studies with more sample size is needed to arrive at sound conclusions.

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