MANAGEMENT OF COTTON BUD INDUCED OTITIS EXTERNA BY UNIQUE METHOD

  • Syed Muhammad Asad Shabbir Bukhari Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Sohail Aslam Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Naeem Riaz Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Waqas Ayub Combined Military Hospital Okara/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Irfan Saeed Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Adnan Asghar Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Fahad Wasim Khan Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
Keywords: Cotton bud induced otitis externa, Management, Strict advice, Unique method

Abstract

Objective: To compare the recovery of patients in both groups having acute otitis externa induced by cotton buds/various objects. One group by old method and second group by unique method.

Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Karachi, from Jan to Dec 2020.

Methodology: Non-probability convenience sampling technique was applied. Out of 50 cases were selected for group 1 management. Fifty cases were selected for group 2 management. A chi-square test was applied to compare the recovery of two groups of patients on the 14th day and 42nd day of follow-up. p-value was kept 0.05 as significant.

Results: A total of 100 cases were treated in 2 groups. The gender distribution of the study was 54 females and 46 males. The mean age of the study population was 33.09 ± 12.93 years. p-value was calculated on the 14th day and 42nd days. A 2x2 table of 14th follow up day showed recovery by both groups with a p-value of 0.041 which is <0.05. This showed that group 2 management was statistically better than group 1 management.

Conclusion: The second group was managed with eardrops containing Betamethasone and Neomycin. This management protocol is unique and better than conventional management as done in the first group.

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Published
2021-12-28
How to Cite
Bukhari, S. M., Aslam, S., Riaz, N., Ayub, M., Saeed, I., Asghar, A., & Khan, M. F. (2021). MANAGEMENT OF COTTON BUD INDUCED OTITIS EXTERNA BY UNIQUE METHOD. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 71(Suppl-3), S448-51. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v1i1.7943
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