Tactics of Administration of Patients with Chronic Atrophic Rhinitis
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A new method of treatment for atrophic rhinitis with phonophoresiswas used in 25 patients. The treatment was carried out with an ultrasound device UTP-1 with a modified emitter (head size - 1 cm2). The area of ??the back and the slopes of the external nose, previously lubricated with vaseline oil, was subjected to sonication, while the preparation Olyfrin was injected into the nose.Ultrasound with an intensity of 0,15-0,2 W/cm 2 was used in a continuous mode. The duration of exposure is 5 minutes. The procedures were carried out every other day. The course is 10-15 procedures. A directly positive effect was observed in all patients; in 8 patients all symptoms of the disease disappeared, in 12 patients the most painful symptoms (difficulty in nasal breathing, crusts formation), in 5 patients a weakening of symptoms was observed. In 15 patients, only ultrasound and the introduction of tampons with olive oil into the nasal cavity were used.
Disappearance of symptoms of the disease was noted in 5 patients, in 10 patients dryness in the nose did not disappear. The results of the treatment were followed up in terms of 3 to 6 months. Recurrence of the disease with a significant weakening of symptoms was observed in 5 patients who received ultrasound and in 3 patients treated with phonophoresis.