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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-19

Medicated gelfoam for the treatment of recalcitrant otomycosis

Department of ENT, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Surya Prakash Dorasala
Department of ENT, MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital, MSR Nagar, MSRIT Post, Bangalore - 560 054, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.108155

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Introduction: Otomycosis is a very common condition accounting to almost 20% of all outpatient ENT consultations. Treatment of otomycosis is very simple. However, sometimes, it is very difficult to treat, especially in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media and immunocompromised states. We describe a technique, which we have been using regularly for the past two years in patients with recurrent and persistent otomycosis, which has been very effective in the management. Materials and Methods: Six patients presenting with recalcitrant otomycosis not responding to conventional management were treated with medicated gelfoam placed in the external auditory canal. Results: All patients showed complete resolution of otomycosis and tolerated the treatment. Conclusion: Use of antibiotic antifungal using gelfoam as a carrier is an effective and well tolerated method for treating recalcitrant otomycosis.

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