Do topical nasal decongestants really improve Eustachian tube function?
Nasal decongestants as a single treatment modality certainly improve nasal airflow, but objective data supporting improved Eustachian tube function is lacking.
Explore this issue:October 2016
Background: Commonly accepted clinical practice includes using nasal decongestant spray to alleviate, or prevent, Eustachian tube dysfunction associated with airline flights. Also, spray nasal decongestants are frequently recommended for acute otitis media or serous otitis media, especially if the condition is associated with an upper respiratory tract infection.
Study design: Prospective, non-randomized study.| | | Next → | Single Page