Snoring and OSA is very commonly seen among the pediatric population, most commonly due to adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy which requires adenotonsillectomy. The effect of this surgery on the immunity is controversial. This study was planned to see any alternative therapy which can delay or avoid the surgery by providing symptomatic relief to the patient.
To see the effect of intranasal mometasone on nasal obstruction due to adenoids, hence relieving the OSA and snoring.
Prospective and observational study.
Materials and methods
Fifty-five children having snoring and or OSA due to adenoids were given intranasal mometasone. The symptoms before and after treatment were compared using OSA 18 questionnaire.
There was significant improvement in all the domains of OSA 18. The average total score showed improvement from 56.33 to 51.51 which is significant (p < 0.001).
The use of intranasal steroids is easy and effective method to improve nasal obstruction, snoring and OSA among children having adenoid hypertrophy.
How to cite this article
Gupta V, Gupta M, Matreja PS, Singh S. Efficacy of Mometasone Nasal Spray in Children with Snoring due to Adenoids. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2014;7(1):1-4.