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Vinegar treatment in the management of granular myringitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11893257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the therapeutic efficacy in the management of granular myringitis, 15 patients with chronic granular myringitis were treated with antibiotic ear drops that were used twice to four times a day, and another 15 patients were treated with daily irrigation of the external canal with dilute vinegar solution. All patients treated with dilute vinegar solution had resolution of their original otorrhoea within three weeks, whereas two-thirds of patients recovered within three weeks when treated with antibiotic ear drops. The disadvantages of dilute vinegar therapy were canal irritation with pain and dizziness. When the therapeutic efficacy was compared statistically, a dry ear was attained in the dilute vinegar-treated group at six weeks and six months in the antibiotic ear drop treated group (p<0.01). These results suggest that very low pH therapy using dilute vinegar solution is definitely effective in the management of granular myringitis.
Hak Hyun Jung; Sung Dong Cho; Chan Ki Yoo; Hyun Ho Lim; Sung Won Chae
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-14     Completed Date:  2002-04-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Acetic Acid / therapeutic use*
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Granulation Tissue / drug effects,  pathology*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Middle Aged
Ofloxacin / therapeutic use
Otitis Media / drug therapy*,  pathology
Otitis Media, Suppurative / drug therapy,  pathology
Treatment Outcome
Tympanic Membrane / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 64-19-7/Acetic Acid; 82419-36-1/Ofloxacin

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