Washington: Treating intrinsic or allergic rhinitis by injecting botulinum toxin (botox) may soon be history, for a new study has shown that sponges soaked in botox are equally effective in treating the condition. The study offers a potential needle-free treatment to the millions of sneezing and sniffling rhinitis patients.
The patients then kept a `nose diary` for the next twelve weeks, detailing sneezes per day, tissues used and a ``congestion score``. A group of patients who received the treatment scored better on all aspects. "We`ve shown that the minimally invasive application method of BTA with a sponge is a safe, painless method which can lead to a long lasting reduction of nasal hypersecretion,” Laskawi said. The study has been published in BioMed Central``s open access journal Head & Face Medicine. ANI
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