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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 May;77(5):658-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.01.006. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

Comparative study in the management of allergic rhinitis in children using LED phototherapy and laser acupuncture.

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Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Department of Medical Laser Applications, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of LED phototherapy and laser acupuncture treatment on allergic rhinitis in children.

METHODS:

40 patients with perennial allergic rhinitis were divided randomly into two groups. Patient's ages ranged from 7 to 18 years. One group was subjected to LED phototherapy and the other group was managed by laser acupuncture .The patients were followed-up for 1 year.

RESULTS:

There was a significant improvement in the severity score symptoms in both groups through and by the end of the follow up period.

CONCLUSION:

This led to the conclusion that both techniques are equally safe, reliable, non invasive and successful.

PMID:
23394792
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.01.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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