Effectiveness of lignocaine-dexamethasone periauricular injection on treating tinnitus

  • Dr. Tika
  • Sithar Dorji Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Refferal Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Pelden wangchuk Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Refferal Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Pema Khandu Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Refferal Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Sonam Jamtsho Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Refferal Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

Abstract

Introduction: Tinnitus is a highly prevalent disorder with no effective treatment. The various topical treatment used are ineffective and the benefits are mainly due to its placebo effect. A study on a series of twelve patients was carried out in a tertiary hospital in Bhutan to see the effectiveness of lignocaine-dexamethasone periauricular injection on treating tinnitus. To remove the bias in recording tinnitus by subjective response, we used a single patient as both case and control for the first time in such studies. The study found that there was no significant difference in reduction in tinnitus severity in both case and control ears even after eliminating the subjective response bias.

Published
2019-10-21
Section
Case Report