Vitamin D Improves the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Can Vitamin D be helpful in the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis, commonly known as nasal allergies? Scientists wondered.
A recent study conducted at the
It was a 2 weeks, placebo controlled study. All
patients received daily Fluticasone 100 mcg a day into each nostril. In
addition, patients were randomized to receive daily oral vitamin D 4,000
IU or a placebo.
At baseline the average vitamin D level was 30 ng/ml.
By the end of the 2 weeks, it rose to an average of 37 ng/ml in vitamin
D treated patients. In the placebo group, vitamin D level did not change
Vitamin D cut down symptom score by 6.9 points
compared to 3.7 points for placebo group. The effect was apparent by Day
2 and remained significant throughout the study period. The
investigators were shocked at the results.
The study was presented at the 2012 Annual meeting of
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