[Clinical observation of saccharomyces boulardii combined with cetirizine hydrochloride in children allergic rhinitis].
Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Nov 5 ;31(21):1649-1652. PMID: 29798120
G X Fang
To study the treatment efficacy of Saccharomyces boulardii combined with Cetirizine Hydrochloride of children with allergic rhinitis (AR) and the influence of IFN-γ and interleukin-4 (IL-4) Level in serum.Ninty cases of children were randomly divided into observation group and control group (both n=45).The control group with levocetirizine hydrochloride drops, 5 mL/time for 2-6 years old, 10 mL/time for>6 years old , qd oral. Group based on the combination of Saccharomyces boulardi, 0.25 g/time for<3 years old, qd,>3 years old, 0.25 g, bid. Four weeks for a course of treatment, and set 30 cases for the health group.The level of serum IFN-γ was significantly lower in the two groups than in the healthy group (<0.01), while the level of IL-4 was significantly higher than that of the healthy group (<0.01). After treatment, the levels of IFN-γ of both groups were up-regulated And the level of IL-4 were down-regulated , but the effect of the treatment group was more obvious (<0.01). The total effective rate was 91.11% in the observation group, which was significantly higher than that in the control group (68.89%,χ2=6.94,<0.01). After treatment, the symptom scores of the two groups were lower than those before treatment, but the observation group was significantly lower than the control group (<0.01). Compared with the control group, the observation group was significantly better than the control group (<0.01).The combination of Saccharomyces boulardi and levocetirine hydrochloride in the treatment of children with AR has obvious clinical efficacy, and its mechanism may be related to the correction of interferon IFN-γ and IL-4.