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14 Year Old Daughter With Nasal Polyps What Can Ent Do For Her
Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps for years, ENT said i shouldn't get surgery because it will probably come back, should I see another ENT ?
Yes definitely : This is a very old thinking by ents who are not very good at nose/sinus surgery. About 30% of polyps are recurrent but not all with good sinus surgery. However you need to continue medical management for polyps after surgery to prevent them from coming back. That is usually by using a steroid nose spray twice a day. See a rhinologist for an expert opinion. More info on my site www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The : The main reason one has a septoplasty is to improve the airflow in the nose. It may also be necessary to allow better access for sinus/polyp surgery. Whether surgery is worth it depends on how deviated your septum is and how much your symptoms are from this rather than your allergies. Another thing to consider is whether you may also be helped by having a turbinate reduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polyp exam: History and physical exam. The best exam for nasal polyp evaluation involves a small flexible endoscope that is passed into your nasal area. This exam is well tolerated and not usually painful. Also, cat scanning is helpful in evaluation of nasal polyps. Other testing, such as allergy evaluation is sometimes recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps.Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?
Second opinion: There are several causes of nasal polyps including allergic fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and in patients with Aspirin "allergy" and asthma. It may help to see an allergist to attempt to identify these underlying conditions. Also, Prednisone is a strong steroid medication that may shrink nasal polyps without surgery. My opinion-always get second opinion before surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kid polyps: In children, non-surgical care is the preference. Nasal steroids are the main medication. Also, singulaire can reduce polyps. If polyps are due to allergy, then agressive allergy treatment (avoidance, medication, allergy shots) is needed. Polyps in children are uncommon & can be associoated with cystic fibrosis or developmental masses. Evaluation by ENT is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?
Depending on severit: If the polyps are very severe surgery may be the best option. Nasal steroid sprays may also be helpful if the polyps are not too severe. Oral steroids have been used temporarily some times successfully, but should be used only short term and only if other methods are not in order. The polyps come from the lining of the sinuses. The mucosa becomes thickened and hypertrophied. ...Read more
i have been suffering from nasal polyps with sinusitis for ten years. I am 28 years old I have got operated once time what should I do.?
Polyps: Hello, unfortunately polyps tend to recur. The best thing to do is to establish a good relationship with your ENT doctor. An intranasal steroid spray used daily has been effective to reduce the polyp burden. Steroid medication by mouth is also helpful to shrink the polyps. Once patients are diagnosed with polyps, the goal is to keep the nose and sinuses clean and open. Good luck.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps. Would it be bad for me to take a job that required spending 4mo of each year in a polluted region of china?
No sure way.: Living in a polluted area is never a good idea regardless of your health status. Since I do not know the cause for your nasal polyps (chronic sinusitis, aspirin-exacerbated rhinosinusitis etc), i can only venture that pollution is unlikely to be good for you since it may slow down the movement of the hair-like structure at your nose and sinuses ever further and make your condition worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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