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14 year old daughter with nasal polyps . What can ENT do for her?

14 year old daughter with nasal polyps .  What can ENT do for her?

Treat: If she is symptomatic then medicines or surgery can be used. In a child cystic fibrosis always has to be ruled out as a cause for nasal polyps. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

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


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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 ?

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 more

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Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

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 more

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How will ENT doctor check for nasal polyps?

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 more

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Ent or plastic surgeon for septoplasty as well as nasal polyps/cysts and fungal sinusitis?

ENT, definitely: An otolaryngologist (ENT) is specially trained in the function of the nose. Correction of a deviated septum is done for functional, not cosmetic reasons generally. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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10 year old daughter with nasal polyps. Any nonsurgical treatment?

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 more

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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

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Sir, 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 more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Nasal Polyps (Definition)

Nasal polyps are hypertrophied (enlarged) portions of the lining of your nose or sinuses. They have been associated with sinus infection, allergic rhinitis, or both. The exact cause is still unclear. The treatment be medical, ...Read more


Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more