When is surgical indicated in the treatment of pediatric allergic rhinitis?

Updated: Jun 04, 2021
  • Author: Jack M Becker, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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No routine surgical care is needed.

Some patients may be seen by ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, and turbinectomies may be performed to provide some relief. This is an extreme measure and is reserved for patients in whom all other therapies have failed.

Rarely, in adults, if nasal polyps do not respond to topical nasal steroids, surgical removal may be necessary, although the polyps often grow back.


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