Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric nasal polyps?

Updated: Oct 25, 2019
  • Author: John E McClay, MD; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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No activity restrictions are necessary for a child with nasal polyps. The child's activity level may decrease because of diminished ability to breathe through the nose, decreasing sport or physical activity performance. After sinus surgery, activities are limited; these limitation recommendations vary from surgeon to surgeon. Most surgeons specifically restrict nose-blowing because it may increase intranasal pressure and cause potential problems in areas of already thinned bony dividers in patients with nasal polyposis.


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