Although surgery doesn't cure
allergic rhinitis, you may need it to fix a physical
defect of the nose or sinuses. Problems such as these can make allergic
rhinitis harder to treat. You and your doctor should not consider
surgery unless other treatments have failed.
- Endoscopic surgery on your nose to correct a crooked
nose (deviated nasal septum ) or remove noncancerous (benign)
nasal polyps. For information on this
surgery, see the topic
- Draining fluid from the middle ear (tympanotomy or myringotomy)
or inserting tubes to help the ears drain (tympanostomy). This is sometimes
done in children who have allergic rhinitis and
ear infections. To learn more about these surgeries,
see the topic
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
June 30, 2011
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