Do Nasal Polyps Have To Be Operated On For Children As Young As 3 Years Old?
Good evening, AlodokterI want to ask, my child aged 3 years 7 months has polyps in his nose and it has a bad smell (but it doesn’t smell too much), there is swelling in the white nose. This was only seen this afternoon because there were no symptoms of flu or fever before. While this was only given antibiotics by a local doctor, I had not been able to see the ENT problem. Do you think about this kind of symptoms should I have surgery? Thanks
Hello Nur Mei,
Nasal polyps or nasal polyps are tissue growths in the nasal cavity that often occur. The cause is recurring allergies, infections or inflammation in the nasal area for a long time. Usually this tissue growth is not malignant and rarely causes symptoms. But in some cases, nasal polyps are characterized by the following symptoms:
mucus comes out (tends to be runny) from the nose / runny nose
sense of smell is reduced
Not all polyps need to be surgically removed. Previously, doctors need to do a direct examination to determine the condition and the degree of severity experienced by the patient. In mild cases, the doctor will provide treatment in the form of anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids which are usually sprayed into the nose. If there are signs of infection, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics and should consume them until they are finished.
If the size of the polyp is too large or the symptoms due to polyps do not improve with maximum treatment, the doctor may consider surgery. For more details, we strongly recommend that you see an ENT doctor
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