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.
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
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March 12, 2014
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