Our expert says:
It is not common practise to do sinus surgery on a child that young, as the nasal structures are still developing. Surgery is sometimes required in this age group, but the message is to be as limited as possible. Your son could have had a variety of procedures, from a sinus wash, to a gentle trimming of the turbinates to more extensive sinus surgery. It is important that you find out exactly what was done, and one would also like to make sure that he is not perhaps suffering from allergic rhinitis.
Illiaden is a short term solution to the problem of nasal congestion, and is helpful against the background of swelling secondary to infection.
If you are unsure about his current treatment regime, you should ask for a second opinion, to make sure all the options are covered.
If he is perhaps suffering from allergies, he may benefit from a topical nasal steroid spray on a more permanent basis. You should check all of this with your doctor.
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