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Surgery for swollen turbinates, have chronic sinusitis. Eyes and cheeks swollen. What is causing these?

Hi my 7 year old son has been sick since before christmas with nasal issues and chronic sinusitis was ruled out but his turbinates have swollen up and nothing is working so we are scheduled for surgery in a week and a half but are very concerned that it will not help and we have noticed that his face around his eyes and cheeks swell up not just while playing outside but seemd to be swollen all the time but worse when outside. Need some advice on what else could be causing it besides alleriges or siniuses,also had trying to rule out CF had 2 sweat tests done one was inconclusive and the other was so close to the gray zone that we are waiting to get in with a pulmonolgist.. any help word be greatly appreciated.. thank you Rose Stagemeyer
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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hello mrs rose,common causes for turbinate enlargement are allergy,chronic rhinitis and sinusitis.if treatment with medicines fail,he will need surgery called turbinoplasty to reduce the size of the turbinates.his facial swelling may be due to chronic sinusitis or may have to rule out KIDNEY disorders as well.see a good rhinologist/sinus surgeon.i am sure he will do well. dr praveen.
Answered: Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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