P.E.A.N.U.T METHOD DESCRIPTION
The P.E.A.N.U.T. method was developed to lower the need for surgical interventions as well as antibiotic and analgesic use during and after the watchful waiting period of chronic otitis media with effusion and adenoid hypertrophy in children.
The P.E.A.N.U.T. method has the potential to personalize a non-invasive integrative treatment, minimize antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and nasal decongestant use, reduces the need for surgical interventions and presents a safe diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm due to evidence based standards.
Its elements are as follows:
- Pneumatization exercises
- Education of parents and patient
- Anti-allergy therapy and diet
- Nasal spray and hygiene
- Useful constitutional therapy
- Thermal interventions