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Restore normal function and get your nasal disorders treated
Symptoms of a nasal disorder can include:
Possible causes of your nasal disorder could include:
With rapid diagnosis and fast access to treatment, Woodlands is the right choice for the rhinology needs of patients based in Darlington, County Durham or North Yorkshire.
Steroid nasal sprays can be offered as a treatment to help alleviate inflammation of your nasal and sinus mucous membrane. Nasal douching involves cleaning your nasal cavity with normal saline. Advice is given for patients to carry out this procedure themselves.
Treatment for nasal polyps is often based on the size of the polyps. Some small polyps can be treated with steroids (such as an oral/nasal spray) which helps to shrink them. If this hasn’t been effective, surgical removal may be considered, and this is done as a day case procedure.
Some conditions, such as a deviated nasal septum, can cause breathing issues. A deviated septum occurs in patients either from birth, or as a result of an accident/trauma/impact to the nose. You may find that your symptoms don’t bother you that much, in which case it is best left alone. However, if difficulties have arisen for you, surgery to straighten the partition of the nose and reposition it in the middle may be a good option.
Breathing difficulties caused by trauma to the nose can be addressed with a functional rhinoplasty. By reshaping certain aspects of your nose, any blockage of your nasal airway can be corrected. Rhinoplasty is commonly seen as a cosmetic surgery, but this functional variation aims to leave the cosmetic appearance intact, instead focusing on alleviating your symptoms and the function of your airway.
This will be followed by a clinical examination, where your consultant will inspect your nasal cavity, and may look at the back of your throat as well.
Diagnostic scans may also be required, such as an x-ray, CT scan or MRI scan, in order to confirm various conditions. Some patients may already have had these scans, but if not, these can be provided on-site.
For many conditions of the nose and throat, a flexible nasal endoscopy will be used to make an accurate diagnosis – roughly 80-90% of patients with nasal symptoms will have this procedure as part of their initial consultation. This involves passing a small thin tube with a light and camera attached to it up your nose to help your consultant view the inside of your nose, down the back, and around the back of your throat. It allows your consultant to look for the cause of any swelling, such as polyps, pus, or nasal cancers.
With diagnostic results in hand, your consultant can form a treatment plan, presenting you with various options based on your condition. These may range from non-invasive measures to surgical options, and you can then make an informed decision on how best to proceed. Your consultant can outline the expected outcomes from each treatment, and advise which options may be more suited to your goals for recovery.
If you have been having regular nasal symptoms, why not book a consultation with one of our ENT specialists today? Our consultants can outline all treatment options for you promptly, arranging any necessary diagnostic scans, treatment and surgery if required. For peace of mind and expert care, please contact Woodlands to book an appointment now.
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