Nose Education

Nosebleeds

Most nosebleeds occur within the front part of the nose and can be controlled and prevented at home.

Nose and Facial Fractures

Unless there is an obvious deformity, it is often necessary to wait several days for the swelling to subside before a fracture can be diagnosed. Tests will include an x-ray of the nose to confirm the fracture and check its location and severity.

Treating Nasal and Sinus Polyps

Whatever the cause, polyps can make patients miserable. Common symptoms in patients with nasal and sinus polyps include nasal obstruction, decreased sense of smell, recurrent sinus infections and profuse nasal drainage. Many of these patients feel as though they have a cold all of the time.

Rhinoplasty and Nasal Septal Surgery

The purpose of nasal septal surgery is to correct the obstructing deformities inside the nose. This usually involves realigning the nasal structure and/or reducing the size of the shelves, or turbinates, so that airflow can pass evenly through each side of the nose.

Deviated Nasal Septum and Turbinate Hypertrophy

Estimates are that 80 percent of all nasal septums are off-center, a condition that is generally not noticed. A “deviated septum” occurs when the septum is severely shifted away from the midline. The most common symptom from a badly deviated or crooked septum is difficulty breathing through the nose.

Surgery for Nasal Obstruction

Physicians can reduce nasal obstruction by cutting away excess tissue from the surface of the turbinate with angled scissors. Following treatment, the nose must be packed for several days with gauze containing an antibiotic ointment.

Allergies

Statistically if one parent has allergies then children will have a 25% chance of also developing allergies. Should both parents experience allergies then there is a 75%- 80% chance that offspring will also have symptoms.

Tips to Help Allergy Proof Your Lifestyle

Keep your home well dusted (especially the bedroom)