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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What surgical options are there for clearing my nose?

    About 18 months ago I had surgery to correct a deviated septum that was quite pronounced. The surgery did some straightening of the nose and breathing was better for some time. Over the past 6 months or so my breathing has become more laboured through the nose without using a nose spray (medicated over the counter).

    I find if I hold my nose in one direction whilst applying pressure almost at the end of the bony part both airways feel open and it is easier to breath. I cant hold the nose like this forever though. My wife is suggesting I get the insides of the nose burnt (?) to open the passages. What alternatives do I have?
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    Dr Sim Choroomi

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    You need evaluation by an ENT surgeon who has a special interest in nasal surgery. Once a small camera is passed into your nose the source of obstruction will be determined. The need for scans or other functional nasal tests can be determined after this. 

    Your problem is likely reversible and correctable with revision surgery.

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