Turbinates are small bony structures inside the nose that helps cleanse, warm, and humidify the air that passes through the nasal cavity. Exposure to infections, irritation, or allergies results in inflammation or swelling of turbinates. Nasal antihistamine sprays and nasal corticosteroids are used to treat swollen turbinates.

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What is nasal septal deviation with spur formation?

Query: Hi doctor, Over six months I have had what was thought to be an epidermoid cyst at the end of the right side of my nose. I have taken antibiotics on a regular basis as there is redness, swelling and tenderness in the area when inflamed. Approximately 2 weeks ago this cyst on my nose became very inf...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It means there is obstruction to your sinus drainage because of a deviated nasal septum with spur and concha bullosa, leading to recurrent sinusitis. Due to retained secretions in the paranasal sinuses there is infection and headache. Nasal septum deviation to the right...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to differentiate between smells after having had a septoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinate removal two months ago. I have taken medicines only for three weeks after the surgery. Now, I am not taking any medications and I have a feeling of stuffy nose again. There is also swelling in the nose. I am breathing great but the problem is with the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be two possible reasons for your problem. 1. The surgery did not correct your problem completely. 2. You seem to have an allergy. The surgery you underwent may have left some deviated septum and turbinate hypertrophy. So, you still have a stuffy nose. ...  Read Full »

My son is 22 months old and has small pinkish growth in his nose, because of which he has breathing problems. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a small pinkish growth in his nose, because of which he has breathing problems. What to do? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The pinkish growth in the nose will probably be the turbinate. The inferior turbinate is present inside each nasal cavity. The size of the turbinate is dynamic and sometimes may be slightly bigger than the other. ...  Read Full »

Can you help interpret my chest X-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest and sinus X-ray a couple of days ago and I need help reading and explaining it. I had a runny nose and a cough with phlegm so the ENT doctor asked for a chest X-ray. I have attached the images of the reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am able to view your paranasal sinus X-rays. It shows mild haziness in the left maxillary sinus compared to the opposite side which can be due to a mild sinus infection. The ri...  Read Full »

Can smoking cause irritation, inflammation, and swelling of the turbinate and nasal mucosa?

Query: Hello doctor, My left nasal turbinate is red and inflamed. It is hurting, and sometimes even the right nasal turbinate is also inflamed and hurting, but it is usually on the left side. I could feel popping and clicking sounds in sinuses, the pressure inside my nose, brain fog, difficulty in remembe...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. The most common reason for your symptom is severe allergic rhinitis associated with sinusitis. You will find some answers to the questions that you have asked in the explanation below. However, I have separat...  Read Full »

Will nasal adhesion removal surgery affect the appearance of my nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got a nasal adhesion removed from my nose. I was told there would be no swelling after the operation. Will this procedure affect the appearance of my nose or cause any swelling? It took years for my skin to settle and regain its original texture after a septorhinoplasty b...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. The inside nasal tissue is entirely different from the outside nasal tissue. The inside tissue is a mucosa, while the outside one is a skin. This type of operation does not cause any nasal swelling, and even if the swelling happens, it will be a temporary swelling just ...  Read Full »

Why is stuffy ears and sinuses not improving after one month of medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 45-year-old female. I have had stuffy ears and sinuses with pain for the past two months. There is a change in my tone. I consulted an ENT doctor, and he prescribed me tablet Alercet-D, Mucolite, and a spray. He also suggested me do steam inhalation. After one week, he changed my me...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your history and investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).You have reasons to develop nose or sinus issues that can extend through a tube connecting the nose and ear. Your CT (computed tomography) scan shows deviate...  Read Full »

Do I need a correction surgery to get a good shape to my nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction three months ago, and I assumed there would be no change in the shape of my nose. Initially, it was very swollen, so I thought it was swelling that caused the change in shape. However, it has been three months now, and my nose looks very dif...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I went through the pictures you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sorry to know that you do not like the change. I am not sure if you are explained about the procedure and the potential changes it may bring ...  Read Full »

Why do I get nose block on the right side even after turbinoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty under general anesthesia six months ago. I had them because when I lay down to sleep, whichever side I was sleeping on would swell up completely. The amount of pressure was so extreme that it was impossible to get more than 3.5 to 4 hours of sleep...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the details sent by you. It would be better if you can send me the pre-operative and post-operative CT scan pictures. A repeat nasal surgery is not so commonly required unless the patient develops sinusitis or nasal polyps. As per your details, it seems ...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my swollen nostrils with post nasal drip?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of gastritis and hiatal hernia and was fine for several years. But it has come back due to me smoking marijuana. My GI doctor prescribed me Pantoprazole, which I have been taking for a month, but later I stopped taking Pantoprazole 20 mg because it messed with my teeth. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your concerns, the swelling you are describing is most probably turbinate hypertrophy. One treatment method is medical treatment, if it does not improve, it may require surgery, i.e., reduction of turbinate. And as you have post nasal drip and turbinate hypert...  Read Full »

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