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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
hello..... I have been having a stuffy nose and head ache since many years now, earlier when I visited an ENT he prescribed me nasal spay(fluticasone) . I have been using it for few years now. I visited another docter recently, he asked me to discontinue it and to udergo a surgery. My CT scan reveled slight deviated nasal septum, concha bullosa, paradoxical middle turbinate and my sinuses had pneumatization. I didn`t had sinusitis. should i undergo surgery at earliest? I am quite apprehensive about the surgeries. And will my problem be permanently solved by it? how should I manage till the surgery is done since I was asked to discontinue the nasal sprays?
If the nasal sprays were allowing you to breathe well thru your nose than surgery is optional. Although surgery provides a good airway, if you still have underlying issues such as allergy, you may need to continue using the spray anyway.
Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati