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5 Common Nose Disorders

December 26, 2020 by drmudddazir0

Nose, being considered one of the most vital organs of the human body, is responsible for giving us sensory delights and aroma of the distinct flavours and filtering all the injurious infections caused by the foreign bodies. Just imagine, what would happen if the nose gets affected by any problem. The condition would spread in the entire body through the airways and lungs, thus causing severe repercussions to invite unhealthy scene. An expert ENT professional or otolaryngologist can suggest the best treatment for curing nose related disorders.

Let’s explore the Five most common Nose Disorders that can affect the human body to a greater extent and require timely treatment.

1. Sinusitis

Sinuses are the air-filled cavities located within the face, branching off from the nasal cavity. Any inflammation or infection present in the sinuses results in the Sinusitis symptoms. Sinusitis is quite common amongst adults and also has become one of the most common health issues all over the globe today. Its prominent and minor symptoms include:

● Obstruction in nose or drains;
● Decreased smell sensation;
● Breathing problems;
● Severe Headache.
● Post nasal drip
● Bad breath

Diagnosis and Treatment

An experienced and well-qualified Expert ENT specialist can diagnose it with the Nasal Endoscopy or a CT scan PNS (Para Nasal Sinuses). Acute infections can be treated using antibiotics, decongestants, nasal sprays, and irrigators et al. In case its recurrent infection or long standing, Endoscope Sinus Surgery is recommended to cure it.

2. Deviated Nasal Septum (DNS)

The nasal septum is a vertical divider or wall responsible for dividing the nasal cavity. Gross deviations in the nasal septum can sometimes cause blockage in the drainage of nasal sinuses leading to recurrent sinus infections. .

Symptoms of deviated nasal Septum:

● Difficulty in breathing due to blockage of nostrils;
● Congestion in the nose;
● Nosebleeds;
● Recurrent sinus infections;
● Severe headache, facial pain.

Diagnosis and Treatment

An ENT specialist can diagnose the problem with the help of nasal endoscopy or sometimes CT scan. Having a deviated septum is never an indication for surgery. Surgery is indicated only in cases where patients have symptoms due to DNS. In such cases, he or she might need Septoplasty or sometimes Septoturbinoplasty– a surgical operation to rectify the deviated septum and reduction in size of the nasal turbinates. Sometimes, it is combined with the sinus surgeries as well.

3. Smell and Taste Disorders

Our life gets severely affected by the disorders of smell and taste, which are, on the other hand, related to defects and infections in sensory organs. Any loss of smell leads to the loss of flavour as well.

Causes of Smell and Taste Disorders
● Polyps
● Allergic rhinitis
● Respiratory infections
● Tumours
● Rhinosinusitis

Diagnosis and Treatment

An expert ENT professional will go through the detailed history by physical examination and using an endoscope, testing of smell, and imaging to find out the exact cause before starting treatment. It is equally vital that you understand the actual reason before initiating any therapeutic plan.

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4. Nasal Polyps

Any soft and non-cancerous growths present on the lining of the nose is the Nasal Polyps symptom. Such conditions are caused due to inflammation or infections and also allergies. Multiple polyps, instead of small polyps, cause severe diseases including obstruction in breathing.


● Breathing Issues
● Headache
● Pain in Upper Teeth
● Facial Pain
● Snoring and Running Nose

Diagnose and Treatment

Nasal Endoscopy and CT scan of the Para nasal sinuses are key in diagnosis and proper planning in a case of chronic rhino sinusitis. Medications and antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment in cases of acute infections. But Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries are often recommended by ENT professionals for chronic infections not responding to medical line of management

5. Nasal Allergies or Allergic Rhinitis

Nasal Allergies are one of the most common Nose Disorders being experienced by more than half of the population. It includes Stuffy Nose, watery eyes, Headache and Nasal Blockage. It occurs due to dust mites or some bacterial and Viral Infections, Pests et al.

● Headache
● Asthma
● Red, Watery Eyes
● Sore Throat
● Coughing
● Sinus pain and swelling

Diagnosis and Treatment

Your ENT professional will evaluate the root cause and recommend treatment strategies. Steroid nasal sprays and oral antihistamines are the mainstay in medical management of these cases.

Are you bothered about recurrent nose infections or facing difficulty while breathing? Dr. Muddazir Ali, the most proficient and experienced ENT professional boasts extensive training in a variety of nasal and sinus issues. He proffers compassionate and personalized care for children and adults. So, fix your appointment immediately and get yourself diagnosed from the most experienced ENT Specialist Doctor in Dubai.

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