Nose & Allergy
“Smell is the Cinderella of the senses, the forgotten faculty. There are no agreed measures of its nature, no societies dedicated to its appreciation or devoted to the care of those who suffer from its loss”
– Lyall Watson
The nose and nasal sinuses control the temperature and humidity warm and humidify air reaching the lungs, give us resonance to our voices and provides a sense of smell and taste.
Normally the nose and sinuses produce a pint and a half of mucus secretions per day. These secretions pass backwards through the nose picking up dust particles, bacteria and other pollutants along the way. This mucus is swept into the back of the throat by millions of tiny hair- like structures called cilia, which line the nasal cavity. The mucus moves into the throat and is swallowed. Most people do not notice this mucus flow because it is a normal bodily function.
Most nasal problems are treated with medicine, occasionally surgery is needed.
Cauterisation of bleeding point
Electro-cauterisation of bleeding point
Reduction of inferior turbinates
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – FESS
Ligation of artery to stop or prevent bleeding
Disclaimer: This publication is designed for the information of patients. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the information contained may not be comprehensive and patients should not act upon it without seeking professional advice.