Allergic Rhinitis

What Is Allergic Rhinitis? Allergic Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal lining caused by allergens such as, pollen, house dust mite, general dust, mould, animals and certain foods. Hayfever forms part of the spectrum. It is a common condition, affecting 1 in 5 people in the UK. Signs & Symptoms […]

Blocked Nose

Blocked nose is a very common condition. The severity of the nasal blockage varies with each individual. In some, even a mild nasal blockage is quite troublesome, whereas in others even a severe blockage does not impact on quality of life. This will be taken into account when making a […]

Broken Nose

How do I know if I have broken my nose? A broken nose is extremely tender to touch, swollen with typically bruising around the eyes (black eyes) Nose bleeds generally occur immediately after injury and lasts for a short time (around 10-15 minutes) Difficulty breathing out of the nose Change […]

Nasal Polyps

What Are Nasal Polyps? Nasal polyps are fleshy swellings or masses that develop from the lining of the nose and sinuses (air-filled spaces within the skull bones, communicating with the nasal cavity). Generally they are non-cancerous growths, though rarely they may be cancerous. They are typically multiple, pearly in colour, […]

Reconstruction of the Nose

Am I a candidate for nasal reconstruction Nasal reconstruction is a procedure similar to a rhinoplasty with the focus on reconstructing the nasal function, as well as establishing good aesthetics. Reconstruction is considered: After trauma including surgery, where the nose has lost its function or aesthetics looking deformed, because missing nasal […]


Rhinoplasty (The Nose Job) Rhinoplasty Surgery can change the shape of the whole or part of the nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing, as well as improve the nasal function. When rhinoplasty is combined with work on the septum (midline partition of the nose), it is called a Septorhinoplasty, […]


What is the septum? The nasal septum is the midline partition in the nose, made of bone and cartilage that separates the nasal cavity into the two halves as seen through the nostrils. What is a deviated septum? The septum is sometimes bent to one or both sides, from birth […]

Sinusitis and Sinus Surgery

What are the Sinuses The sinuses are small, air-filled cavities behind the cheekbones (maxillary sinus), in between the eyes (ethmoid sinuses), forehead (frontal sinuses) and base of the skull (sphenoid sinuses). The sinus lining is similar to nasal lining and produces mucus that is drained into the nose through tiny channels. […]

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