The commonest causes of nasal obstruction in children are allergy and/or large adenoids. There may be an associated chronic nasal discharge.
Allergy problems are dealt with by managing the allergy with antihistamines and/or nasal steroid sprays. Enlarged adenoids may require adenoidectomy.
Children may also have similar problems to adults as below, but they are less common.
Nasal obstruction in adults maybe due to a variety of factors including;
Assessment requires a thorough examination and usually CT scans to plan appropriate treatment.
Current recommendations from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
All new patients must send in a referral before an appointment will be offered
We would request that all our patients comply with the following:
We will endeavour to provide medical care for urgent problems but please understand all staff are exposing themselves to risk by providing these services and we require your cooperation and understanding.
During this time of markedly reduced services Dr. Varley’s standard fees will apply and are those recommended by the AMA.