Functional nasal surgery is a branch of medicine and a medical specialty that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. It is an effective method of treating chronic diseases, injuries, consequences of developmental disorders.
Otolaryngologist consultation - when is an examination necessary
If you have a runny nose that lasts more than two weeks, you should definitely not postpone your appointment with your doctor. Even such a symptom that is familiar to us may indicate the presence of serious diseases of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. An otolaryngologist will help you find the cause of the dysfunction and restore the activity of this important organ.
You should consult an otolaryngologist if you have any of the following symptoms:
- nasal congestion;
- prolonged runny nose;
- atypical, purulent discharge;
- recurring nosebleeds;
- dry mouth;
- face pain or headache.
At the reception, the otolaryngologist will carefully listen to complaints and take an anamnesis, taking into account all the symptoms, possible injuries, past illnesses, and so on. This will be followed by a clinical examination. During it, the doctor will examine the nose inside and out, taking into account all the patient's complaints. Also, an examination by an otolaryngologist (ENT doctor) may include endoscopy - the introduction of a special small device into the nose in order to examine all the details.
During the consultation, the otolaryngologist answers all questions that bother the patient and, based on the results of the examination, informs about the further course of treatment. Consultation with an otolaryngologist (ENT) and ENT diagnostics is a mandatory step that should precede any surgical intervention.