Disorders of the Nose

Information on common diseases of the Nose

 

Allergens

Avoidance of Allergens

Allergen Avoidance Advice Sheets

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Hayfever

Hay Fever

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. Common symptoms are a runny nose, itchy nose, blocked nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.

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How to Use Nasal Drops

The following advice is for nose drops only and not for nose sprays which are used differently.

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How to use Nasal Sprays

A steroid nose spray is commonly used to treat allergies of the nose such as hay fever and persistent rhinitis.

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Nasal Allergy

A common cause of nose and eye inflammation is an allergy to house dust mite, or to a pet.

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Nasal Injuries

Nasal Injuries

Nasal injuries can result in damage to the skin, bone, cartilage or any combination.

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Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps cause a blocked nose and other nasal symptoms. Surgical removal of polyps is sometimes needed.

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Nose Bleeds

Nose Bleeds (Epistaxis)

Nosebleeds (epistaxis) are common in children. They are usually mild and easily treated. Sometimes bleeding can be more severe, but this is usually in older people, or in people with other medical problems such as blood disorders.

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 Rhinitis

Rhinitis (Inflammation of the Nose)

Persistent rhinitis typically causes sneezing, and a blocked, itchy, and runny nose. An allergy is a common cause, but there are also non-allergic causes.

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Acute Sinusitis

Sinusitis (Acute)

The sinuses are small, air filled spaces inside the cheekbones and forehead. Sinusitis means inflammation of a sinus.

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Chronic Sinusitis

Sinusitis (Chronic)

Chronic sinusitis is a persisting inflammatory condition of one or more sinuses. It is uncommon and most commonly develops after an acute sinus infection.

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Sublingual Immunotherapy

Sublingual Immunotherapy is a new treatment for patients with moderate to severe grass pollen seasonal allergic rhinitis (Hay fever).

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