Sunday, September 23, 2012

Will a nose job help my allergies?

Nose job or rhinoplasty can help improve your nasal airway by performing septoplasty for a deviated septum or making the turbinates smaller. Treating the turbinates can sometimes help with allergies however, one should be wary that nasal airway surgery can sometimes worsen allergies….

Improving the nasal airway increases the volume of air inspired through the nose. This means more air particles are inhaled which include pollens, molds, and animal dander. More allergens inhaled may mean a stronger allergic response.

It should be understood that controlling the nasal mucosa with medications and sprays will treat the allergies before and after surgery. Surgery does not treat the mucosa or lining of the nose.