Diseases of the Nose

Here are some of the common nasal problems we see:

Is your nose blocked because of nasal allergy, a deviated septum or nasal polyps? One common problem we notice among patients are blocked noses that do not respond well to medication. It may be because of the nasal passage narrowed because of polyps, anatomical deformities or enlarged turbinates.  

Diseases of the Nose - photo of nasal polyps

Nasal Polyps

Polyps (blue arrow) are removed by Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Blocked Nose. Photo of a deviated nasal septum

Deviated Nasal Septum

This is corrected with Septoplasty or Septorhinoplasty

ENT Ear Nose Throat sinusitis


The sinuses are drained with endoscopic sinus surgery

Why nose bleeding occurs (Epistaxis)

Nose bleeds in children are common and are usually from the nostril area. This is usually solved with cautery in the clinic.  In adults, there is concern that it may be something more. 

Nasopharyngeal Cancer is especially common among Southern Chinese. Many people come for an ENT examination because of symptoms like: blocked ear, blood-staining of their mucus and enlarged neck nodes.

Here is some data from the National Cancer Registry. 

This cancer usually visible with nasal endscopy, that is done in the clinic in a few minutes.