The nose and the nasal sinuses form a complex system that can be the site where various conditions develop. Think of nasal congestion, a runny nose, mucous that drips from the nose, coughing, headache, pressure in the forehead, bridge of the nose or upper jaw, and even dental pain.
Conditions of the nose and sinuses
Nose conditions are quite varied. The conditions are often quite bothersome, but fortunately, not serious. Sometimes, there is a more serious underlying disease.
Which conditions are the most common?
|Allergy to inhaled substances||Nasal obstruction|
|Loss of smell||Nasal septum deviation|
|Nasal polyps (nasal polyposis)||Mucosal inflammation in the sinuses|
|Nose bleeds||Common cold|
Diagnosis and treatment
Depending on the diagnosis given, there is usually a specific treatment for each nose and/or sinus problem. The treatment may consist of medication, some anti-allergy measures or a surgical procedure in the hospital.
An overview of the most common treatments:
|Endoscopic procedures on the sinuses||Procedures for nasal polyps|
|Laparoscopy of the nose (nasal endoscopy)||Nasal septum correction|