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Do I have Allergic Rhinitis or Empty Nose Syndrome?

Do I have Allergic Rhinitis or Empty Nose Symptom?

Nose ct scan which results are as follow:

Minimal mucoperiosteal thickening in bilateral maxilliary, bilateral ethmoid and bilateral sphenoid sinuses; due to minimal siusitis

No evidence of sinonasal drainage pathway compromise.

No focal soft tissue mass or fluid level

No bony wall expansion or destruction

Congest/Swelling at bilateral inferior and bilateral middle turbinates

The nasal septum is deviated and convexity to right

No defininte focal mass or polyposis at nasal cavity

Normal orbits, baske of skull, mastoid air cells, and nasopharnyx

Normal viabrant bilateral Agger nasi cells, left concha bullosa and left haller cell

Allergy test results are as follow:

HEENT congested nasal turbinate 70 - 80%, tonsil 1+, TM intact,

Heart and Lung: within normal limit,

Abdomen: no hepato-splenomegaly,

Skin: no rash

Skin prick test aeroallergen : positive 3+ to House Dust mite


I have had a turbinate reduction sugery done and after 6 to 7 months again the turbinates have got swelled.Before and after surgery my symptoms are same.

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7162/swollenturbinates.png

Click the above link to see my ct scan image.
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello and hope you are doing well.

The report shows evidence of sinusitis. An Empty Nose Syndrome is when the turbinates have been resected. The results are conflicting, as the report states that there is swelling of the turbinates. But you have given a history of turbinate reduction. Check with your doctor regarding this.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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I remmeber I had a turbinate reduction surgery done.I have seen the xray report which showed that the turbinates are normal.After about six to seven months these turbinates got swelled up again.For about two years I have tried many nasal sprays, anti allergy or anti inflammatory but there was no improvement.I have now started homeopathic medicine as a few doctors told me that best and complete cure for allergic rhinitis is in homeopathic medicine.
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello and hope you are doing well.

I cannot comment on the effectiveness of ayurvedic therapy. In allergic/vasomotor rhinitis, the symptoms occur in response to a trigger, like eating spicy food or going outside in the cold. The primary treatment is simply avoiding the things that trigger your symptoms. It is often treated with a drying nasal spray (like Atrovent) and antihistamines like chlopheneramine and lovatidine are effective. Nasal decongestant drops too relieve congestion.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Thank you DrAnitha

I have started homeopathic medicine and I will upadte you when I get a positive result.
Avatar universal
Hi, How are you? I have some detail for you to discuss.

The xray before turbinate reduction/correction surgery is
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/8591/scan8t.png and it's report is http://imageshack.us/a/img820/7797/scan8report.png

After turbinare surgery it is http://imageshack.us/a/img824/6821/scan9l.png and it's report is http://imageshack.us/a/img845/5046/scan9report.png

Some months after surgery it is http://imageshack.us/a/img545/893/scan10.png and it's report is http://imageshack.us/a/img5/8343/scan10report.png

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