Nose Clinic

 

When Extensive Experience Does Make The Difference in Resolving Your Nose Problem

Sydney Nose Clinic is Australia’s first integrated nose clinic, based on the concept that an integrated or holistic approach to the management of nasal problems usually leads to optimal results.

Sydney Nose ClinicThe most common question asked is, who should come to the nose clinic? The answer to that is, if you are having significant nasal problems, blocked nose, runny nose, facial pain, seasonal or allergic rhinitis, if you have altered sense of smell or taste, if you have tried a variety of medical treatments that have not been effective, you are the ideal type of person to be assessed at our nose clinic.

Sydney Nose Clinic is a specialist referral clinic, so you will need a referral from your GP to come.

Any additional tests that you have had done, any additional X rays, a pithy history of your symptoms and previous treatment, is very helpful. Some of the areas that we question you about are:
Nasal Airway Blocked Nose Postural Change Affecting Your Nasal Patency Your Sense of SmileYour Sense of TasteYour Allergic DiathesisWhether You SmokeWhether You Have Had Trauma to Your Nose Whether You Have Had Previous Operations to Your Nose

After a thorough history is taken, in addition to the standard Ear, Nose and Throat examination, you will have telescopic examination of your nasal cavities. This is done after the application of local anaesthetic and a shrinking agent. Before a shrinking agent is applied to your nose, your airflow is assessed using a thermistoplate. 5 minutes after the application of a shrinking agent, your nasal airflow is reassessed to assess the degree of mucosal reversibility, that is to say the degree to which the erectile tissue and/or lining in your nose shrinks after the application of appropriate medication.

Thereafter, endoscopic evaluation of your nose is undertaken; looking at certain specific structures in a sequential way. The inferior turbinate: this is the area that has more erectile tissue in your nose and is often associated with not responding to topical medication, to sensation of blocked nose.

About 50 percent of people seen in the nose clinic need investigation by way of X ray. The appropriate X rays that we tend to perform are low dose CT scans of the nose and paranasal sinuses.

Many people suffering from blocked nose have either fixed or seasonal allergy. A screening blood test looking at your allergic profile is usually performed as a matter of routine, and if more detailed information is required, then skin prick tests are performed.

Nasal airflow studies are undertaken.

For those people needing medical management, we have a range of boutique pharmacological preparations prepared for us by a compounding chemist, which we tailor to your need to facilitate optimal medical management of your condition.

 

Book an Appointment

There are a few things you may need to know prior to making an appointment:

What do you need?

A current referral from your GP.

Where do you want to see our doctor?

We have 3 clinics: Bondi Junction, Kogarah and North Sydney. When you speak to our friendly receptionist, please let her know which clinic you are going to.

 

How do you make the booking?

Ring 9387 7360. If you have an urgent problem, please ask for Amy, our practice coordinator, on 9387 7360.