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A 58-year-old male asked:

Age 58 dns&sinusitis problem operated for dns 30yrs ago no relief post nasal drip often round the yr heaviness in head and loss of smell pl advice?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See allergist: Despite the surgery (which is only about 50% effective for chronic sinusitis), if your nasal mucosa remains very swollen it would obstruct sinus drainage leading to infection. Another possibility is impairment in your immune system so that your body can't kill off the germs. An allergist should be able to help you sort out these factors.
Dr. Thomas Higgins
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Additionally, sinus surgery techniques have changed substantially in the last 30 years. You may have scar tissue that needs to be addressed to improve the function of the sinuses. In addition to the allergy and immunology evaluation mentioned, you may want to see an ENT again or even consider seeing a fellowship-trained rhinologist.
Oct 24, 2015
Last updated Oct 24, 2015

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