A 37-year-old member asked:
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i have had chronic sinusitis my whole life. i get one sinus infection a year and can only use one nostril at a time. should i get surgery?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
See an ENT: I would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to consult whether you need surgery.
Answered on Sep 13, 2014
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Deviated septum or large turbinates can become obstructive. Ent evaluation is reasonable. The surgery is quite safe.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014
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