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Is it a bad idea to have general anaesthesia if you have a stuffy nose?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allan Schwartz
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chronic Sinusitis

If your nose is chronically stuffy, perhaps you could take a decongestant to clear your nose.
If you have an active upper respiratory infection and the surgery can be put off, put it off.

In brief: Chronic Sinusitis

If your nose is chronically stuffy, perhaps you could take a decongestant to clear your nose.
If you have an active upper respiratory infection and the surgery can be put off, put it off.
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is a bad idea

If you have a fever, productive cough or reactive airway disease.
Otherwise, you should be fine.

In brief: It is a bad idea

If you have a fever, productive cough or reactive airway disease.
Otherwise, you should be fine.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: No

The presence of an upper respiratory tract infection is only a concern with small children.
This is because we worry about reactive airway disease in such small children after an anesthetic. The only time we would worry about an adult would be with evidence of a significant ongoing infection that could compromise your recovery. A stuffy nose, especially in spring, is not a concern.

In brief: No

The presence of an upper respiratory tract infection is only a concern with small children.
This is because we worry about reactive airway disease in such small children after an anesthetic. The only time we would worry about an adult would be with evidence of a significant ongoing infection that could compromise your recovery. A stuffy nose, especially in spring, is not a concern.
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