Enlarged turbinates caused by vasomotor rhinitis - ENT suggested radiofrequency, but im not sure this will help?

What is the goal? If the primary goal is to improve breathing through your nose, then an inferior turbinate reduction is reasonable. If the primary goal is to decrease drainage from the nose then the inferior turbinate reduction may or may not help.
Turbinates. There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy and radiofrequency in one. The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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What is the best way to treat enlarged turbinates caused by vasomotor rhinitis? - I have tried all the sprays nothing has helped

Vasotor rhinitis. Try using the Flonase two times a day. Make sure you are spraying the medication correctly with the head down and the spray pointed towards the eye on the same side so the spray is off the septum. You could also try atrovent (ipratropium) spray. Your doctor has to write for it. If all medications do not work it is conceivable that a surgical option can be successful : submucous resection of the inf?erior t. Read more...
Turbinate hypertroph. Enlarged turbinates are a common problem. You can have an ENT reduce them surgically or you might need more than one medication to reduce the inflammation. People always stop one med and start another. Why not try a couple together. When treating htn, diabetes, cholesterol we often add multiple meds....Why not the same with your nose? Read more...
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Moms would like that. Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposure to house dust mites or pet dander. You more likely have perennial allergic rhinitis to house dust mites, dog dander or cat dander. Read more...

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Combination problems. Congestion after lying down is due to dilation of nasal tissues related to gravity. That said, if your septum was straight you probably wouldn't feel congested. Also, most people have at least mild allergies so when you say "no known" do you mean negative tests? It turns our there is a commin condition called "local allergic rhinitis" where the nose is allergic but tests are negative. See an ent. Read more...