Diagnosis and Management of Nasal Conditions






Local / General

Degree of Discomfort/ Pain

Nasal Allergy Skin Prick Test 15 mins Clinic None None
Nasal Discharge Suction Nasal Toilet 1 to 5 mins Clinic None None
Epistaxis (Bleeding) Silver Nitrate Cautery 1 mins Clinic Local None to Mild
Nasal Obstruction – Adults & Children (>8 yrs) Radio Frequency
Turbinate Reduction
5 to 10
Clinic Local Mild
Nasal Obstruction – Children (<7yrs) Radio Frequency
Turbinate Reduction
5 to 10 mins *Day Surgery General Not Applicable
Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty/ +/- Turbinectomy 30 to 40 mins *Day Surgery General Minimal
Sinusitis – Adults Sinus Washout 10 to 15 mins Clinic/ Day Surgery for Children Local/ General for children None to Minimal
Nose Cancer Postnasal Space Biopsy 5 to 10 mins Clinic Local None
Chronic Sinusitis/ Nasal Polyps Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 120 to 180 mins (depending on severity) *Day Surgery General Minimal
  • – Depending on patients’ physical condition
Dr Gerard Chee

MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg) Fellow, Otology / Neurotology (Can)

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