Nasal surgery can be considered as a treatment option for nasal allergies in certain cases where medical management and avoidance strategies have not provided sufficient relief or when structural abnormalities contribute to nasal symptoms. The specific type of nasal surgery performed will depend on the underlying cause and symptoms of the nasal allergies. Here are some nasal surgeries that may be performed for nasal allergy treatment:

Septoplasty: Septoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to correct a deviated nasal septum, which is a common structural abnormality that can contribute to nasal congestion and difficulty breathing. By straightening the septum, airflow is improved, and symptoms of nasal allergies may be alleviated.

Turbinate reduction: Turbinates are structures inside the nose that help humidify and filter the air we breathe. In some cases, they can become enlarged, leading to chronic nasal congestion and obstruction. Turbinate reduction surgery involves reducing the size of the turbinates, often using techniques such as radiofrequency ablation, laser, or partial removal, to improve nasal airflow and alleviate congestion.

Sinus surgery: Nasal allergies can contribute to chronic sinusitis, a condition characterized by inflammation and blockage of the sinuses. In cases where medical management has been unsuccessful, sinus surgery may be considered. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a commonly performed procedure to remove nasal polyps, open blocked sinuses, and improve sinus drainage, thus reducing symptoms of chronic sinusitis associated with nasal allergies.

Nasal polyp removal: Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths that can develop in the nasal passages due to chronic inflammation, including from nasal allergies. When nasal polyps are large, persistent, and significantly contribute to symptoms such as nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, or loss of smell, surgical removal may be necessary.

It’s important to note that nasal surgery is typically considered when conservative measures and medical management have been ineffective. The decision to undergo nasal surgery for nasal allergies should be made in consultation with an experienced ENT specialist who will evaluate your specific condition, symptoms, and response to other treatments. They will determine the most appropriate surgical approach and discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure.