The doctor will perform a physical examination and look at nasal turbinates. If the turbinates are too large, they can actually block airflow. This condition causes breathing problems, frequent infections, and nosebleeds. The ENT specialist may recommend over-the-counter medications or surgical treatments based on the severity of symptoms.
Turbinate Reduction is the procedure where the nasal turbinates are inspected and reduced in size for improved nasal flow. Turbinates surgery is performed through the nostrils under general anesthesia. In some cases, turbinates surgery is performed in conjunction with sinus surgery to improve nasal breathing.