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Nasal bone growth. Breathing problem during winters, dust or smoke. Operation required? Any homeopathy cure?

Nasal Bone Increase (left Nostril ) Hi Doc, I am a 36 years old male. I have been experiencing left nostril bone growth for past many years (late 90s). I can feel a bump inside on the upper side of my nostril whereas the lower part seems to be open. The right side nostril is clear. When I pull the fatty tissue of the left side nostril the breathing is pleasant and gives me relief. However I avoid doing that due to the fear of increasing the tissue which might further block the pathway. The breathing is normal in summers but in winters it gives me lot of problems especially due to dry mucus . The problem worsens when there is dust or smoke in the air. lately, I also feel slight loss of smell. Kindly advice. Does the bone keeps increasing with age? What may happen if I dont get it operated for a long time? Finally is there any cure for this in homeopathy? Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Nov 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram Nathan an ENT surgeon and I will try to help you out with your problem.

You must understand that the block or nasal growth which you are feeling is either a part of the deviated septum (the central bone of the nose) or an enlarged turbinate ( a tissue found in the nose). It may rarely be a polyp but by your description it does not seem likely. You may consider the following:

1. When you pull the nose to one side the wall of the nose around the growth widens and you can breathe well. This is called COTTLES sign in ENT. You can do this as much as you want and it will not cause any permanent harm. You may develop a few wrinkles along the skin crease though.

2. In winters the tissues such as the turbinates gets congested and enlarged which further narrow the nasal opening and your block increases. This is a common finding

3. The same explanation is for the exposure to dust and smoke and also for the loss of smell.

4. The bone of septum may not increase with age as it stops growing by the age of 18 or so but the block may increase due to the contribution from the adjacent tissues such as the turbinates.

5. If you do not get it operated then the block will increase and you may have nose block all through regardless of the weather or season. Also the block may lead to block of the sinuses in the long run and cause sinusitis. Although none of these are life threatening, you quality of life will be severely effected.

6. Any medication, whether it is homeopathy or modern medication, the affect will be present (if any ) only till you are taking the medication . Thus it is only temporary and a partial relief if any.

7.Only surgery can offer you a permanent relief. It is a simple surgery in good hands. I have myself performed more than a thousand of this and I have good results. There is no external scar and the technique used is the latest endoscopic. You can contact me for more details.

hope your doubts are clear


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Wed, 20 Nov 2013
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