1. After your ENT examination, if diagnostic nasal endoscopy is not possible, get a plain CT PNS (Paranasal Sinuses
) with 1 mm coronal, axial and sagittal sections done on a multislice CT Scanner to rule out sinusitis
, polyps or adenoid hypertrophy (rare at your age).
2. Relief from use of nasal strips indicates that you may have a DNS (deviated Nasal Septum
), hypertrophied nasal turbinates or an obstruction at the level of the Nasal Valve.
3. All these conditions may lead to a Post Nasal Drip
. Try medication such as steroid nasal sprays and anti allergic plus anti leukotriene along with mucolytics and steam inhalation for a few weeks. In many instances, the infection is fungal and hence may not respond to antibiotics.
4. Some conditions require endoscopic sinus surgery
. Radio-Frequency ablation (reduction) of hypertrophied nasal turbinates gives excellent results.