Radio frequency volume reduction for the nose may help you breathe better. You may have this done if parts of
your nose (called the turbinates) are too large. They can block your airways. Or you may need this procedure if the inside of your nose is often swollen. Pollution, smoking, allergies, and dust can cause swelling. This swelling can make it hard for you to
You can get this treatment in your doctor's office or a
clinic. First, your doctor will numb the area. Then a needle is put into your nose.
A small electric current goes through the needle. This opens up the blocked area.
Your nose will heal over the next 3 to 6 weeks. As you heal, the flow of air should improve so you can breathe better.
go home right after the procedure. You might be able to return to work or
your normal routine the next day.
You may need more than one treatment.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Procedures can be stressful. This information will help you understand what you
can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for your procedure.
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Current as of:
July 29, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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