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A warm flannel on the face can ease pain and discomfort.
‘In some cases, sufferers will be offered an operation known as balloon sinuplasty to open and drain the sinuses.’Sufferers can be given a dose of radioactive iodine.
‘A deviated septum can disrupt the nasal cycle,’ says Dr Al-Ayoubi.
‘For six to eight hours a day, one nostril does 80 per cent of the work, then the other nostril takes over.
Sometimes, through an injury in childhood, it becomes slightly distorted, interfering with breathing in adulthood.
Caused by dry, air conditioned offices and large turbinates (bits of bone just inside the nose) causing the nasal lining to be swollen and inflamed.
Symptoms get gradually worse and it may take until the age of 40 before becoming a real problem.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, an ENT and facial surgeon at London’s Chase Farm Hospital, says: ‘If you haven’t been able to breathe properly for two months you should see a doctor.
It is likely to be an underlying problem with a simple solution.’ Allergic rhinitis, an inflammation of the nasal passageways.