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Nose and Sinuses

Sinusitis is often a chronic (ongoing) disease that includes the symptoms of nasal obstruction (difficulty breathing through the nose), nasal drainage, decreased sense of smell, facial pressure, and frequent sinus infections. Allergies and related respiratory problems such as asthma can also be associated with chronic sinusitis.


It can sometimes be difficult for patients to decipher if they are suffering from allergies, an upper respiratory tract infection, or a sinus condition. Symptoms and signs for each condition differ, and each diagnosis requires a unique treatment regimen. The Net Clinic team can help make an informed choice as to the best management strategy for a patient with any of these conditions.


After getting the correct diagnosis, a number of medical treatments can be started. These medications may include anti-inflammatory nasal sprays, decongestants, oral inflammatory inhibitors, and systemic steroid medications. It is important that the physician and patient recognize that medications are often required on a long-term basis.


In some cases, surgery is required using a telescope (endoscope) which is placed through the nostril. This type of surgery is often referred to as Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, which is minimally invasive and does not require any external incisions. It is our goal that after surgery, patients will not require any further surgery on the nose and sinuses.


In some cases, however, sinusitis can return. Our surgeons have a particular interest in patients whose sinusitis has failed traditional surgery and require advanced techniques to control the underlying inflammation. The Net Clinic actively conducts ongoing research into better treatments for sinusitis.

Sinuses Anatomy Nasal & Sinus Polyps Nasal polyps are associated with sinusitis and occur when the lining of the sinuses swell. Polyps may block the nasal airway, creating difficulty in breathing. Polyps may also block the natural drainage of the sinus cavities leading to infections. Polyps are generally thought to occur as a result of an ongoing inflammatory process within the nose and sinuses.


After getting the correct diagnosis, our team can help patients decide on the most appropriate treatment plan. Most commonly, medications are tried as first-line therapy. Different combinations can be tailored for individual patients. In some cases, a patient's disease cannot be fully controlled with medication, and surgery may be recommended. This surgery is done with telescopes (endoscopes) through the nose in a minimally invasive fashion.


Following this type of surgery, it is very important to maintain medical treatment. Additionally, the nose and sinus cavities must be



At ENT Clinic in Dubai, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients. We offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options for disorders affecting the ears, nose, throat, and related structures. Our team of highly skilled and experienced ENT specialists work together to provide personalized care to each patient. We believe in a patient-centered approach and strive to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for all of our patients.

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Dr Joby Elizabeth Ninan MS ENT

Otolaryngologist (ENT Specialist)

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