ConditionTreatment OptionTime TakenWhere is it doneLocal/General AnaethesiaDegree of Pain/Discomfort
Nose Allergy (Rhinitis-Runny Nose)Blood Tests or Medication5-10 minutesClinicNot NecessaryMinimal
Allergy TestMedication,
Blood Test
5-10 minutesClinicNot NecessaryMinimal
Nose Bleed (Children & Adults)Silver Nitrate
Cautery or
5-10 minutesClinicNot NecessaryMinimal
Blocked Nose / Obstruction (Children/ Adult)Reduction of
Turbinates via
Radio Frequency
or Medication
15 minutesClinicLocal AnaethesiaMinimal
Severe Nose BlockReduction of
Turbinates /
(straighten nasal
45 minutesDay SurgeryGeneral AnaethesiaLittle
Nasal PolypsPolypectomy or
1 to 2 hoursDay SurgeryGeneral AnaethesiaLittle
Acute SinusitisMedication
Chronic SinusitisBalloon
Sinuplasty /
Sinus Surgery
1 hr to 2 hoursDay SurgeryGeneral AnaethesiaLittle
Deviated Septum (crooked nasal bone)Septoplasty45 minutesDay SurgeryGeneral AnaethesiaLittle
Enlarged TurbinatesTurbinectomy
(Reduction of
30 minutesDay SurgeryLocal or General AnaethesiaLittle
Balloon SinuplastyBalloon
1 hour to 2 hoursDay SurgeryGeneral AnaethesiaLittle
Nose Cancer ScreeningPostnasal Space
Biopsy / Nasal
5 to 10 minutesClinicNot NecessaryMinimal
Nasal Bone Fractures
Enlarged Adenoids/AdenoiditisAdenoidectomyor Medication 45 minutesDay SurgeryGeneral AnaethesiaLittle
Loss of SmellBalloon
Sinuplasty /
Medication or
Sinus Surgery
Nasal DischargeSinus Washout
or Medication
10 to 20 minutesClinicNot NecessaryMinimal
Sinus WashoutSinus Washout10 to 15 minutesClinicNot NecessaryMinimal
Post Nasal DripMedication 5 to 10 minutesClinicNot Necessary
HeadacheMedication 5 to 10 minutesClinicNot Necessary

Why should you go for a nose or sinus allergy test?

The nose and sinuses are part of the respiratory system and play a key role in oxygen flow to the lungs. The nose and sinuses must be healthy and functioning to prevent complications such as obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, snoring and other sleep problems.

It’s essential that you understand your symptoms and undergo a nose allergy test to determine if you need allergic rhinitis and sinusitis treatment as soon as you can, as early diagnosis and management can increase the chances of successful treatment.

When should you consult an ENT specialist?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should see an ENT specialist:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Experiencing unusual symptoms, e.g., foul smell from the nose
  • Recurring cases of sinusitis
  • Suspicion of sinus tumour, e.g., blood-stained nasal discharge
  • Sinusitis is associated with complications, e.g., blurry vision, persistent high fever, eye swelling, intense headaches, etc.

Sinusitis Symptoms

Symptoms of allergic sinusitis include:

  • Loss of smell
  • Thick or yellow discharge from the nose
  • Blocked nose
  • Pressure in the cheeks or forehead

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might have sinusitis. Most sinusitis cases are caused by the common cold and go away on their own in 5 to 10 days. If you are experiencing pain and fever, or if your sinusitis (sinus infection) symptoms get worse, you may need to consult a doctor or ENT specialist who provides sinus allergy tests or nose and sinus services in Singapore.

Rhinitis Symptoms

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

  • Coughing
  • Itchiness in the roof of your mouth
  • Itchy nose
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Red, watery and itchy eyes
  • Constant sneezing

These symptoms often occur when you come in contact with something you are allergic to. If you have allergic rhinitis with worsening symptoms, you should consider consulting a doctor who can provide allergic rhinitis and sinusitis treatment to ease your symptoms.

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