Nasal Allergy & Hayfever

"Allergic Rhinitis, Non-Allergic Rhinitis & Other Forms of Nasal Congestion"

Nasal allergies are becoming more common-place. We don't fully understand why, but we are getting better at diagnosing and managing them. Using the latest techniques of investigation, we can identify the potential triggers and help guide you on a step-wise, evidence-based management that suits you. Possible interventions include:

- Skin Prick Allergy Tests

- Blood-tests to common allergens          

- Advice & Education on allergic trigger avoidance                                                      

- The latest step-wise, evidence-based medical management options that suit you

Although there are no surgical cures for allergy, there are a number of surgical interventions that can facilitate the long-term management and reduce your symptom-load:

- Inferior Turbinate Reduction / Turbinoplasty (Remodelling)

- Posterior Nerve Section / Vidian Neurectomy (Decreasing the abnormal nervous input)

We also have access to the latest scientific techniques including immunotherapy and allergen desensitization (where appropriate) which you can explore with your consultant.


To find out more, or book into a consultation with our surgeon, please click on the button below:


Mr R Hettige

Consultant Rhinologist, Facial Plastics & ENT Surgeon



- Spire Thames Valley Hospital,

241 Wexham Street, Wexham, Berkshire. SL3 6NH

- Princess Margaret Hospital,

Osborne Road, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 3SJ


Tel: 01753 840 831

Fax: 01753 841 567


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