Turbinates are quite susceptible to allergies and irritation, which can cause them to become enlarged. When turbinates become enlarged, it can make breathing difficult.
How are Enlarged Turbinates Diagnosed?
Enlarged turbinates can be diagnosed using an endoscope or a CT scan. An endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a camera at the end which allows Dr. Reitzen to see the interior of your nose.
Dr. Reitzen will also ask you questions about your symptoms. If she determines that you do have enlarged turbinates, the next step is to discuss treatment options.