Empty nose syndrome

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What is empty nose syndrome?

Empty nose syndrome (ENS), also known in research as "the wide nasal cavity syndrome", is a medical term used to describe a nose crippled by over resection of the inferior and/or middle turbinates of the nose.

Common symptoms reported by people with empty nose syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with empty nose syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sinus Rinse Hypertonic Packets)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
empty nose syndrome (2)

Data from patients with empty nose syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with empty nose syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sinus Rinse Hypertonic Packets)
Perceived effectiveness
for empty nose syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
empty nose syndrome (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with empty nose syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has empty nose syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 5
40s 7
50s 8
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from empty nose syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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