By profession, I'm a singer. I recently had a sinus surgery 6 weeks ago. I still have a congested nose.

My voice has been affected after the sinus surgery. Although the nasal blocks have opened, but still it feels like congestion and my voice now sounds with a nasal tone. Could you please suggest any remedies to get rid of this problem.

Doctor Answers 1

Nasal congestion

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By 6 weeks after sinus surgery, the nasal swelling and congestion due to the surgery should have resolved. You may still have a nasal tone to your voice if the turbinates are swollen due to allergies or even non-allergic causes. There may also be further anatomical obstruction. I would recommend contacting your ENT to have a closer look with a scope both in your nasal cavities and at your vocal cords. You can also start using a saline sinus rinse which often can be helpful.

Encino Otolaryngologist

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