Surgery is better than nasal sprays for people with severely blocked airways caused by septal deviation

BMJ. 2024 May 8:385:q876. doi: 10.1136/bmj.q876.


The studyCarrie S, O'Hara J, Fouweather T, et al. Clinical effectiveness of septoplasty versus medical management for nasal airways obstruction: multicentre, open label, randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2023;383:e075445.To read the full NIHR Alert, go to:

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nasal Obstruction* / etiology
  • Nasal Obstruction* / surgery
  • Nasal Septum* / surgery
  • Nasal Sprays*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Rhinoplasty / methods
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Nasal Sprays