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Catarrh

The symptoms of catarrh is translatable into several different meanings – from blocked nose and sinus pains, to throaty symptoms, tickly cough and post nasal drip, lump in throat sensation, continuous throat clearing and phlegm. All can be treated by our specialist ENT Laser.

Catarrh problems and treatments

A common condition  treated with the irritating continuous clearing of the throat or the feeling of a lump at the back of the tongue. This can cause a tickly, dry cough and other throat symptoms. The ENT Unit Consultants provide effective treatment for these uncomfortable symptoms which can also be related to snoring, enlarged tonsils and nose blockage.

Treatment of catarrh

Your Consultant will help you decide on an appropriate treatment linked to the catarrh cause. One of the main treatments we perform is called laser vapourisation of the uvula (Laser uvulectomy). Laser Vapourisation uses a flash-scanned Carbon Dioxide laser and can be performed under local anaesthetic which can include a simple application of an anaesthetic spray, followed by a single small injection. The procedure takes about 10 minutes. Speech and swallowing are not affected. Recovery time is quick and often patients can eat and drink within 30 minutes of return from the operating theatre. Driving home is allowed, but not encouraged.

Contact us

Our experts at London ENT Unit have many years of experience in dealing with the problems that catarrh causes and are able to perform advanced procedures to ensure you relief from any pain or discomfort that you may be experiencing. For any questions or to book an appointment we recommending contact our ENT team by calling 020 7078 3841 or emailing us at londonent@hje.org.uk.

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ENT Clinic

The ear, nose and throat unit (ENT) can provide same-day appointments with our specialist ENT Consultants who have a wealth of experience in treating various ENT conditions.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3841.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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