Chronic Nasal Obstruction Treatment in Foley, AL
What is nasal obstruction?
Nasal obstruction is defined as a blockage of the nasal passageway, which can disrupt normal breathing and sinus drainage and lead to numerous other problems. At ENT Centers of Excellence, Dr. Keith Kowal specializes in pinpointing the exact causes of chronic nasal obstruction and developing treatment plans to help his patients breathe better and live better.
What causes chronic nasal obstruction?
Nasal obstruction may result from various possible causes, including:
- Deviated septum
- Common cold
- Allergic rhinitis / hay fever
- Non-allergic rhinitis
- Cold temperatures or dry climate
- Foreign object stuck in nose
- Nasal polyps
- Turbinate hypertrophy (enlarged nasal turbinates)
- Overuse of nasal decongestant sprays
What are the signs and symptoms of nasal obstruction?
Chronic nasal obstruction may cause or occur simultaneously with other symptoms or conditions including:
- Trouble sleeping
- Breathing difficulty
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Recurring sinusitis
- Facial pain
- Post-nasal drip
- Reduced sense of smell or taste
How is chronic nasal obstruction treated?
The appropriate nasal obstruction treatment will be determined based on the underlying cause of your condition. Conservative (nonsurgical) treatments are typically the first options explored.
Conservative nasal obstruction treatment options may include:
- Nasal decongestants
- Allergy medications
- Topical nasal steroid sprays
- Allergen avoidance
If you are experiencing chronic nasal obstruction, the first step to finding relief is identifying the underlying case of the blockage with a comprehensive evaluation. Experienced ear, nose & throat physician, Dr. Keith Kowal, specializes in treating patients of all ages suffering from obstruction in the nose. Start breathing better and living better by scheduling an appointment at ENT Centers of Excellence in Foley or Daphne today. Get started by filling out the appointment request form on this page or calling our office at 251.943.1117.