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.

Our ENT practice can treat your chronic nasal obstruction, with convenient locations in Foley and Daphne, AL (15 minutes from Mobile). Learn more below, or request an appointment.

What causes chronic nasal obstruction?

Nasal obstruction may result from various possible causes, including:

  • Sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • 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:

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
  • Antibiotics
  • Allergen avoidance
When chronic nasal obstruction is due to an anatomical problem in the nose, such as a deviated septum or nasal polyps, more involved nasal obstruction treatment may be necessary in order to achieve long-term relief. To relieve chronic nasal obstruction, Dr. Kowal can perform various nasal surgery procedures. In cases where chronic sinusitis is the primary cause of nasal obstruction, a minimally invasive procedure called Balloon Sinuplasty can be performed, which enlarges blocked sinus openings and clears out sinus cavities using a small balloon catheter device.

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.

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