Discomfort Due to Nasal Obstructions? Find Long-Lasting Relief!
Blockage of the nose or nasal cavity (or nasal obstruction) can be caused by a wide variety of problems.
Inferior turbinate hypertrophy occurs when the turbinates (two structures of spongy bone inside of the nose) become swollen due to allergy and dust irritation.
A deviated nasal septum occurs when the structure which separates the nostrils becomes crooked, often due to trauma to the nose, making it difficult to breathe.
Other types of nasal obstructions include large adenoids (which block the back of the nose), swelling of the nasal lining due to allergies, and choanal atresia (narrowing or blockage of the nasal airway by tissue).
Often, nasal obstruction is initially treated with medications, which may address underlying allergy triggers or other causes of nasal swelling. Your Ear, Nose and Throat specialist may prescribe a nasal steroid spray to decrease inflammation of the nose and turbinates.
If there is no improvement following medical treatment, surgery may be required. New surgical techniques are available used to shrink turbinates, such as radiofrequency energy or a small tissue-shaving device.
If the nasal obstruction is due to the adenoids, your doctor may recommend having them removed surgically (called an adenoidectomy). Most adenoidectomy procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling is an advanced, minimally-invasive procedure designed and created specifically to treat obstructions of the Nasal Valve. It is performed in the office with local anesthesia.