Nasal obstruction, nasal blockage, stuffy nose; no matter how you word it, nasal congestion can be a nuisance at best, and at worst, affect your health or quality of life. Blockage of the nasal cavity can be attributed to a number of reasons; allergies, sinus infections, or even turbinate hypertrophy. While this may easily be alleviated by using nasal sprays or anti-histamines, some cases may require in-office or out-patient treatments, such as a nasal endoscopy or turbinate reduction procedures. In the latter cases, you will need to consult with a specialist in sinus disorders to properly assess and treat your condition. If you have a persistent stuffy nose, consult with Dr. Alen Cohen for treatment options for nasal congestion at his Los Angeles clinic.
Most likely than not, nasal congestion is a temporary annoyance and can be cured using at-home remedies. If, however, symptoms persist for more than two weeks, it is advised to visit a doctor. Dr. Cohen can perform an evaluation of your nasal congestion in Los Angeles to determine if it may be something more serious, such as a deviated septum, turbinate enlargement, or nasal infection. Depending on your condition, he can provide a number of surgical and non-surgical options including septoplasty, minimally invasive image-guided sinus surgery, or balloon sinuplasty to relieve you of your sinus obstruction.
A stuffy nose may be a precursor of an emerging cold, but if it persists for a few weeks, it may be indicative of something more serious. Dr. Alen Cohen at the Southern California Sinus Institute is a specialist in nasal congestion in Los Angeles and will properly review your health history and CT scans to determine a comprehensive treatment plan and address your concerns. Southern California Sinus Institute provides both surgical and non-surgical procedure options to treat your stubborn nasal congestion.