The causes of nasal obstruction and treatments to resolve


woman sitting on a grey couch using nasal spray for her runny nose

woman sitting on a grey couch using nasal spray for her runny nose

At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, we work directly with patients of all ages who are dealing with conditions impacting the ears, nose, and throat. One common issues see in our practice is that of nasal obstruction. Our doctors describe nasal obstruction as a condition that is caused by a blockage of sorts, typically caused by congestion. It can make it difficult for patients to breathe through their nose and impact their day-to-day lives. Instead of going through life with continued problems, we encourage patients to book a consultation visit with our team to determine the cause of nasal obstruction and the methods available to treat it.

What causes nasal obstruction?

There are many reasons why a patient might experience nasal obstruction. Nasal obstruction may be caused by:

  • Turbinate enlargement
  • Deviated septum
  • Allergies and sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Concha Bullosa
  • External nasal valve collapse
  • Adenoid hypertrophy

How is nasal obstruction diagnosed?

The first and most important step in determining the cause of nasal obstruction is a thorough evaluation. This may include a physical evaluation of the ears, nose, and throat, as well as imaging options such as MRI’s and CT scans to get an idea of where the problems are occurring and how severe the issues are. Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment options can be discussed with the patient.

What treatments are available for patients at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas?

Our team always works with individuals to determine the most conservative form of treatment first before moving to more invasive treatments. Some of the more common types of treatments include nonsurgical options, including:

  • Prescription medications
  • Nasal sprays
  • Topical or oral steroids
  • Topical antihistamine sprays

In  worst case scenario, certain surgical interventions may be needed, but these are often more of a “last resort” treatment.

Learn more about nasal obstruction with the team at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas

If you live in or near the communities of Celina, Allen, Plano, and McKinney, TX, we encourage you to take time to discuss your needs with our professionals. Our primary number is (972) 984-1050 and can be used to request an appointment at any of our four practice locations throughout Texas.

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