Nasal Congestion Specialist

ENT and Allergy Specialists -  - Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

ENT and Allergy Specialists

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, and East Norriton, PA

Eliminating the symptoms of nasal congestion enhances your quality of life by improving your breathing, reducing snoring issues and incidences of sinus infections, and even boosting sports endurance. ENT and Allergy Specialists offers new and minimally invasive techniques to improve your breathing and open your airways. Call one of the four offices in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, or East Norriton, Pennsylvania for an appointment or book online to learn how you can finally clear up nasal congestion.

Nasal Congestion Q & A

What is Considered Nasal Congestion?

Nasal congestion is just a stuffy nose. When the tissues and blood vessels of your nose swell up with too much fluid, it causes you to have slightly compromised breathing and possibly a runny nose.

What Causes Nasal Congestion?

You may suffer from nasal congestion due to the flu, a cold, stress, or hormonal changes. Causes that can be addressed by ENT and Allergy Specialists include:

 

When Should I See a Doctor About Nasal Congestion?

Cases of nasal congestion associated with a cold or stress usually resolve on their own within about 10 days. But, if the congestion persists beyond 10 days, seek a consultation with ENT and Allergy Specialists. Other cases in which you should seek treatment for congestion include:

  • A high fever
  • Yellowish or greenish discharge from the nose, especially if sinus pain accompanies it
  • Blood in your nasal discharge

 

What Treatments Can Relieve Nasal Congestion?

One simple solution for relieving nasal congestion is Breathe Right® Strips. These strips are flexible adhesive bands that work to open your nasal passages while you wear them. Research has shown that Breathe Right Strips can increase the internal cross-sectional area of your nose to make it easier for you to breathe.

However, if you have significant allergies, a deviated septum, or other nasal abnormalities, these strips may have limited effectiveness. In that case, treating the allergies or nasal obstruction is a better choice for improving nasal airway function.

How Does Clearing Up Nasal Congestion Help Sports Performance?

Exercise endurance during high-intensity sports such as cycling is dependent on both physiologic factors and the perception of fatigue.

Research has shown that keeping your head cool significantly decreases the perception of fatigue and allows you to exercise 51% longer before you start feeling fatigued. Not only could athletes exercise dramatically longer with head cooling, but their production of a stress hormone believed to be involved in feeling fatigue — prolactin — was nearly eliminated.

Studies found that you can achieve head cooling by increasing blood flow to the nose and improving nasal airflow, which is why it’s essential to address nasal congestion and keep your airways open.

With improvements in allergy treatments, such as sublingual immunotherapy or allergy drops, and the option of minimally invasive nasal surgery, ENT and Allergy Specialists can help you achieve a better nasal airway and resolve chronic congestion with little effort, downtime, or discomfort.

Call one of the offices for an appointment or book online to achieve a better nasal airway.

 

What we offer

Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Services