Nasal & Sinus Treatments
At Austin ENT & Allergy, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care and effective treatments for a variety of nasal and sinus conditions. Our experienced team of ENT physicians conducts thorough office exams to diagnose and address your specific concerns. We offer a range of treatments to improve your health and alleviate symptoms related to the following conditions:
Sinusitis refers to the inflammation of the sinuses, often caused by infection or allergies. This condition is among the most reported chronic conditions in the United States, and is most often caused by allergies, nasal polyps, a deviated septum, trauma to the face, hay fever, complications from immune system disorders, or tumors.
Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may include:
- nasal congestion and discharge
- postnasal drip
- sore throat
- facial pressure and swelling
- loss of smell and taste
When the pain and inflammation of your sinuses continues for 12 weeks or longer, it’s considered chronic and worthwhile to meet with an ENT specialist to identify the cause and course of treatment. Our goal is to relieve sinusitis symptoms and promote healing through personalized treatment plans that may include medication, nasal rinses, or surgical options.
Nasal obstructions can significantly hinder the smooth flow of air in and out of the nasal cavity, causing discomfort and breathing difficulties. These obstructions can arise from various factors, including temporary conditions like colds, allergies, or sinus infections, as well as persistent conditions that may require surgical intervention, such as polyps, deviated septum, or swollen nasal tissues.
At our clinic, our dedicated team specializes in evaluating the root cause of nasal obstructions and providing tailored treatment options to alleviate symptoms. These options may include nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, or surgical interventions when necessary. By addressing nasal obstructions promptly and effectively, we aim to restore optimal airflow and improve your overall nasal health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the benefits of personalized care.
When a person experiences an excess amount of mucus or thicker than usual mucus, it can be noticeable as it runs down the back of the nose to the throat; this condition is known as post-nasal drip. Post-nasal drip can cause discomfort, persistent coughing, and throat irritation. Colds, flu, allergies, sinus infections, cold temperatures, bright lights, certain foods, hormonal changes (including pregnancy), fumes from chemicals or perfumes, certain types of medications, and structural abnormalities such as a deviated septum can all be causes of an excess of mucus. Through targeted therapies, we aim to reduce post-nasal drip and alleviate associated symptoms, potentially including nasal irrigations, medications, or allergy management.
Chronic or recurrent nosebleeds can be concerning. Nosebleeds are common, especially in children, and are typically considered minor conditions that can be remedied with home treatments. However, chronic or recurrent nosebleeds – those that occur frequently or are unable to be stopped at home – may be indicative of other medical conditions. When nosebleeds are this frequent and interfere with your daily life, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your ENT physician to learn about possible causes and treatment options.
Loss of sense of smell (Anosmia)
Impairments in your sense of smell can significantly impact your quality of life. Anosmia typically occurs when the sinuses become swollen and inflamed. The most common causes include:
- Colds and flu
- Nasal obstructions
There are many other possible causes of anosmia including Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumor, aneurysm, COVID-19, diabetes, drug use, chemical exposure, malnutrition, hormonal imbalances, medications, Parkinson’s disease, rhinoplasty, radiation therapy, and aging, among others.
Treatment of anosmia varies greatly depending on the underlying cause. Your ENT specialist will determine if a medical treatment is appropriate, or if lifestyle or other therapeutic remedies may be helpful.
Schedule a consultation to address your nasal and sinus symptoms
By addressing a wide range of nasal and sinus conditions, including sinusitis, nasal obstruction, and nasal polyps, our dedicated team strives to improve your overall well-being and enhance your quality of life. Our treatments are tailored to your specific needs and delivered with care by our experienced medical professionals.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin your journey towards better nasal and sinus health.