Nasal obstruction or congestion has various causes, including:
Treatment of nasal congestion typically begins with medical therapy. It includes conservative treatments such as avoiding known allergens and using nasal saline irrigations. Common medications are also used, including:
An anatomic blockage does not necessarily require surgery. However, it can be a helpful option if other therapies prove unsuccessful.
Surgical treatments for nasal congestion can be performed in the office or in the operating room. Office treatments for nasal obstruction include radiofrequency turbinate ablation. Operating room treatments include: