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Treatment for Nasal Obstructions in Annapolis, MD

There are a variety of causes that can lead to a blockage within the nasal passages. While some of these causes may resolve on their own over time, others will require professional treatment in order to remove the obstruction. If the obstruction is not removed, patients can suffer from frustrating and irritating symptoms as they are forced to breathe through their mouth since airflow is restricted through the nose. If you are dealing with a nasal obstruction in the Severn River area, contact our office today!

Common Causes of a Nasal Obstruction

Standard colds and flus are likely to block the airways temporarily as they fill up with excess mucus. Infections of the nasal passages can also lead to swelling and difficulty breathing, but should clear up quickly after being treated with antibiotics.

If nasal cavities remain blocked for an extended period of time without the presence of additional cold or flu symptoms, it is likely that a more complex medical condition is to blame.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign masses of tissue that grow within the lining of the nose. When these growths become large enough, they begin to protrude into the nasal passageway and can restrict airflow through this area.

Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy

Although the name of this condition may sound incredibly intimidating and complex, it is really nothing more than bony structures that exist within the nose. These structures are called turbinates, and they are often quite sensitive to allergens or irritations that enter the nasal cavity. When irritated, the turbinates usually swell, which often makes breathing through the nose very difficult.

Deviated Septum

Another important structure within the nose is the septum, which is the piece of flexible cartilage that separates the two nostrils. If the septum is not in its proper place, it can cause an obstruction to one or both of the nasal passages.

Large Adenoids

The adenoids exist behind the nasal cavity, and may become enlarged due to an infection within the body. No matter what the cause, if the adenoids become large enough, they will begin to close off the airway between the nasal cavity and the throat, making breathing nearly impossible unless it is done through the mouth.

Presence of a Foreign Object

This particular cause is commonly seen in children and young adults who have manually inserted some kind of foreign body into their nose.

Choanal Atresia

Choanal atresia is a congenital condition, meaning that it is present at the time the person is born. This condition involves a narrowed or blocked nasal airway that is caused by excess tissue in the nasal cavity.

Treatment for Nasal Obstructions in Severna Park

If a patient’s nasal obstruction cannot be resolved using prescribed medications, the next option is to consider simple surgical procedures to remove the blockage. Dr. Kleiman utilizes a number of refined techniques to ensure that these surgeries are performed quickly, and will require minimal recovery.

To address the concerns of a nasal obstruction or other nasal condition with a specialist in the Severn River area, please contact Severn River ENT at (410) 544-9988 today to schedule a consultation!

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HEALTH ALERT:  COVID-19 (Novel 2019 Corona virus)

Attention:  Severn River ENT does not have the ability to test for COVID-19.  Please contact your primary care doctor, if you have concerns or questions about being tested.

1)  If you or your loved one is experiencing cough, shortness of breath, fever or other flu-like symptoms, and you already have a scheduled appointment with us, we are asking you to please call us instead of coming into the office. A medical professional will triage you over the phone, and determine the appropriate course of action.

2)  If you are over the age of 60 and/or have underlying medical conditions like diabetes or heart or lung disease, cancer, compromised immunity, we strongly encourage you to consider rescheduling your non-essential appointments for at least 10-12 weeks out.

3)  Please be assured that we are closely following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State of Maryland guidelines during this evolving COVID-19 crisis, and taking every precaution to protect the health of our patients and staff. 

4)Please go to the following websites for the latest updates:  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://living.aahs.org/news/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
https://www.umms.org/bwmc/patients-visitors/coronavirus

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and remember to wash your hands frequently, and limit your social contacts in these ensuing weeks, as much as possible, in order to slow the spread of the virus in our community.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you,
Dr. Kleiman and the medical team 
Severn River ENT

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