Nasal Breathing

Once a proper diagnosis has been made, the treatment plan can be tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. Depending on the underlying cause of the nasal congestion, treatment options may include medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of both. For example, if the cause is related to allergies, the patient may be prescribed antihistamines, decongestants, or nasal corticosteroids. If the congestion is due to a deviated septum, the patient may require surgical intervention, such as septoplasty, to straighten the nasal septum and improve airflow. In some cases, nasal polyps may be the cause of congestion, and endoscopic sinus surgery may be necessary to remove them. Non-surgical treatments such as balloon sinuplasty, radiofrequency turbinate reduction, and nasal valve repair may also be utilized depending on the underlying cause. It is important for patients to work closely with their healthcare provider to determine the most effective treatment plan for their individual situation.

The possible treatments that may be discussed include:

Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction

This short clinic procedure reduces the size of tissue in the nose which can swell and cause blockage.


This surgery corrects bent or displaced cartilage in the nose.

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Identification and elimination of allergic triggers causing congestion.


Nasal Valve Implant

Insertion of an implant to strengthen the nasal valve & prevent collapse during inspiration.