Nasal Congestion

Nasal Congestion offered in Tampa and Brandon, FL

Nasal Congestion

If persistent nasal congestion disrupts your sleep or daily activities, find treatment solutions at Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates. Our experienced medical team takes an evidence-based approach to identifying and treating the root cause of nasal congestion. We specialize in individual care plans to address infections, allergies, and other common causes of nasal congestion so that you can breathe freely. Call the office closest to you in Carrollwood, South Tampa, or Brandon, Florida, today to schedule a nasal congestion consultation or book an appointment online. 

Nasal Congestion Q&A

What causes nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion is a stuffy nose that makes breathing difficult. Acute congestion lasting for a few days or weeks can result from mucus buildup in the sinuses. This buildup can be caused by a cold or sinus irritation from smoke, chemicals, and other environmental substances.

If you have chronic nasal congestion, it could be due to conditions like:

  • Allergies
  • Hay fever
  • Nasal polyps
  • Sinus infections
  • Chronic sinusitis (ongoing sinus inflammation)

In some cases, the misalignment of cartilage in the nasal passages (deviated septum) can contribute to persistent nasal congestion.

At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, we provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and customized treatment plans for adults and children to address the root causes of nasal congestion.

When should I seek medical care for nasal congestion?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates if you have nasal congestion that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medication and nasal sprays.

The providers check the inside of your nose during an exam to identify inflammation, infection, and other causes of nasal congestion. They can also use specialized instruments to evaluate your sinus cavities, the air-filled spaces behind your eyes.

Based on the root cause of your acute or chronic nasal congestion, the team creates a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and prevent them from returning.

How is nasal congestion treated?

Initially, your Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates provider will try rinsing your nasal passages and sinus cavity with a saline solution to remove excess mucus.

You might also need antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions or steroids to calm inflammation. If you have a sinus infection, the team can prescribe antibiotics to clear it. Over-the-counter saline nasal sprays can keep your sinuses moisturized.

If nasal polyps (noncancerous growths) affect the airflow into your sinuses, you might need surgery to remove them. Surgery is also a standard treatment for a deviated septum.

The team will probably keep you on allergy or decongestant medication longer to prevent additional nasal congestion problems. They’ll continue to monitor the success of your treatment during routine follow-up visits.

Call the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates office near you today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for nasal congestion, or book an appointment online.