Desperately Seeking Stuffy Nose and Sinus Pressure Relief?
Don’t you find it frustrating when things the rest of humanity seems to enjoy—like the smell of a freshly mown lawn, driving with the windows rolled down, or playing with pets—are things that can give you a sinus migraine, or at least a constant runny nose? If you’ve ever been misunderstood for turning down too many picnic invitations because of allergies or other chronic sinus diseases, there is hope!
Is it a Cold, Allergic Rhinitis, or Sinus Polyps?
A constantly stopped up nose and sinus congestion can also be caused by sinus polyps. These painless, soft, benign, grape-like growths hang on the lining of your sinuses or nasal passages and stem from chronic inflammatory responses like allergies, infections, and certain pharmaceuticals. Nose polyp symptoms mimic chronic allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Yet even the best nasal decongestant at the drugstore won’t restore easy breathing if nasal polyps are the culprit, and without proper treatment, sinus polyps can cause further complications. In some cases, sinus polyp surgery may be necessary. If your allergy medications or decongestants are not solving the problem, it’s important to schedule an appointment with ENT Specialists of Alaska for a closer look at what is causing your nasal congestion.