A stuffy nose can be frustrating, especially at work or when performing childcare duties. Congestion can cause headaches, discomfort, and a buildup of mucus in the nose. In the short term, medications and home remedies can offer relief, but over time, your congestion may require medical evaluation. Our team of trained, experienced providers at The Barranco Clinic is eager to offer you personalized solutions to improve your breathing and mitigate your symptoms.

Congestion Treatment Options

For congestion that lasts longer than a week, it may be prudent to receive a medical evaluation. Our team of ENT specialists can get to the root of your problems and offer treatment methods that are more in-depth than over-the-counter quick fixes. Our state-of-the-art treatment options include:

Allergy Treatments

Allergies are a common cause of chronic congestion. By delving into the source of your allergies, we can help treat congestion at its core. We provide Asena Drops that can be customized to your unique needs, as well as allergy shots that can help you to develop a tolerance to allergens in your environment.

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Sinus Treatments

Surgical procedures may be the best option for addressing your symptoms. Our team of experienced ENT doctors can perform balloon sinuplasty, which treats congestion due to chronic sinusitis.  

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What is Congestion?

Nasal congestion is triggered whenever the nasal tissue is irritated or inflamed. This happens most commonly during a cold or when allergies or sinusitis are present. While most congestion typically disappears within a few days, longer-term nasal blockage should be treated professionally. There are no critical health risks associated with congestion, but most patients do not want to live with chronic discomfort or breathing issues.

Symptoms of Congestion

  • Stuffy, runny nose
  • Pain in the nose and face
  • Sinus discomfort
  • Nasal swelling
  • Buildup of mucus

Who is Affected by Congestion?

Congestion is a very common condition affecting both children and adults. Most often, it occurs when the patient has the flu, a cold, allergies, or sinusitis.

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides state-of-the-art ENT services to patients in and around Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. Our individualized treatments can help get to the bottom of your breathing issues and restore your enjoyment of everyday living. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We provide personalized attention from start to finish, getting to know our patients’ wishes, concerns, and hopes for improvement. Clients feel The Barranco Clinic is like a second home where they always know they will be addressed with straightforwardness and transparency.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of vetted, skilled doctors and surgeons provide the specialized care you need to experience lasting improvements for your ENT-related concerns. In our collaborative and cooperative practice environment, you benefit from the wealth of knowledge shared between our providers.

Continuity of Care

We want our patients to experience relief in both the short and long term, so we extend our care beyond your appointment to make sure you are continuing to thrive down the line.

Community Investment

We value our commitment to the community and provide life-changing services to those in need. Whether we are organizing fundraisers, donating necessary goods and services, or arranging ways for people to socialize and have fun, our team is devoted to making the world a better place.

FAQ

Can I use over-the-counter treatments for congestion?

Short-term solutions for congestion include medications, nasal sprays, antihistamines, and at-home remedies. These can all be effective, but if your congestion is chronic, it is advisable to see a professional.

When should I see a doctor for congestion?

Any congestion lasting longer than a week or two should be considered chronic and may require medical intervention. If you have a high fever, significant pain, or are experiencing green discharge from your nose, you should immediately see a doctor.

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