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By Richard Nass, M.D.
November 07, 2017
Category: ENT Care

Dr. Richard Nass of Manhattan discusses nasal breathing problems.
 
You may have nasal breathing problems for many reasons. Your nose and breathing passages may be obstructed from a cold or acute nasal breathing problemssinusitis. You could also have blocked sinuses, nasal inflammation, or facial pain and pressure. If you’ve also got watery eyes, runny nose, sinus pressure, congestion, or a cough, then allergies might be the cause of your symptoms. Dr. Richard Nass can determine which type of problem you have and what is the best treatment for you.
 
But while some nasal issues are only acute (short-term), others can be chronic (long-term).
 
Long-term nasal blockage may be caused by nasal polyps, nasal septal deviation, chronic nasal congestion, weakness of the side walls of the nose, and, infrequently by tumors. 
 
When you visit the offices of Dr. Richard Nass in Manhattan to learn about your nasal breathing problems, he will perform a routine physical exam and discuss your medical history so he can determine which types of tests will provide the most information about your situation.
 
Nasal breathing problems can be a chronic condition – a response to irritants such as tobacco smoke, certain medications, and some hormonal conditions.  In order for Dr. Richard Nass to determine the cause of your congestion and design the right treatment for you, a sinus CT scan may be necessary so he can get an in-depth picture of your sinuses and the surrounding structures and tissue.
 
If Dr. Richard Nass suspects you have an allergy, he will take a simple blood test to find the answer. If it is an allergy Dr. Richard Nass will prescribe allergy medications such as nasal steroid sprays, anti-histamines, decongestants, or other medications. Occasionally allergy shots will be needed. Dr. Richard Nass will also tell you about certain lifestyle changes to help reduce your exposure to allergens.
 
If Dr. Richard Nass thinks your nasal breathing problems are caused by a structural defect, he may suggest surgery to correct the problem. And if that’s the case, Dr. Richard Nass will discuss the surgical options that are best for you and your condition.
 
Whatever the cause of your nasal breathing problems, treatment is available from Dr. Richard Nass in Manhattan. Get back to breathing normally. Call Dr. Richard Nass about your nasal breathing problems today. To schedule an appointment in Manhattan call (212) 734-4515.