Treating Conditions of the Nose & Sinuses
The physicians at Robb Family ENT are experienced in treating a broad spectrum of nose and sinus conditions that can significantly affect your health and well-being.
One of the most common health conditions, sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissues lining the sinus cavities and nose. Causes include infections (viral or bacterial) and allergies. Symptoms may mimic a cold or allergies, but are generally more severe. Treatments range from medications for acute sinusitis (e.g., antibiotics, decongestants, antihistamines, nasal sprays or nasal lavage), to surgery, such as balloon sinuplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery, for chronic cases.
A nasal obstruction can make it difficult to breathe through your nose, as nature intended. Two typical causes are inferior turbinate hypertrophy (swollen lining inside the nose) and deviated septum (displacement of the bone and cartilage dividing the nasal cavities). Treatment consists of medications or surgical procedures such as turbinate resection and septoplasty. These are simple, straightforward procedures that will get you back to breathing normally in no time!
Teardrop-shaped growths in the nose or sinuses are called nasal polyps. Usually noncancerous, these polyps may cause no symptoms if they are small. Larger polyps can block normal drainage from the sinuses and obstruct normal breathing. They may also result in infections. We treat nasal polyps with medications or surgery, depending on the situation.
One out of seven people in the U.S. will experience a nosebleed at some point in their lives. For most individuals, nosebleeds are not serious and typically result from dryness of the nasal membranes. Preventive measures include the use of a saline nasal spray, lubricant, or humidifier. Frequent or severe nosebleeds require medical attention, starting with a thorough examination.