About 35 million people develop sinus infections (sinusitis) each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in the US. Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of ENTs. Other problems in the nasal area treated by ENTs include allergies, smell disorders, polyps, and nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum.

If you experience difficulty with allergies, smelling problems, structural problems or sinus problems, an ENT specialist can diagnose the condition and help find the right treatment plan for you.

Common Nose Problems

Common nose-related issues that ENT’s see include: sinus infections, congestion, and airway blockage. Symptoms of sinus infections are pain in your face, upper teeth or in your ear, and drainage that is obstructed or abnormal, or nasal congestion. Symptoms of congestion include feelings of pressure in your head, headaches, and dizziness. Airway blockage of the nose is not being able to breathe properly through the nose.

Reasons for these symptoms can range from allergies, to viral or bacterial infections to a deviated septum. Polyps may also be the culprit in airway blockage. A visit to an ENT will help pinpoint the source of the problem and inform the treatment.

Other Information

ARC Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) Brochure

Postoperative Instructions

Nasal and Septal Surgery