Frequent Runny/Stuffy Nose
Many people consider a frequent runny/stuffy nose as nothing more than a minor ailment. It is only when other symptoms begin to appear, including difficulty breathing, that treatment is pursued. Then, the patient discovers he or she has been suffering from a condition such as chronic sinusitis which has become more severe due to damaged lining in the nasal cavities or sinuses. If you are experiencing symptoms that include pressure and pain in the face, sinus headaches or unexplained halitosis in conjunction with a runny/stuffy nose, it is recommended that you consult with Dr. Greg Levitin today.
When your nose is constantly running or blocked by mucus, there is an increased risk of sinusitis infections. Frequent bouts of infection can cause symptoms to become more severe in nature. This can result in sleep deprivation at night and feeling fatigued during the day. If you have been prescribed medications which are ineffective or you suffer from a runny/stuffy nose more than three times a year, there are treatments available from Dr. Greg Levitin.
After a comprehensive examination and consultation at one of our New York offices, we can begin your treatment right away. The time it takes to recover will depend on diagnosis and the treatment options you choose. In many cases, patients are able to get back to normal within a few days of receiving treatment.
Balloon Sinuplasty vs Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Infections and congestion thrive in constricted nasal cavities. Often the answer is as simple as opening the sinuses in order to negate the effects of inflammation. This is achieved through the use of a procedure known as a balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Greg Levitin recommends this treatment option as it is non-invasive and has a fast turnaround time when it comes to recovery and positive prognosis for the majority of patients.
If a balloon sinuplasty will not provide you with the relief you need from a frequently runny or stuffy nose, he may suggest performing surgery to correct more complex chronic nasal problems. This treatment option typically involves endoscopic sinus surgery. Although, Dr. Levitin may recommend an alternative surgical intervention, depending on the results of your comprehensive examination. All treatments are geared toward ensuring that patients receive fast and effective relief through the use of safe procedures and techniques.
If you would like to take advantage of the expertise in diagnosing and treating chronic sinus conditions, contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Greg Levitin or a member of our team. It is our goal to ensure that you recover quickly from your treatment and are once again free to enjoy all the activities that you love.