Frequent congestion can be frustrating, and can get in the way of the activities you enjoy. Mucus/fluid buildup and sinus pain can lead to annoyance and discomfort. While over-the-counter treatments can offer some relief, more chronic congestion can benefit from an evaluation by a specialist. 

Congestion Treatment Methods

Patients who have congestion lasting over ten days or those whose congestion is not responding to other types of medication or treatment should visit an ENT provider. At SFENTA, we offer other forms of treatment to help clear up congestion. This includes:

Allergy Treatments

Environmental allergies may cause congestion. They are often caused by factors such as pollen, pet dander, or dust. SFENTA provides allergy testing to see if allergies may be the cause of your congestion. We also offer allergy drops and shots for lasting relief. 

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Sinus Treatments

Sinus conditions such as recurring infections can cause long-lasting congestion. Our specialists offer balloon sinuplasty to help flush the sinuses and remove nasal blockages. We also offer sinus surgery to correct chronic sinusitis and ease your symptoms. 

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Why Does Congestion Occur?

Nasal congestion is caused by an irritation or inflammation of the nasal tissues, which is often an infection. Some of the most common infections that cause congestion include common cold, flu, sinusitis, or allergies.

In some cases, congestion clears up within a few days or once the infection has healed. There are some cases where congestion lasts longer and requires a medical evaluation.

While congestion does not pose any danger on its own, it’s usually a sign of another condition that should be determined. 

Symptoms of Congestion

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sinus pain or pressure
  • Swollen nasal tissue
  • Mucus buildup

Your Treatment with SFENTA

SFENTA’s team of ENT specialists has been helping patients across South Florida find lasting relief from their ENT conditions for over 30 years. Our office has made it our mission to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

We offer personalized care and treatment that is designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Continuity of Care

Our goal is to provide comprehensive care that tackles all of your symptoms and achieves lasting relief.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With over 50 ENT providers and 40 allied professionals, we’ve ensured we’re prepared to help address any ENT concern or diagnosis.

The Security of a Community Staple

After helping patients in the South Florida community for over 30 years, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.

Congestion FAQs

Who can congestion affect?

Because another illness often causes congestion, it can affect patients of all ages and backgrounds. Those who are prone to allergies will often experience congestion, as well as those with chronic sinus conditions. Children can often experience colds, which make them more susceptible to congestion.

At what point should I see a medical professional for congestion?

If you’re experiencing congestion that lasts longer than ten days, have a high fever, or have a green nasal discharge, you should see a doctor.

Is there any way to prevent congestion?

If you’re experiencing an illness that is often accompanied by congestion, it’s hard to prevent. There are treatment methods that do make congestion more manageable.

Do at-home treatments work well for congestion?

Yes, some at-home or over-the-counter treatments such as nasal sprays, humidifiers, antihistamines, and decongestants can help. If you have any questions or are looking for solutions for congestion, you can contact our office.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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