Post Nasal Drip
Patients suffering from allergy or allergic rhinitis often complain of a post nasal drip. This can contribute to symptoms such as nasal congestion, increased throat clearing, and excessive phlegm. Despite treatment with medications such as nasal sprays, antihistamines, immunotherapy – patients often do not achieve relief.
In-Office procedures are available to treat Post Nasal Drip in the form of inferior turbinate reduction. The mucous that contributes to post nasal drip is secreted by the inferior turbinates in their goal of providing humidification to nasal airflow. Patients with an allergic history have an increased tendency to secrete such mucous, creating a sensation we know as post nasal drip.
Inferior turbinate reduction can reduce the amount of post nasal drip by effectively decreasing the size of the inferior turbinates –decreasing the volume of post nasal drip produced.
Chronic or recurrent nasal congestion can create significant impairment with nasal breathing, resulting in decreased quality of life and often times mild forms of sleep apnea. Most patients we see have tried multiple medications including antihistamines, nasal sprays, immunotherapy, and still have not achieved relief of their nasal congestion. The culprit is often time a large inferior turbinate – causing blockage of nasal airflow.
In-Office procedures are available to provide effective relief. Inferior turbinate reduction can effectively decrease the size of the inferior turbinate – promoting improved nasal airflow and breathing.