Conditions like sinus infections and nasal disorders plague lot of people, many of whom suffer from chronic (ongoing) nasal conditions. The ear, nose, and throat (ENT) experts at University of Miami Health are here to help you breathe easier with comprehensive treatment for a range of nasal disorders, including:
- Deviated septum (when the wall between the nostrils is crooked)
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Nasal polyps (growths in the nose)
- Nasal or sinus tumors
- Problems with smell and taste
Your ENT specialist may order an allergy skin test to help determine the allergen that is causing your symptoms. If the results of the skin test are inconclusive or if more information is needed, you may undergo a blood test.
Your doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination, and collect a health history to thoroughly understand your nasal disorder.
If your ENT doctor cannot make a diagnosis with the above tests, he or she may order a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of your head, including your sinuses, to check for structural abnormalities, such as a tumor, abscess, or fracture.
There are both over-the-counter and prescription medications available to help ease the symptoms of allergies. These include steroids, antihistamines, and anti-inflammatory medications.
Your ENT doctor may recommend that you regularly use a nasal spray to help clear out your nasal passage.
If possible, you should try to avoid the allergen that triggers your body’s immune system to react and cause the allergy symptoms.
Why Choose UHealth?
Ranked No. 28 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the team’s dedication to excellence in research patient care and outcomes. Surgeons, audiologists, biomedical engineers, speech pathologists, researchers, and psychologists collaborate with many research programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to deliver the best possible multidisciplinary care to pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat patients.
World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities , our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.
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