Nasal Obstruction in Flagstaff, AZ

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What Is Nasal Obstruction?

Nasal obstruction is a common problem that occurs when the nasal tissue becomes swollen, narrowing the nasal cavity and blocking proper airflow. Most of the airflow to the lungs is delivered through the nose so even a minor nasal obstruction can significantly affect breathing. Obstructed nasal passages can cause a number of issues, including:

  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Runny nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Facial pain and pressure
  • Headaches
  • Decreased smell
  • Difficulty sleeping

Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers minimally invasive treatments to expand the sinuses and help patients breathe easier. Schedule an appointment at our Flagstaff, AZ practice to get rid of your stuffy nose.

How Is Nasal Obstruction Treated?

The exact treatment needed for your nasal obstruction will be dependent on the root cause of the condition. After your diagnosis, our team will curate a customized treatment plan that best fits your unique needs. The best way to clear congestion depends primarily on what's causing it. Some remedies may include taking antibiotics if the cause is a bacterial infection, corticosteroid nasal sprays, and mucus-thinning medications. Sometimes, patients may choose to undergo an in-office nasal procedure, such as a minor surgical treatment of the nasal valve or balloon septoplasty to correct a deviated septum. Nasal obstruction removal through surgery increases airflow through the nose. We also offer another option with LATERA®, an absorbable nasal implant that fits inside the lateral wall of the nose, reducing nasal obstruction issues and helping you breathe better.

Prevention may be the key to clearing congestion so you might want to try these methods at home:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Try a nasal rinse
  • Apply a cold compress
  • Take warm showers
  • Keep the head elevated while sleeping
  • Eat probiotic-rich foods, such as yogurt or kimchi
  • Take supplements that boost immunity, including zinc sulfate, echinacea, or Vitamin C

Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery turns to Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson MedTech for innovative surgical technologies, instruments, and products to help treat some of the most challenging ear, nose, and throat conditions. Our practitioners utilize TruDi® Navigation-First ENT technology by Acclarent®, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. Powered by artificial intelligence, TruDi Navigation uses advanced software-guided navigation to provide real-time 3D guidance, anatomical mapping, and other surgical insights to help ENT surgeons as they perform a variety of ENT treatments.

I am very pleased to be a patient in Dr. Fratianni’s practice. My chronic ear/nasal issues were negatively affecting my quality of life and I needed expert advice. Dr. Fratianni took the time to advise me on my test results. She incorporated my results into a comprehensive medical plan, one that supports better health and wellness. Dr. Fratianni has given me the confidence to become my own advocate/ partner in my health care — for this I am thankful. Now, my quality of life has improved and I can enjoy my active lifestyle again. Thank you Crystal Canyon ENT

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Went for hearing loss,1 ear. CCENT  made an appintment for next day, took me on time, measured hearing in a sound-proof room, cleaned my ears, found an infection in the ear & nose, wrote a prescription & protocol, all in 30min, no rush, just no wasted time. Hearing’s now better than ever. Thanks!

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I started my journey with Crystal Canyon in 2022. Tey are very informative and surgery was scheduled quickly. Well the day came for surgery and found out I had COVID. Surgery was cancelled. I got rescheduled for May of 2023, (this was due to my schedule not Crystal Canyons). When surgery came it went very well, I could not be happier. The results and outcome are life changing. Communication with the office is good. Doctor is attentive and takes time to explain things when you have questions. I definitely recommend and have recommended Crystal Canyon to other friends.

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A truly great practice! Everyone there is super knowledgeable and seems to genuinely care about everyone they interact with - both in person and over the phone. I have had surgery through this clinic and have always had exceptional care.

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Doctors are very knowledgeable. Great staff. Dr Fratianni is great.

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Breathing Becomes Easier

If you experience a nasal obstruction that affects your everyday life, it may be time to seek treatment. Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers safe treatment options to control symptoms so you can breathe comfortably again. Learn more about how we can open your nasal airways again by scheduling an appointment at our Flagstaff, AZ office today.

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