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Nasal Conditions


sneezingThe Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists at Torrance Memorial Physician Network provide expert treatment for adults and children with conditions that affect the nasal passages. If you or your child is experiencing a nasal disorder or problem, our specialists will use the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to provide comprehensive nasal care.

What are Nasal Passages?

Your nasal passages allow air to flow through your nose. They are lined with a thin layer of mucus that that traps particles you may inhale through your nose and contain olfactory membranes that enable you to smell.

Nasal problems occur when your nasal passages become swollen or blocked, which can prevent proper airflow and mucus drainage. Problems with your nasal passages may cause symptoms, including:

  • A runny or stuffy nose that lasts more than a week
  • Difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste
  • Cough
  • Bad breath
  • Snoring
  • Post-nasal drip

Our specialists treat a full range of common and complex nasal disorders, including:

  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Enlarged turbinates
  • Foreign bodies
  • Nasal polyps

Treatment, Therapies and Services

When problems occur with your nasal passages, our otolaryngology specialists can help. During your first visit, our ENT specialists will review your medical history and symptoms, as well as perform a complete examination of your nasal passages. If necessary, your specialist may perform tests to diagnose the cause of your nasal problem.

Our board-certified ENT specialists will develop a customized treatment plan to address the cause of your nasal problem and relieve your symptoms. We provide a range of nasal treatments, therapies and services, including:

  • Adenoid removal
  • Antihistamines
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Nasal corticosteroid sprays
  • Nasal decongestant sprays
  • Nasal saline washes
  • Nasal valve surgery
  • Oral decongestant medications
  • Oral corticosteroid medications
  • Removal of nasal polyps
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate reduction

Our specialists can refer the following treatment to a plastic surgeon specialist:

  • Rhinoplasty