If sinusitis (inflammation of a nasal sinus) is the cause, initial treatment may include antibiotics, steroids and irrigation. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended for heavily blocked sinuses.
This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure uses a catheter to insert and inflate a tiny balloon, opening blocked paths so sinuses can drain properly.
This nasal surgery is most often used to straighten a deviated septum, which causes nasal passages to become crooked and restrict breathing. It can dramatically improve breathing, and usually takes just an hour to perform.