Sinus problems can easily ruin a great day and they are only going to get worse with fall just around the corner. Not only do sinus problems make you feel miserable, it also means you are missing out on time with family and friends.

Which sinus treatment is best for your situation?

When it comes to sinus problems there are a few conditions that can make proper drainage difficult, such as a devised septum or a nasal polyp. To create an effective treatment plan, a nasal endoscopy may be the first step.

If you have chronic sinus problems, drainage, headaches, facial pain, a nasal endoscopy can accurately diagnose and offer relief from sinus trouble.

What is a nasal endoscopy?

A nasal endoscopy is a relatively simple procedure conducted in the office. A very small, narrow tube, called an endoscope, equipped with a tiny camera and fiberoptic to light the region. The images from the camera are magnified and projected on a screen.

This allows the doctor to completely examine the nasal and sinus area. Assessing the turbinates, nasal septum, nasopharynx, and posterior nasal cavity, where the sinuses drain into the nose.

Don’t worry, a numbing medication and decongestant are applied to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

Do I need to prepare for my nasal endoscopy?

The doctors at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat will provide you with specific instructions and information to assist you through the process. Typically, there aren’t any special preparations. Though it is important to let us know if you are taking any blood thinning medications.

While the nasal endoscopy procedure just takes a couple of minutes, the numbing medication, which can also affect your throat and roof of your mouth, wears off within an hour.

A nasal endoscopy is your first step towards relief from chronic sinus problems. It will help diagnose nasal polyps, deviated septum, cause for nasal blockage, nasal tumors and masses.

Contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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