“Why didn’t I do this years ago?” is a common statement our patients make after their sinus and congestion problems are resolved.
Many people simply live with their nasal blockages because they think it’s a reoccurring cold or they can ‘just tough it out’ until it goes away. It’s true, some people do have the occasional cold which will go away in a few days. However, there are others who have become so used to not breathing well, snoring at night, or always blowing their nose that they think it’s normal to feel abnormal. This isn’t the case!
If your nasal congestion doesn’t go away within a few days (and stay away for months) we recommend you come in for an evaluation. Your congestion could stem from an allergic reaction which produces secondary infection in your sinuses. Or maybe your nasal airflow is restricted for another reason like a deviated septum. All of these problems cause prolonged irritability for you and those around you.
If you feel your congestion has lasted longer than a normal cold, strongly consider coming in to see one of the physicians at South Valley Ear Nose & Throat today.