The nose provides our sense of smell. It serves as a major part of the respiratory system that helps the body breathe as well as filter dust, germs and irritants from the air. It also warms and moistens the air to keep the lungs and tubes in the respiratory system from drying out.
The most common condition related to the nose is nasal congestion, which can be caused by colds, flu, allergies or environmental factors. The nose can also be affected by a deviated septum, nasal polyps, nosebleeds, rhinitis, sinus infections and nasal fractures. Treatment for conditions of the nose will depend on the cause.
To determine the appropriate treatment plan for your nasal condition, your otolaryngologist will need to evaluate and diagnose your symptoms. Contact our office at 337-266-9820 to schedule an appointment.