What causes nose turbinates to swell?
The turbinates are thin, bony plates inside your nose. Allergies or a lengthy cold can irritate them and cause them to swell, or enlarge. The swelling makes it hard for you to breathe. Another cause of the swelling is overuse of decongestant nasal sprays.
How do I get rid of turbinates?
If your turbinates are swollen, your doctor may prescribe medication (e.g., nasal corticosteroid and nasal antihistamine sprays) to reduce the swelling. If enlarged inferior turbinates are causing your nasal obstruction, surgery may be the recommended treatment.
What causes turbinates to grow?
Enlarged (Hypertrophied) Turbinates In some cases, the turbinates enlarge as a reaction to seasonal allergens. Sometimes, enlargement is caused by environmental irritants. Chronic sinusitis, which causes persistent inflammation in the nasal passages, may also trigger chronic swelling of the turbinates.
What are the symptoms of turbinates?
The most common symptoms of turbinate hypertrophy include:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Congestion in alternating sides of the nose.
- Nasal stuffiness.
- Nasal blockage.
- Nasal congestion while lying down.
- Noisy breathing or breathing through the mouth during sleep.
- Increased nasal drainage.
How do you get rid of nasal turbinate swelling naturally?
Use a vaporizer or humidifier to add moisture to your bedroom. Follow the directions for cleaning the machine. Use saline (saltwater) nasal washes to help keep your nasal passages open and wash out mucus and allergens. You can buy saline nose sprays at a grocery store or drugstore.
How do you treat enlarged turbinates at home?
How do you reduce nose turbinates?
Cauterization, coblation, and radiofrequency reduction In some cases, doctors recommend surgeries that shrink the turbinates without removing any underlying bone or tissue. To do this, a surgeon uses a special needle-like device that heats the turbinates using a heat source or energy waves.
How do you get rid of swollen turbinates naturally?
How do you reduce turbinates at home?
Can you reduce turbinates without surgery?
These are the non-surgical treatments we use: Nasal or oral steroid sprays. Nasal or oral antihistamines. Nasal saline sprays or high volume irrigations.