Nasal Problems Specialist

Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus

Garrison Morin, MD

Otolaryngology located in Winchester, VA

The delicate bones and tissues that comprise your nose and sinus cavities are vulnerable to a variety of problems ranging from bacterial infections to structural issues like a deviated septum. At Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus, board-certified Garrison Morin, MD, and his team diagnose and treat a wide range of nasal problems. Call the Winchester, Virginia, office or make an appointment online today.

Nasal Problems Q & A

What are the common nasal problems?

Your nose consists of bone and cartilage. While the upper part of your nose is primarily bone, the lower part of your nose includes two passages separated by your septum, a thin piece of cartilage.

Some of the most common nasal problems include:

  • Injuries such as fractures
  • Bacterial infections
  • Polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis

If you have congestion, facial pain, or abnormal nasal discharge, make an appointment for expert diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Morin at Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus.

What are the signs that I have a nasal problem?

Congestion and facial pain are common signs of a nasal problem. You may also have:

  • Thick, discolored mucus or nasal discharge
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Bloody nose
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Jaw pain
  • Toothache

The delicate structures of your face are very close together, and inflammation in one part of your face or neck can lead to radiating pain or symptoms in neighboring parts of your head.

How are nasal problems diagnosed?

Dr. Morin provides physical exams and testing at Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus to identify the nose problem causing your symptoms.

He may look inside your nose or sinuses using a particular device or order blood tests or nasal swabs to check for signs of bacterial or viral infections.

Depending on your symptoms, Dr. Morin may also order diagnostic imaging studies such as MRIs to look for abnormalities in your nasal cavities.

How are nasal problems treated?

Treatment depends on your specific nose problem. For example, Dr. Morin prescribes medication or offers balloon sinuplasty to address sinusitis. He can also surgically repair deviated septums or remove nasal polyps.

He may also recommend lifestyle modifications to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of recurring nose problems.

What if my nose problem is cosmetic?

At Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus, Dr. Morin offers non-surgical nose jobs, using Botox® and fillers to reshape your nose instead of surgery to remove excess bone or reshape the cartilage in your nose.

While instant rhinoplasty does provide immediate results, over time, the effects of Botox and fillers fade. Non-surgical nose jobs are a great way to find out if you’re ready to commit to a surgical nose job.

If you have a medical or cosmetic nasal problem, call Integrative Ear Nose Throat Sinus or make an appointment online today.