As a team with over 50 years’ experience treating nasal and sinus allergy issues, we’ve seen and treated almost every allergy. Patients seek us out because they are looking for a doctor who can help them determine the most effective course of action for their needs—and every individual is different.
If you’re experiencing seasonal allergies, difficulty breathing or any other sinus or nasal issue, an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists can help determine the most appropriate course of action.
Our nose and sinus allergy services include treatments for:
Testing, Treatments & Allergy Shots in Willow Grove
Allergy testing is important for both adults and children, as allergies can develop at any point in our lives. For young ones, we know that allergies can be genetic, so testing is essential to determine which factors in the environment affect your child. We can also help with environmental and avoidance allergy control measures.
Many adults don’t realize that the majority of ear, nose and throat problems are allergy related, so the right allergy treatment is crucial to relief. At Dr. Goldberg’s office, your treatment options include allergy shots and drops, medications and minimally invasive nasal procedures like nasal laser treatments. We also offer balloon sinuplasty, an advanced nasal and sinus procedure that can typically be done in the office under local anesthesia. Patients come and go the same morning and often can resume regular activity the day after treatment.
Nose Injury & Nasal Fracture
Injuries to the nose hurt—a lot—and they often result in bruising, swelling or fractured bones. There’s a good chance that a heavy blow to nose will also cause some structural problems internally (like a hematoma forming on the septum) that can make breathing difficult. If you suspect your nose is broken or badly bruised, it’s important to have it examined and treated as soon as possible to correct any structural changes to the nose and prevent breathing difficulties.
Sinusitis is a bacterial infection in the sinus cavities that causes the sinuses to become inflamed and results in cold- or allergy-like symptoms. The main difference between sinusitis and a bad cold or allergy is the length of symptoms, which can last over 10-15 days with sinusitis. It is usually treated with antibiotics, so if you’re experiencing symptoms for longer than usual, call to make an appointment with our office.
Even though the sinuses are not fully developed until after our teenage years, children can still get sinusitis. If you notice long-lasting cold symptoms in your child, post-nasal drip, swelling around the eyes and/or nasal drainage, there’s a good chance it’s sinusitis. Our otolaryngologists can determine the cause of the symptoms and decide on the best treatment. If you or your child experiences frequent sinus infections, there may be an underlying cause, such as allergies, a deviated septum or upper respiratory infections. Let one of our doctors know if you experience these symptoms regularly.
The septum is the cartilage wall separating the right and left sides of the nose. A septum is considered “deviated” when it is not in the center of the nose, but rather shifted to the right or left. It is a common condition, and doesn’t always result in symptoms but can cause problems if severe. Our skilled doctors can help relieve any discomfort caused by a deviated septum with a septoplasty, which can relieve symptoms like:
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Chronic sinusitis
- Nasal congestion or blockage
- Facial or sinus pain
Many people suffer from frequent runny noses and nasal congestion. It’s a hassle to be constantly reaching for tissues and blowing your nose without any kind of long term relief. What many of these people may not know is that they actually have a condition called chronic rhinitis. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the tissue inside the nose that causes running, itching, congestion and sneezing—chronic rhinitis is when symptoms last for more than 12 weeks.
The good news is that long term relief from runny, stuffy nose is possible. At Dr. Goldberg’s office, we offer ClariFix as an option for treatment for chronic rhinitis. ClariFix is a cryotherapy treatment that addresses the root of the rhinitis—the inflamed tissue. Even patients who have not seen success with sprays, pills or drops are likely to find relief with ClariFix due to this unique approach.
ClariFix is an non-invasive, in-office procedure with generally minimal downtime or recovery. Most patients begin to see an improvement in symptoms between 7 and 30 days after treatment. To see if ClariFix is the right option for you, set up a consultation with our ear, nose and throat specialists.
Additionally, we help with:
- Breathing Problems
- Nose Injury
- Snoring/Sleep Apnea
- Allergies and Hay Fever
- Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
- Antibiotics and Sinusitis
- Deviated Septum
- Sinus Headaches
- Sinus Pain
- Sinus Surgery
- Fungal Sinusitis
- Nasal Fractures
- Nose Surgery
- Post-Nasal Drip
- Smell and Taste
- Stuffy Noses
- Sinus Pain
- Pediatric Food Allergies
- Pediatric Sinusitis