Nasal obstruction, congestion, drainage, facial pain/pressure, nosebleeds, and change in sense of smell are among the most common symptoms encountered by our ENT specialists.

To ensure the utmost convenience and accuracy in the diagnosis and treatment of nose or sinus conditions, ENT Carolina offers endoscopic exams and imaging capabilities in-house.

Are you struggling with breathing difficulties, chronic nosebleeds or other nose-related issues?


Allergic rhinitis commonly referred to as "hay fever", is brought on by specific, known allergens, such as dust, pollen, mold or dander.

Nonallergic rhinitis is a medical term that describes symptoms resembling nasal allergies and hayfever but that occur without a known cause.

For more information, visit our allergy page.

Treatments for rhinitis include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Corticosteroids
  • Nasal saline rinses
  • RhinAer®

Nasal Obstruction

Nasal obstuction refers to the blockage of the nose or nasal cavity.

Nasal obstruction causes include:

  • Rhinitis
  • Turbinate hypertrophy
  • Nasal polyps
  • Adenoid hypertrophy
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal valve compromise

Nasal obstruction treatment options include:

  • Over the counter and prescription medications
  • Nasal surgery
  • VivAer® - a non-invasive, in office procedure to open your nasal airway and provide lasting relief
  • Latera® Implant

Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is the partition that divides the nose into the left and right sides. A deviated nasal septum occurs when this is misaligned. It is estimated that 90% of the population is either born with or develops a deviated septum.

A severely deviated septum may cause breathing issues, chronic congestion, nosebleeds, or snoring - resulting in a need for surgical intervention.

Treatment for Deviated Nasal Septum

Treatment for a deviated nasal septum involves a surgical procedure called septoplasty. This procedure is performed to straighten the nasal septum and may require general anesthesia.

Septoplasty takes less than one hour to complete, allows patients to go home the same day, and generally has a recovery period of less than a week.


The nose is an area of the body that contains many small blood vessels that can easliy break open.

If you have frequent or unexplained nosebleeds, you should be evaluated by your ENT doctor.

What Causes Nosebleeds?

  • Dry air
  • Trauma
  • Chronic congestion
  • Deviated septum
  • Blood thinners (including aspirin)
  • Drug use
  • Nose picking

Nosebleed Treatment

Two of the most common treatments for nosebleed are cautery and packing the nose.

Cautery is a technique in which the blood vessel is sealed with sillver nitrate, or electrocautery.

Sometimes, your doctor may "pack the nose" with a type of sponge that puts pressure on the blood vessel.