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Relief for Chronic Stuffy Noses Without Medications

By June 29, 2010 Nose

If you’re one of the millions of people who suffers from allergies or similar conditions, you know the frustration of not being able to breathe properly because of a stuffy nose. It can also be frustrating because some medicines offer only temporary relief.

Often the cause of your stuffy nose is enlarged turbinates. But what’s a turbinate, you say?

Turbinates are small, bony structures located in the nasal airway covered with mucous membranes. Allergies or other conditions can cause irritation, inflammation and enlargement of the turbinates, resulting in the blocked nasal airway we call a “stuffy nose.”

Now, there’s finally relief for the chronic stuffy nose—without medications. Say goodbye to allergy remedies, decongestants or antihistamines that only offer temporary relief because now, there’s a procedure called Coblation Turbinate Reduction that offers immediate and continued results.

Otolaryngologist Dr. Ted Benke, also known as an Ear, Nose and Throat physician or ENT, is pleased to announce he is now doing Coblation Turbinate Reduction surgery.

“The patented coblation process is a proven modality,” Benke said. “It has been used successfully in over 2 million procedures by surgeons in ear, nose and throat (ENT) and other areas of medical specialty.

“The new coblation procedure effectively and painlessly removes and shrinks the soft tissue using a specially designed device, combined with safe radiofrequency energy and saline to unblock stuffy noses.

“It’s an effective non-invasive alternative for people of any age who have such chronically blocked nasal airways that it’s difficult to enjoy everyday activities like eating, speaking and even sleeping,” he said.

Benke said the outpatient procedure lasts only about 10 minutes and offers virtually immediate relief.
“Coblation turbinate reduction reduces the nasal blockage to approximately 50% and provides relief in a short time – often within a week.”
The recovery is fast and easy, Benke said, because coblation turbinate reduction is not a heat-driven process, so the surrounding healthy tissue is preserved.