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Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy - Medical Treatment


There are several medications available to treat the symptoms (mainly congestion) caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy. These include:

  • Nasal steroids sprays
  • Nasal antihistamine sprays
  • Oral decongestants
  • Oral Steroids

These medications are designed to help reduce the swelling (inflammation) and improve nasal breathing.

If medications are not enough, it may be necessary to perform a simple procedure to reduce the size of your inferior turbinates. 


Learn about procedural treatments for turbinate hypertrophy ›