The nose is one of our body’s most important organs, responsible for a variety of functions that include smell, taste, and filtration of inhaled air. It serves as a line of defense against potential danger, and enhances our overall quality of life. When nasal and sinus conditions occur, is it any wonder we experience such misery and discomfort? The staff at Central Plains is trained and equipped to diagnose and treat a number of conditions that affect the nose and sinuses. We’ll work with you to come up with a solution that will have you breathing easily again.
Issues with the nose, whether temporary (stuffy nose) or chronic (deviated septum), can have a serious effect on our ability to breathe. That’s why we’ve spent more than 38 years diagnosing and treating breathing problems in Omaha, NE. Common Causes of Breathing Problems The shape of your nasal passages can have a huge impact on…Read More
It’s not uncommon to lose your sense of smell when you get a head cold. Swollen nasal passages can block the flow of both air and scent, and chronic swelling – as in the case of chronic sinusitis – can mean going long periods with a reduced sense of smell. Treating Anosmia Anosmia is the…Read More
A broken nose isn’t the end of the world, but it is cause for a visit to the doctor. Even bumped or bruised noses can merit an appointment, depending on how they affect your health. Not sure whether or not to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor? Give us a call if you have:…Read More
A bloody nose is usually synonymous with nasal dryness. Going from a moist climate to a dry one, taking a cross-country flight, or living at a high altitude can cause our sinuses to dry out and bleed. Sometimes even a seasonal change can bring on bleeding; winter weather is notorious for chapping both lips and…Read More
The most common causes of sinus inflammation (sinusitis) are irritants, allergens, and the common cold. Any one of these can attack our sinus membranes, causing them to swell and trap mucus in the sinus cavity. The resulting headache, pressure, and aching are telltale signs of a sinus infection. Is It a Sinus Infection? How do…Read More
A stuffy nose can be triggered by all kinds of things: a sinus infection, allergies, the flu, or even just the common cold. Treating a Stuffy Nose at Home Most congested or stuffy noses will clear up within a week. You can help the process along by staying hydrated and taking an over-the-counter decongestant. If…Read More
Call Central Plains ENT & Audiology at (402) 502-6970 for more information or to schedule an appointment.