In nasal congestion, the nasal passage gets blocked because of swelling and inflammation of the membranes that line the nose. Such conditions usually happen because of allergies, cold, cough, etc. The symptoms here include trouble in breathing, especially when lying down, a sound from the nasal area, plugged nose, difficulty in doing everyday chores, sneezing, etc.
HOW IS NASAL CONGESTION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an ENT for both kids and adults too. Symptoms would be observed along with doing a nose scan or even bronchoscopy in extreme cases.
HOW IS NASAL CONGESTION TREATED?
Treatment with home remedies is most common practice for dealing with this condition. Saline sprays are safe for all ages and can help in providing quick relief. Avoiding tasks that expose you to allergens will help.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nasal congestion can interfere with the hearing and speech. Significant congestion may interfere with sleep, cause snoring, and can be associated with sleep apnea. In children, nasal congestion from enlarged adenoids has caused chronic sleep apnea with insufficient oxygen levels and hypoxia, as well as right-sided heart failure.