A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. The problem may also include nasal discharge or ""runny nose."" If excess mucus runs down the back of your throat (postnasal drip), it may cause a cough or sore throat. During a viral infection, the nose has poor resistance to bacteria, which is why infections of the nose and sinuses often follow a cold.When the nasal mucus turns from clear to yellow or green, it usually means that a bacterial infection has set in. A stuffy or runny nose may be caused by:
• Common cold
• Sinus infection
HOW IS STUFFY NOSE DIAGNOSED?
Stuffy nose is self-diagnosable.
HOW IS STUFFY NOSE TREATED?
Stuffy Nose due to common cold can be treated with home remedies. Humidifiers help in adding moisture to the air, which helps break mucus. Sleeping by elevating your head helps in preventing nasal congestion. Saline sprays are useful in clearing congestion. If Stuffy Nose is due to any allergy or sinusitis, then appropriate treatment is needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Home remedies combined with the above treatments helps to in getting rid of a stuffy nose naturally and medicinal intervention is not really required.