Doctors for Nasal Congestion in Belavanki, Hubli-Dharwad
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Nasal congestion, also known as stuffy nose, is a condition that is characterized by blocked nose with mucous. This occurs when nasal and adjacent tissues or blood vessels get swollen with excess fluid. The symptoms include blocked nose which may cause breathing and speech difficulties in case of a severe condition.
HOW IS NASAL CONGESTION DIAGNOSED?
In most cases, diagnosis can be done at home but an ENT specialist should be contacted in case of persistent nasal congestion that runs for over 2 to 3 weeks. In case of infants, it may be more appropriate to seek medical attention at the earliest.
HOW IS NASAL CONGESTION TREATED?
The treatment is based on the cause of the nasal congestion. Treatment plans often include over-the-counter or prescription medication to resolve or alleviate symptoms. Medications used to treat nasal congestion include:
• oral antihistamines to treat allergies
• nasal sprays that contain antihistamine
• nasal steroids
• over-the-counter or prescription strength decongestants
DID YOU KNOW?
Nasal Congestion that lasts for more than a week needs medical attention as it may be indicative of an underlying condition.