A stuffy nose is a rather common occurrence that happens in the nasal membrane due to a cold or cough. Thick and dry mucus blocks this membrane and channel leading to a blocked or stuffy nose. Symptoms here include constant sneezing, trouble in breathing because of blocked nose, greenish mucus or discharge from the nose, wheezing sound when breathing, etc.
HOW IS STUFFY NOSE DIAGNOSED?
Stuffy nose is self-diagnosable.
HOW IS STUFFY NOSE TREATED?
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, such as loratadine (Claritin) and cetirizine (Zyrtec)
• nasal sprays that contain antihistamine, such as azelastine (Astelin, Astepro)
• nasal steroids, such as mometasone (Asmanex Twisthaler) or fluticasone (Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA)
• over-the-counter or prescription strength decongestants, such as Sudafed
DID YOU KNOW?
Avoiding yourself from dust helps reduce stuffy nose.