Also called as nasal congestion it is often a symptom of another health problem, such as sinus infection, but it may also be caused by the common cold. It is marked by : a stuffy nose or runny nose, sinus pain mucus build-up and swollen nasal tissue
HOW IS BLOCKED NOSE DIAGNOSED?
If symptoms are caused by another health condition or the condition is painful, an ENT specialist will perform physical examination focusing on the ears, nose, and throat. The following tests may be done:
• Allergy, skin and blood tests
• Sputum culture
• throat culture
• X-rays of the sinuses
• Chest x-ray
HOW IS BLOCKED NOSE TREATED?
There are a lot of home remedies and ayurvedic treatments which heal a blocked nose faster. Also, humidifiers and use of plain saline drops will ease the mucus flow in the nose. Antibiotics are prescribed for infections like sinusitis. If the blocked nose is due to a polyp then surgery is considered to treat it
DID YOU KNOW?
It can cause snoring and can be associated with sleep apnea.