Stuffy Nose occurs when the nose becomes stuffy up and inflamed. Minor illnesses are the most common causes of Stuffy Nose. Stuffy Nose is also known as nasal congestion and it is often a symptom of another health problem. Some of the symptoms of Stuffy Nose include mucus buildup, runny nose, sinus pain and swollen nasal tissue, among others.
HOW IS STUFFY NOSE DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider may perform a physical exam that focuses on the ears, nose, throat, and airways. Tests that may be done include:
• Allergy skin and blood tests
• Blood tests
• Sputum culture and throat culture
• X-rays of the sinuses and chest x-ray
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.