A blocked nose is also known as nasal congestion or a stuffy nose. It is a symptom of some other health problem such as sinus infection, or it may simply be due to common cold. Nasal congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels along with mucus in the nose.
HOW IS BLOCKED NOSE DIAGNOSED?
The Ears Nose and Mouth or ENT specialist can diagnose the condition with the help of a physical examination. Seeing a doctor for persistent congestion is recommended so as to treat a possible weakness in the immune system or any other ailment that may be lurking around.
HOW IS BLOCKED NOSE TREATED?
Nasal congestion or a blocked nose can be treated with the help of oral antihistamine tablets or capsules, as well as nasal sprays. Also, antibiotics and steroids can be prescribed for infections.
DID YOU KNOW?
It can cause snoring and can be associated with sleep apnea.