Blocked nose or nasal congestion is caused by common cold or sinusitis. It is often a sign of another health problem. Symptoms of blocked nose are:
• Stuffy or runny nose
• Sinus pain
• Swollen nasal tissues
• Mucus build up
HOW IS BLOCKED NOSE DIAGNOSED?
General physician may perform a complete examination and also consider your symptoms. For severe nose blocks, ENT specialists may perform a thorough ENT examination. In case sinusitis or other nasal problems are suspected, an X-ray or CT-scan may be ordered.
HOW IS BLOCKED NOSE TREATED?
The treatment of nasal congestion frequently depends on the underlying cause. The treatment for blocked nose can be done with a lot of home care which includes steaming, using dehumidifier, nasal sprays, decongestants, Antihistamines, medicines, etc. Nowadays, Ayurvedic medicines have proven to be successful in such cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases, it may be caused due to nasal polyps or non cancerous growths in the nose.