The blockage of the nasal passage due to mucosal edema. It is usually the result of a viral infection or an allergic reaction

Symptoms of Nasal Congestion

The following features are indicative of Nasal Congestion:
  • interference with the hearing
  • speech interference
  • headache
  • mild facial pain

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Common Causes of Nasal Congestion

The following are the most common causes of Nasal Congestion:
  • common cold
  • hay fever
  • deviated septum
  • sinusitis
  • collapsing nasal valve
  • nasal polyps
  • pregnancy
  • empty nose syndrome
  • vasomotor rhinitis
  • disturbances in sleep

Prevention of Nasal Congestion

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Nasal Congestion. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • hand wash
  • regular exercise
  • get proper sleep
  • wear face mask
  • consume organic coconut oil

Occurrence of Nasal Congestion

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Nasal Congestion cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Nasal Congestion can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Nasal Congestion can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Nasal Congestion

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Nasal Congestion:
  • Physical examination: To diagnose the conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck

Doctor for Diagnosis of Nasal Congestion

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Nasal Congestion:
  • Otolaryngologist

Complications of Nasal Congestion if untreated

Yes, Nasal Congestion causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Nasal Congestion is left untreated:
  • chronic sleep apnea

Self-care for Nasal Congestion

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Nasal Congestion:
  • Cover face: Apply a warm, moist washcloth on face
  • Use a vaporizer
  • Get steam: Inhale steam 2 to 4 times a day

Patient Support for Treatment of Nasal Congestion

The following actions may help Nasal Congestion patients:
  • Family support: Helps in avoiding triggers that make allergies worse

Time for Treatment of Nasal Congestion

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Nasal Congestion to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Within 1 week

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 3/25/2019.
This page provides information for Nasal Congestion.

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