clogged nose

A stuffy nose can be pretty annoying. Most people think that a stuffy nose is a result of too much mucus accumulating in the nasal passages, but in fact, a clogged nose is caused by inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses.

These inflamed vessels are often triggered by colds, the flu, various allergies, or some kind of sinus infection.
Nasal congestion can be the result of anything that irritates the nasal passages, including various irritants such as tobacco smoke or aggressive fumes. Acute sinusitis is a common cause for a stuffed nose.

If you have only one side of the nose clogged often, this can be a result of a nasal polyp. It is a sac-like noncancerous growth inside the nose that clogs the airway passages. A deviated nasal septum (when the wall between the nostrils is leaning more to one side) can be the cause for nasal congestion, and it can be fixed only by an operation.

  1. December 31, 2018

    Whenever I get out in old weather or sit in a smoked room, I get a clogged nose. It’s nothing serious but it is annoying and can’t be helped without a nasal spray.

  2. January 28, 2019

    Great writing with lots of information! Many people think a stuffy nose is the result of too much mucus in the nasal passages. However, a clogged nose is actually caused by inflamed blood vessels in the sinuses. These irritated vessels are usually triggered by a cold, the flu, allergies, or a sinus infection. Thank you so much and keep posting things like this.

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