What To Know About Nasal Congestion/Stuffy Nose
When we think of a stuffy or congested nose, we often view mucus as the prime culprit. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen, causing inflamed blood vessels.
Nasal congestion can affect hearing and speech. Significant congestion may interfere with sleep and can often be the root cause for sleep apnea.
A stuffy nose is usually caused by a virus or bacteria. Causes include:
- Common cold
- Sinus infection
Though many forms of congestion typically go away by themselves within a week, in more severe instances, further measures may need to be taken.
Effects of a Nasal Congestion/Stuffy Nose
Nasal congestion or “stuffy nose” occurs when nasal tissues become swollen with excess fluid, causing a “stuffy” feeling. The effects of nasal congestion or nasal polyps vary and can be as mild as a “runny nose” to as severe as an obstructed airway.
Where Can Houston Residents Find Relief from Nasal Congestion/Stuffy Nose?
There are a variety of methods in which to combat nasal congestion, all depending of the severity of the blockage. Receiving a proper diagnosis is the true key to the road to recovery.
At Houston Sinus & Allergy, we offer state-of-the-art sinus treatments and will determine what course of action to take to provide relief from your nasal congestion. Dr. Nguyen is a Board Certified ENT who specializes in the nasal and sinus treatments, and has over a decade of experience in helping patients live more comfortably by identifying causes and providing effective solutions. If you suffer from nasal congestion, contact us or book an assessment today, and get the relief you need.