Stuffy Nose/ Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion is a sensation of decreased airflow through the nose and may be mild to severe. When the breathing is completely blocked the term nasal obstruction is used. Nasal congestion is often the result of inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages, commonly due to irritants, allergens or infection. Structural changes in the nose may also contribute, including a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. If your symptoms due not respond to medication, your doctor may recommend a detailed examination of the nose using a small telescope, called nasal endoscopy, to help guide further treatment.