Nasal Obstruction

When dealing with nasal obstruction this could deal with a number of symptoms including anything that disrupts the flow of air into and out of the nose. The obstruction might prohibit the flow of air in one or both of the nasal passages.

Many cases of nasal obstruction are relatively short-term, caused by sinus problems like sinusitis, allergies, birth control medicine, or overuse of nasal sprays. The blockage could even be attributed by an anatomical element, such as a deviated septum, enlarged adenoids, nasal polyps, turbinate bones, or foreign items.

If the nasal obstruction seems to coincide with a particular season, it could be triggered by an allergic reaction, such as to pollen. If the clog appears to be on only one side of the nose, then an anatomical cause is more most likely. Snoring in many cases is a potential sign of an anatomical cause of the nasal obstruction.

If you can identify the source of the irritant it would be wise to try to avoid the source which in many cases will help avoid the nasal obstruction altogether. However, if the source is anatomic in nature surgery is usually the best course of action to allow you to return to a pleasurable lifestyle.