Ask The Doctor

At what point should one investigate if their nasal congestion may be signs of something worse?

0

I have been experiencing nasal congestion for a better part of a month and at this point I’m convinced that there may be more at hand. At what point should one investigate if their nasal congestion may be signs of something worse?

1 Answer

0

Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

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
– Flu
– 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.

You can find more information about this condition on this page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

Your Answer

1 Answer

0

Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

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
– Flu
– 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.

You can find more information about this condition on this page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!