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Is it alarming that my nasal congestion has resulted in facial pain and fullness?

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I have been taking decongestant and over the counter remedies for my sinus problems. In the past week I’ve noticed a pressurized pain in the center of my face and at times feel also fullness in my nasal cavities. Is this normal? And, should I seek help?

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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!

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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!