Blocked nose Overview

A blocked nose or “stuffy nose” is a common symptom associated with a runny nose. It is also sometimes called “nasal congestion” or “nasal obstruction”.

There are many different causes of such symptoms, with many of the same causes as a runny nose (e.g. common cold, allergic rhinitis, etc.). A blocked nose may also be an actual “nasal obstruction” such as a foreign body, polyp, and so on.

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