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Nasal Congestion

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD

Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Specialists located in Scottsdale, AZ & Gilbert, AZ

Nasal congestion is a frustrating condition that makes it hard to breathe. If you have chronic nasal congestion, it’s important to find out its root cause so you can get long-term relief. At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, with two locations in Scottsdale and another in Gilbert, Arizona, the team of renowned specialists can diagnose the cause of your congestion and provide treatments to ease your symptoms quickly. Call the office in your area or book an appointment online today.

Nasal Congestion Q & A

What is nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion is a stuffy nose that can make it hard to breathe. Often, nasal congestion goes along with sinus pain, nasal swelling, and mucus accumulation. 

Depending on the cause of your nasal congestion, you might also have a runny nose, headache, and other uncomfortable symptoms.

Why do I have nasal congestion?

Usually, nasal congestion is a symptom of a short-term illness. Common causes include the common cold, viruses like the flu, and acute sinus infections. 

If your nasal congestion lingers for much longer than an ordinary cold, flu, or sinus infection, you could have another health issue such as:

  • Chronic sinusitis, the long-lasting version of a sinus infection
  • Allergies, such as latex, insect, pollen, or food allergy
  • Nasal polyps 
  • Deviated septum
  • Hay fever

The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, team uses diagnostic testing such as allergy patch testing, blood testing, and other advanced methods to determine the cause of your persistent nasal congestion. 

How is nasal congestion treated?

Nasal congestion treatment varies based on its cause and triggers. Your plan may include:

  • Allergy shots 
  • Oral immunotherapy for food allergies
  • Oral antihistamines or decongestants
  • Nasal sprays, such as antihistamines or corticosteroids
  • Antibiotics, if you have an infection

The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, team works to address the root of the issue instead of just applying quick fixes. 

For example, with nasal polyps that cause nasal congestion, surgery may sound like an effective immediate solution. Polyps can grow back if you don’t deal with the underlying inflammation. The team always recommends customized solutions. 

How can I ease nasal congestion at home?

If you’re suffering from short-term nasal congestion related to a cold or other illness, home remedies might help. Using a humidifier or vaporizer can often ease symptoms, and boosting your fluid intake is a good idea, too. 

Some over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants can give you temporary relief from nasal congestion. If your symptoms persist, it’s important to see the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, team for diagnosis and personalized treatment. 

If you have a stuffy nose, the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, LTD, team can help. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.