Treatments for Nasal Congestion and Sinus Pressure

What Is Nasal Congestion and Sinus Pressure?

Nasal congestion and sinus pressure can be caused by so many things such as cold, flu, allergies [1] and others. The symptoms can get to you irrespective of what caused your condition. What is the reason behind that stuffed up feeling? When the nose is stuffed up, breathing becomes more difficult to do. The membranes around your nasal passages get inflamed or irritated when you have cold or allergies. They start to make more mucus to bring out the causes of the Inflammation such as an allergen.

Nasal congestion is commonly called “rhinitis” by healthcare professional. “Rhino” is a Greek word that means nose and “-it is” means inflammation. Therefore, rhinitis is referred to as the inflammation of the linings of the nasal cavity. Nasal congestion is also known as a stuffy nose. It is mostly a symptom of another health problem such as sinus infection. Nasal congestion has the following signs: a stuffy or runny nose, swollen nasal tissue, sinus pain and mucus buildup

In most cases, home remedies are enough to reduce nasal congestion, especially if it is caused by common cold [2]. However, if congestion persists for a long period, then you need to seek medical attention. If your nasal congestion is caused by a cold or flu, it could last for 10 days or even longer, depending on your exposure to that particular allergen.

Congestion is when the nose is filled up and irritated. Minor sicknesses are the most common causes of nasal congestion. If it persists longer than a week, then it is a symptom of an underlying health issue. In this article I will be discussing some methods of treating nasal congestion and sinus pressure.