Symptom: Nasal Congestion

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Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion, commonly called a stuffy nose, occurs when the blood vessels inside the nose swell from inflammation, making the nose feel clogged and breathing difficult. Nasal congestion is a very common side effect of the common cold, allergies, the flu, or a sinus infection. Nasal congestion is also a common side effect of pregnancy, and may also occur as a result of using a nasal spray for too long. Nasal congestion is not serious in adults and typically goes away when the allergies or infection subside. Decongestants and antihistamines may alleviate the symptoms of nasal congestion, but do not treat the condition that causes it.

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plugged up nose and constant needs blowing.10/4/2015 at 02:33 PM
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May be one side blocked and one running at the same time. Just awful5/27/2013 at 08:32 PM
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Again, with all my symptoms, not all the time as I keep going with medication....but my nose gets so congested that I wished I could push skewers either side of my nose just under the eyes to relieve the pressure that builds up - total misery4/10/2012 at 08:21 AM
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I don't have this everyday, only when I am sneezing too much then I tend to get this. 3/27/2012 at 03:11 AM
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I have allergies, so this is common for me. I take nasal decongestants almost daily and use a prescription nasal spray so I can try to keep my sinuses clear.2/12/2012 at 02:13 PM
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