Stuffy Nose

A stuffy nose can be brought on by anything that irritates the nasal passages. The common cold, the flu, sinusitis, and allergies are common causes of nasal congestion los gatos, or runny nose. Cigarette smoke, perfume, dust, and car exhaust are all airborne irritants that might bring on these symptoms. For unknown reasons, some people suffer from chronic nasal congestion and discharge. This condition is known as vasomotor rhinitis or nonallergic rhinitis.

Possible causes of unilateral nasal discharge include polyps, foreign bodies lodged in the nasal passages, and tumors. A migraine-like headache may trigger a runny nose in some people.

Some potential sources of stuffy noses are:

  • Sinusitis, acute
  • Problems with Alcohol
  • Continual sinusitis
  • Malady, known as Churg-Strauss
  • Freezing or dry air
  • Coughing fit
  • Addiction to decongestant nasal sprays
  • Septal deviation
  • Adenoidal enlargement
  • foods, especially hot ones
  • Reflux disease of the esophagus or stomach (GERD)
  • Inflammatory granulomatous polyangiitis
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • The flu virus
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  • Nose polyps

Is It Time To See A Doctor?

For Adults:

  • If adult symptoms persist for more than 10 days, medical attention should be sought.
  • That fever is quite high.
  • Yellowish or greenish mucus is pouring out of your nose. Sinusitis and/or fever are also present. This could indicate the presence of microorganisms in the body.
  • The stuff in your nose looks like blood. Like when you get a concussion, and your nose will not stop running.
  • It looks like your face is hurting.

For Children:

  • If your child’s symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, it is important that you take them to a doctor.
  • If your baby has a stuffy nose, he or she may have trouble nursing or breathing.


  • Until you can consult a doctor, consider these home remedies to ease your symptoms:
  • Get rid of whatever is causing your allergies.
  • You can try an over-the-counter allergy medication. In addition to a runny nose, allergy symptoms might include sneezing and itchy or watery eyes. Follow the label’s directions to the letter.
  • Drop several saline solution drops into your infant’s single nostril. Then, gently suction the affected nostril using a syringe fitted with a rubber bulb.

These techniques can help alleviate post nasal drip and saliva accumulation at the back of the throat.

  • Smoke and extreme fluctuations in humidity are two typical irritants that should be avoided.
  • Get enough fluids, such as water, juice, or broth, into your system. To ease congestion, drink some liquid.
  • Try saline sprays or rinses for your nose.