What is Nasal Obstruction?

Nasal obstruction is not a disease but rather a symptom of an underlying disorder that causes the nasal passages to be blocked or obstructed. In children, some of the most common causes include enlarged adenoids and nasal allergies.

Nasal Obstruction causes

Nasal Obstruction is anything that restricts airflow in and out of the nose affecting one or both nasal passages. Nasal obstruction is usually caused by either swelling of the nasal tissue or an anatomical blockage which results in a narrowing of the nasal cavity and the feeling of the passages being congested.

Nasal Obstruction treatments

Most patients are treated with topical nasal sprays and decongestants prior to this and failure to improve with medication often requires turbinate reduction. There are multiple techniques that have been described to shrink or reduce the turbinate tissue.

The information on this website is for general educational purpose only. Readers should consult their physician before considering treatment, and should not interpret their condition solely based on the information above.