What is nasal obstruction/congestion?

Also known as: nasal obstruction, stuffy nose, obstructed nose, diminished airflow through the nose.

Nasal obstruction or congestion simply refers to the inability to breathe properly through the nose. It’s a broad term that can refer to everything from the typical stuffy nose that accompanies a cold or flu, to a structure problem that obstruct the nose, such as a deviated septum.


Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD

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