What causes nasal congestion and runny nose at Mayo Clinic?
By Mayo Clinic Staff Nasal congestion can be caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues. Infections — such as colds, flu or sinusitis — and allergies are frequent causes of nasal congestion and runny nose. Sometimes a congested and runny nose can be caused by irritants such as tobacco smoke and car exhaust.
Is nasal congestion serious?
Nasal congestion usually is just an annoyance for older children and adults. But nasal congestion can be serious for children whose sleep is disturbed by their nasal congestion, or for infants, who might have a hard time feeding as a result. Rhinitis.
Why is my nasal congestion not getting better after a week?
Your nasal congestion is not getting better after a week or two despite trying the remedies suggested in this leaflet or the leaflet specific to the condition causing it. You are not sure what the cause is for your nasal congestion. You have any blood in the discharge coming from your nose. Only one side of your nose is blocked.
What is the nasal cavity in the respiratory system?
The nasal cavity is a large, air-filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face. The nasal septum divides the cavity into two fossae. Each fossa is the continuation of one of the two nostrils. The nasal cavity is the uppermost part of the respiratory system and provides the nasal passage…
What is the apex of the nasal cavity?
The apex (uppermost pyramidal area) of the nasal cavity contains all of the receptors and cells necessary for olfaction, or your sense of smell. The nasal septum is the wall in the middle of the nasal respiratory cavity.
What is the lateral wall of the nasal cavity?
The lateral wall of each nasal cavity mainly consists of the maxilla. However, there is a deficiency that is compensated for by the perpendicular plate of the palatine bone, the medial pterygoid plate, the labyrinth of ethmoid and the inferior concha. The paranasal sinuses are connected to the nasal cavity through small orifices called ostia.
What bones make up the nasal cavity?
The floor of the nasal cavities, which also form the roof of the mouth, is made up by the bones of the hard palate: the horizontal plate of the palatine bone posteriorly and the palatine process of the maxilla anteriorly. The most anterior part of the nasal cavity is the nasal vestibule.
What are nasal decongestants and how do they work?
Nasal decongestants are a type of medication that reduces nasal swelling and congestion. They are available in oral forms and topical ones that a person can apply inside the nostrils. Nasal decongestants may also be useful for relieving stuffy ears. People may take decongestants to help treat congestion that they associate with the following:
What are decongestant medications?
This article is about decongestant medications. For their nasal delivery system, see inhaler. A decongestant, or nasal decongestant, is a type of pharmaceutical drug that is used to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract.
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