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One-sided nasal obstruction treatment

 The treatment of nasal obstruction on one side includes two parts, the first is pharmacological treatment, which consists of the use of chemical drugs after visiting the specialist, while the second treatment is tips and home operations that will alleviate or avoid this problem, which is What will be presented in detail in this article, through a simplified and brief scientific research on one of the most famous health disorders of the nose.

One-sided causes of a stuffy nose

Before talking about the treatment of nasal obstruction from one side, it is necessary to stand on the most important reasons that lead to the occurrence of this phenomenon in different age groups and health conditions. Among the most prominent of these reasons are the following:

  • deviated nasal septum: It is called “deviated septum”, which is the movement of the nasal septum towards the respiratory passages of one side of the nose, which leads to difficulty breathing.
  • Adenoids: These are soft membranes that grow inside the sinuses and block one or both nostrils.
  • Sleeping on one side: This leads to shortness of breath and a feeling of suffocation due to movement or blockage of the nostril.
  • Entering a foreign body in the nose: This generally happens in children, as a result of inserting a foreign body into the nose.

One-sided nasal obstruction treatment

The treatment of a stuffy nose can be divided from one side into two parts, the first is chemotherapy, which requires the intervention of a doctor and a prescription, while the second treatment is done personally at home, which will be presented in detail in the following paragraphs.

drug therapy

The various chemical medicines prescribed by the specialist, in this case, relieve the symptoms of the stuffy nose on one side, by treating the problem of shortness of breath and a feeling of suffocation, and these medicines include the following:

  • Antihistamines: They are called in English “Antihistamine”, and they are medicines that treat nasal problems in general, including allergy symptoms.
  • Nasal sprays: In this case, they are steroids, or “steroids”, and they work to treat blockage and swelling of the sinuses.
  • Decongestants: They are called “Decongestants”, and they work to treat blocked and swollen sinuses.
  • Pain relievers: They are called in English “Pain relievers”, the most famous of which are ibuprofen and naproxen.
  • Surgical treatment: Doctors resort to removing the adenoids if chemical drugs are not successful.

home treatment

After talking about the therapeutic methods that doctors use in treating the problem of obstruction of one of the nostrils, it is worth noting that some mild and temporary cases are treated personally by following some simple home tips, the most prominent of which are the following:

  • Inhalation of water vapor.
  • Put warm water compresses on the nose.
  • Use a saline solution as a natural spray.
  • Take a shower with lukewarm water.
  • Maintaining an elevated and straight head position while sleeping.
  • Drink large amounts of water, natural juices, or hot drinks.

Symptoms accompanying a stuffy nose on one side

In addition to breathing problems, including shortness of breath, and a feeling of suffocation, a person may suffer from several symptoms accompanying the problem of a stuffy nose on one side, and often requires a visit to a specialist, and they are as follows:

  • Nasal congestion, or in English "Nasal Congestion".
  • Runny nose.
  • Light bleeding in the form of drops at the level of the nose.
  • Constantly swallowing saliva.
  • Difficulty smelling or even tasting.
  • snoring while sleeping.
  • Feeling pain in the face.

Complications and risk factors

The problem of nasal obstruction on one side appears significantly in children and allergy sufferers, as well as when practicing aerobic exercise incorrectly. It also leads to several complications, and problems accompanying the basic symptoms, which are as follows: 

  • Nose wound.
  • Dry mouth, as a result of using it to breathe.
  • Mouth exposure to germs.
  • Sinus congestion.
  • Difficulty sleeping is an inevitable consequence of difficulty breathing.

The treatment of nasal obstruction on one hand varies according to the severity and severity of this problem. It may be done through some home advice. It may also require consulting a doctor to prescribe the necessary chemical medicines, which calls for emphasizing the need to stay away from self-medication and the use of medicines without referring to the doctor or pharmacist.

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