Nasal congestion, or a 'stuffy', 'blocked' nose are common symptoms associated with colds, allergies or sinus problems. It is caused by the membrane lining of the nose becoming inflamed and irritated causing blockage and an excess of mucus which can pass down the throat and cause catarrh.

The nasal turbinates are the most fleshy part inside the nose and particularly prone to swelling. Sometimes nasal polyps can develop and cause gradually worsening nasal blockage although they often respond well to medication.

There may be a structural cause for the nasal blockage such as a bend or deviation of the nasal septum (the partition in the middle of the nose) and this may need surgical correction. During your consultation we will endeavour to find the cause of your symptoms and advise about the best possible treatment options.

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The North Hampshire ENT Partnership is a team of consultants specialising in a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) including snoring and sleep disorders, cosmetic and skin surgery.


Our surgeons provide specialist care by drawing from the 50 plus years of combined NHS experience and the many areas of individual specialist expertise available within the partnership.


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