Chronic nasal stuffiness can be caused by a number of nasal problems
- Deviated nasal septum
- Congested nasal membranes
- Nasal polyps
- Enlarged turbinates
- Weakness of the nasal sidewalls
- Nasal tumors (uncommon)
The cause of your chronic nasal blockage can only be determined by a complete examination of the nose, sinus outflow channels, and nasopharynx (back of nose). Based on the examination, allergy testing and/or sinus CT scan may be necessary to make a specific diagnosis and plan targeted therapy.