Stuffy Nose

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.