What Causes Nasal Congestion?
Nasal congestion can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose nasal congestion, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "nasal congestion" as a symptom. Here are eight possibilities:
- Vasomotor Rhinitis
- Mercury Toxicity
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
- Milk Allergy
- Indoor Allergies
- General Toxicity
- Vitamin Pantothenic Acid Need
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
occasional itchy eyes
multiple swollen axillary nodes
history of adult allergies
morning stiffness without pain
minor pain in cold/cool/damp weather
loss of appetite
somewhat disturbed sleep
... and more than 100 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of nasal congestion:
|Vitamin Pantothenic Acid Need
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Nose/Smell Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about nasal congestion:
Do you suffer from nasal congestion (blocked nose) or post-nasal drip?
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderately
→ Often / severely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate nasal congestion, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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