nasal obstruction

Last reviewed 01/2022

Nasal obstruction is a very common symptom - experienced by most people at least once a year when they have a common cold. However, it may in some instances have a more important aetiology, in which the following features are important:

  • consistently unilateral blockage; it must be assumed to be neoplastic until proven otherwise
  • associated pain
  • long history
  • past history of nose or sinus disease