Nasal Congestion & Catarrh

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Breathe Right Nasal Strips Large - 10 Strips

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Breathe Right Nasal Strips Large- 10 Strips

Gentley opens nasal passages. For normal skin

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Gentley opens nasal passages. For normal skin

Breathe Right Nasal Strips Regular Size for Dry/Sensitive Skin - 10 Strips

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Breathe Right Nasal Strips Regular Size for Dry/Sensitive Skin - 10 Strips

Gentley opens nasal passages. For normal skin

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Nasal Congestion Catarrh

Catarrh is an excessive build-up of mucus in one of the airways or cavities of the body. It is usually found inside the nose, but it can also occur in the:

  • throat
  • ears
  • chest

Catarrh is not a condition in itself, but a symptom of a condition such as:

  • the common cold or another infection
  • hay fever or other type of allergic rhinitis
  • non-allergic rhinitis (sensitivity to environmental triggers)
  • nasal polyps (fleshy swellings inside the nose)

Acute and chronic catarrh

Most cases of catarrh are acute, which means it will pass within a few days once the body fights off the underlying infection. However, some people have chronic (persistent) catarrh, either due to an allergy or because there is an abnormality inside their nose, such as nasal polyps.

The symptoms of acute catarrh can usually be relieved by taking a short-term course of decongestants. Treatment for chronic catarrh will depend on the underlying causes.

Symptoms associated with catarrh 

The symptoms often associated with catarrh include:

  • a blocked and stuffy nose
  • a runny nose or mucus running down the back of your throat
  • an irritating, persistent cough caused by excess mucus at the back of your throat
  • headache
  • facial pain caused by a blocked nose and blocked sinuses
  • a loss of smell and taste
  • temporary partial hearing loss and a crackling sensation in your middle ear
  • tiredness

 

Causes of catarrh 

Catarrh is caused by your immune system reacting to an infection or irritation in one of the cavities of your body, such as inside the nose.

The immune system will send infection-fighting white blood cells to the source of the infection or irritation. The white blood cells cause the linings of your cavity to swell and produce mucus. This swelling also narrows the cavity, which causes decongestion.

Triggers of catarrh

The most common triggers of catarrh are:

  • infections, such as the common cold
  • allergic reactions, for example, reactions to pollen or dust mites (allergic rhinitis)

Other triggers include:

  • an over-sensitivity to environmental triggers (non-allergic rhinitis; see below)
  • an abnormality inside the nose, such as nasal polyps (see below)

Non-allergic rhinitis

For reasons that are unknown, some people have abnormally sensitive blood vessels that react to environmental triggers, such as cigarette smoke and pollution. This sensitivity causes the blood vessels to expand (swell), much like they do in response to an infection or allergic reaction. This swelling leads to congestion and catarrh.

A non-allergic reaction to environmental triggers is known as vasomotor rhinitis, or non-allergic rhinitis.

Triggers of non-allergic rhinitis include:

  • chemical irritants, such as smoke, perfumes or paint fumes
  • changes in the weather, such as a drop in temperature
  • alcohol
  • spicy food
  • stress

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are non-cancerous, fleshy swellings that grow from the lining of your nose or your sinuses (the small cavities inside your nose). They can prevent mucus from properly draining out of your sinuses, leading to congestion and catarrh.