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Rarely, masses such as nasal polyps and even cancer may cause symptoms of nasal obstruction. As such, an initial important part of any examination investigating a person's nasal obstruction is nasal endoscopy . Nasal endoscopy enables the physician to look into the back half of the nose which is not able to be seen by just looking into the nose with a flashlight. Beyond the examination, an exact description of a person's complaints is helpful to determine what type of treatment whether medical or surgical would be most beneficial. The most common scenarios are described below:
The regular use of a non-medicated saline nasal spray is very beneficial for relieving nasal congestion associated with rhinitis. Saline sprays help to flush away problem allergens and irritants from within the nose, and keep the nose clear by loosening and thinning mucous. Saline sprays are gentle, and soothe and moisturise inflamed nasal membranes. The use of a saline solution to clear a congested nose prior to using medicated nasal sprays, is sometimes recommended to enhance the absorption and effectiveness of medicated sprays (Care Pharmaceuticals, 2015).