Having a stuffy nose is usually nothing to worry about. It’s a common and uncomfortable condition, that typically is not a sign of a serious health problem. It’s mostly just uncomfortable, with varying symptoms. U.S. News & World Report published a story looking at the symptoms and causes of a stuffy nose, and one of the main sources cited was Ahmad Sedaghat, an otolaryngologist and director of Rhinology, Allergy and Anterior Skull-Based Surgery at the UC College of Medicine.
“For some people, it’s having a lot of mucus in the nose. For others, it’s a feeling that the airways are blocked and there’s a diminished sense of smell,” he says.