Blocked nose

Blocked, stuffy nose? Find out more about nasal and sinus congestion and how FLO’s range of solutions can help you breathe easier.


Blocked nose

Can’t breathe through your nose properly? A blocked or congested nose is a common problem often linked to allergies or infections . Luckily, whether you have a cold or are suffering from congestion, there’s usually a way to help you find relief and breathe easier.

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How long does a blocked nose last?

A blocked nose may last for only a few days or it may be a long-term problem, depending on the cause.

A blocked nose is often a symptom of an infection such as a cold, in which case, it will usually clear up in a few days.

If your blocked nose is caused by hayfever, it may last for a few weeks or months depending on which pollen type or other allergen you are allergic to.

You should talk to your doctor if your blocked nose lasts longer than 1-2 weeks, you have other symptoms such as a fever or you are feeling very unwell.

Why does my nose get blocked when I sleep?

There are several reasons why you may get a blocked nose when you go to sleep. Some may be easily remedied while others you may need to talk to your healthcare provider about.

  • A blocked nose can be caused by the tissues in your nasal cavity becoming swollen due to inflammation and the build-up of fluid, which can often become worse when lying down.
  • Lying flat may also make it hard for excess mucus to drain away
  • The position you sleep in may also reduce the air flowing through your nose.
How can I help my baby’s blocked nose?

Preservative free, non-medicated saline drops or sprays are a simple way to help clear a blocked nose:

For newborns, babies and toddlers, using FLO Baby Saline Drops or FLO Baby Saline Spray helps quickly and gently clear nasal congestion.

For older children there’s FLO Kids Saline Spray to help thin mucus and make it easier to blow out.



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