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Nasal congestion: the solution to nasal congestion

Nasal congestion is a condition that can be seen in anyone. Use the following assessment to evaluate whether a solution to nasal congestion is needed, whether your obstruction is natural, and whether it requires treatment:

Nasal Congestion Assessment Scale

NOSE * (Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation Scale) is the most widely used nasal obstruction assessment in the world. Very simple. How is it interpreted?  You give each question between 0 and 4 points. Your total NOSE score It turns out between 0 and 20. You multiply the resulting score by 5 and calculate how many percent nasal congestion you have. For example. Someone who gives 4 points to all questions gets 20, which is %100 tıkanıklığa coincides. The more the blockage is your quality of life lower means: it may be helpful to consult a doctor.

* NOSE (Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation) Scale 

Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation ScaleStewart MG, Witsell DL, Smith TL, Weaver EM, Yueh B, Hannley MT (2004) Development and validation of the nasal obstruction symptom evaluation (NOSE) scale. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130 (2): 157--163

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