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I have a cold and only one side of my nose is stuffed up. Is this common?

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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Nasal cycling

Is it one side stuffed up and later it switches to the other side being stuffed up? That is not unusual and is called "nasal cycling".
If it really is only 1 side maybe you have a deviated septum and the swelling affects you more on that side. In kids, when only 1 side is stuffed up you worry that they stuck a foreign object up the nostril and that needs immediate attention if so.

In brief: Nasal cycling

Is it one side stuffed up and later it switches to the other side being stuffed up? That is not unusual and is called "nasal cycling".
If it really is only 1 side maybe you have a deviated septum and the swelling affects you more on that side. In kids, when only 1 side is stuffed up you worry that they stuck a foreign object up the nostril and that needs immediate attention if so.
Dr. Dale Tylor
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, that is not

Uncommon.

In brief: Yes, that is not

Uncommon.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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