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Is a nose disorder serious?

Unless a nose disorder is the result of a malignant tumor or causes serious obstruction to the airways, it is not usually life threatening. If a nose disorder leads to sleep apnea, it can be considered serious as sleep apnea is a life threatening condition. Sleep apnea is more common for those who experience chronic nasal congestion, which may be caused by a nose disorder. Nose disorders that result from infection or inflammation are not typically considered serious.

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