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Is a stuffy nose a type of nose disorder?

A stuffy nose, also known as nasal congestion, is not so much a type of nose disorder as it is a symptom of a nose disorder. Nose disorders are caused by structural damage or by infection or inflammation. When the nose is irritated from any of these conditions, nasal congestion may result from the swollen blood vessels and nasal tissue.

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