A stuffy or dripping nose is the most common sign of nasal congestion.
What causes nasal congestion?
You might have allergies or a sinus infection, or you might also have the common cold. Nasal congestion is common in pregnancy because increased levels of pregnancy hormones cause blood vessels to constrict. This results in congestion and bloody noses.
Add vitamin C to your diet, and either take a hot shower or move a humidifier to your room; both may help you deal with the congestion. Decongestants in the form of pills or a saline spray can help to flush out the congestion in your nose. If your nasal congestion continues for more than a few days, talk to your healthcare provider.
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