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Nasal Decongestant Products for Kids
Nasal congestion is one of the oldest and most common symptoms and, while for some it is a simple annoyance, for others it is a source of severe intolerance that also affects the quality of life. The causes of nasal congestion are divided into four (4) major categories, which often coexist.
1. Anatomical abnormalities
This category includes abnormalities of both the nasal pyramid (external appearance) and the nasal septum due to an injury.
The common cold, which is caused by infection with various viruses, which are transmitted mainly from the hands to the nose, causes difficulty breathing through the nose and nasal congestion, due to the release of various substances from the nasal mucosa which in turn cause tissue swelling.
Allergic rhinitis, which is an enhanced inflammatory reaction of the nose to certain substances, is distinguished into seasonal (spring and late summer) due to pollen from trees, flowers and grass, and non-seasonal that lasts all year long due to airborne fungi, in the dust of the house as well as in the epithelia of various pets (dog, cat, birds).
The nasal mucosa has a rich network of blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) which have the ability to contract and dilate. The constriction and dilation of blood vessels, which occurs due to the release of various substances in the nose, results in swelling or shrinkage of the nasal mucosa and therefore obstruction (dilation of blood vessels) or non-vasoconstriction of nasal breathing. In addition to inflammation and allergy, there are other conditions that cause swelling of the vessels of the nose and therefore the obstruction of nasal breathing such as psychological stress, hypothyroidism, pregnancy, some antihypertensive drugs and the abuse of local withdrawal nasal drops and sprays.
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