Stuffy nose, Throat irritation: 5 Possible Causes
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What causes stuffy nose and throat irritation? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


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Rhinitis is inflammation of your nasal cavity lining. It can be allergic or nonallergic. It also may be infectious.

Allergic rhinitis can occur when you breathe in something that you're allergic to, known a...

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Allergies Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

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