A nasal problem is a very general description of a variety of very specific problems that all hearken back to same culprit: post nasal drip. It is important not to make mistake in thinking that post nasal drip is cause of every nasal problem. It is more accurate to say that a nasal problem is result of letting post nasal drip go unchecked.
Post nasal drip is a sensation of mucous or liquid buildup in back of throat. It is very common and not very dangerous unless left unchecked. When you spot a sinus infection symptom, it probably began with ignored post nasal drip. But a sinus infection, or sinusitis, is only one kind of nasal problem. This article will describe various nasal problems, in order to provide helpful information about relationship between something as small as post nasal drip and something big enough to be called a nasal problem.
The following are considered sinus infection symptoms which indicate onset of a nasal problem, and they generally begin with post nasal drip:
Nasal congestions begin if post nasal drip is left unchecked as it accumulates. Because throat and nose are so closely connected, accumulation of liquid and mucous can move into nasal passages creating blockage. This is a minor nasal problem that could easily become a major one.
As blockage remains, nasal problem becomes greater. The sinus pressure itself is not a result of blockage; it is more result of blockage remaining a stagnant pool in nasal passages. Those pools of accumulation become infested with bacteria, which will lead to a bigger nasal problem.