Relationship between subjective nasal stuffiness and nasal patency measured by acoustic rhinometry

Am J Rhinol. 2001 Nov-Dec;15(6):403-5.


Nasal geometry measured by acoustic rhinometry was compared with the subjective sensation of nasal stuffiness in healthy subjects before and after provocation with histamine. The correlation was poor at rest, but it was significant after histamine provocation in children and adults. It is easier to find a relationship between subjective and objective nasal obstruction afer inducing congestion. (American Journal of

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child Welfare
  • Female
  • Histamine / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasal Cavity / physiology*
  • Nasal Obstruction / chemically induced
  • Nasal Obstruction / diagnosis*
  • Nasal Provocation Tests
  • Prospective Studies
  • Reference Values
  • Rest
  • Rhinometry, Acoustic*
  • Sex Factors
  • Statistics as Topic


  • Histamine