Why do our noses get clogged and why is it so difficult to unclog them?

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Why do our noses get clogged and why is it so difficult to unclog them?

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Not an expert here, but I have always believd that the “clogged” sensation is caused by the swollen mucus producing area in your nose.
In other words there is nothing to “unclog” really

I’m not sure why they get clogged in general but I did read on ELI5 once that one nostril is always more clogged than the other because of the ‘contact time’ for smells. Some smells need to be in the nose longer to fully register and are slowed down by the mucus for that to happen!
Thought it was pretty interesting.