Should I be worried about catching a cold frequently due to a swollen turbinate blocking the nasal cavity?
Please see the answer
Turbinates are normal bony structures covered with mucosal lining in both sides of the nose.
The mucosal lining may get swollen in case of inflammation in the nose due to allergies or infection. Sometimes, even after the infection or allergy is relieved, still the mucosal over the turbinate remains swollen. Its treatment needs to be done only if it is causing symptoms like a nasal blockage. Otherwise, no treatment needs to be done.
Hope this answers your question.
Dr. Riddhi Shah, ENT Specialist