Q. What can be done to relieve blocked nose at night?

Answered by
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 18, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am a 73-year-old male. Due to nostril blockages at night, my sleep is limited to around two hours at a time. I then turn over and the other nostril blocks and get around two hours of sleep. I use an inhaler which works for a short while. Please advise what I can do. I usually get around four and half hours of broken sleep a night.

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for your query. I understand your concerns.

The nasal block is a common issue, and it is usually due to allergy and increase in the winter season.Also, there is Aspirin-induced nasal block and it should be excluded.

I suggest Physiomer nasal spray before bedtime. You can use Otrivin (Xylometazoline 0.025%) nasal drops from time to time, and it is very effective.

Do you have any allergic conditions? Please revert for more details.

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