Blocked Nose

When the blood vessels in the nasal cavity get inflamed, it results in a blocked nose. The common causes include allergies, hay fever, sinusitis, respiratory tract infection, nasal polyps, and environmental irritants.

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Why is my nose blocked even if I do not have a cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My nose is blocked without cold. I have phlegm at the back of my throat and I need to clear my throat often. I am experiencing this for five days now and I have trouble while breathing through the nose. I cannot go to the hospital now due to the pandemic. Before getting these symptoms, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a stuffy nose and it can occur due to allergies or common cold or due to infection related to sinusitis. The phlegm in the throat can occur due to postnasal drip. If you do not have a fever or facial tenderness or headache, then it can be noninfectious sinusiti...  Read Full »

Why do I get right-sided headaches when I look down with a runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache on the right side. My nose on the right side is blocked and water is coming out. Sometimes I have sneezing. When I look down it becomes full and I have pain. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from sinusitis. The sinus that surrounds the nose secrete mucus and it is secreted into the nose. Pain near the nasal bone and headache are symptoms of sinusitis. Please mention the duration of these symptoms, any episodes of fever, describe the na...  Read Full »

Why do I get nose block on the right side even after turbinoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty under general anesthesia six months ago. I had them because when I lay down to sleep, whichever side I was sleeping on would swell up completely. The amount of pressure was so extreme that it was impossible to get more than 3.5 to 4 hours of sleep...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the details sent by you. It would be better if you can send me the pre-operative and post-operative CT scan pictures. A repeat nasal surgery is not so commonly required unless the patient develops sinusitis or nasal polyps. As per your details, it seems ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment options for chronic sinusitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from nasal blockage for the past 1.5 months. Generally, I have cold and cough problems from past 10 to 12 years, which becomes worse during the weather change. Earlier, I had breathing problem, but have been experiencing nose blockage now. The nose will be blocked from bo...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An ENT doctor would have advised you to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. Surgery is the treatment of choice , because your problem seems to be chronic (from longer duration). If you do not want surgery, then you can take nasal spray (a combination...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife is suffering from cough and nose block. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 26 weeks pregnant and she is suffering from cold and cough for the past two days. Also, she is having a chronic nose block from her 12th week and using nasal spray for relief. She is finding it very hard to sleep for the past two days because of continuous cough. Her cough is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any infection is not good for pregnant women. Please confirm if your wife has any fever. Meanwhile, you can take the following measures to help her feel comfortable: Dabur Honitus cough syrup two teaspoons thrice a day. Honitus ginger cough lozenges once in two hours. Giv...  Read Full »

Please suggest medications to control my blocked nose, ear pain and itchy eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sinusitis problem for a very long time, and recently I had tooth decay as well. The doctor I consulted earlier suggested root canal treatment, but I am yet to go for that. My problem right now is I have a blocked nose, mild inner ear pain, sore throat, and sometimes cough. No ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from sinusitis, tooth decay, blocked nose, earache, sore throat, cough, and itchy eyes. You can take the medications as follows:- Tablet Azee 500 mg 0+0+1 for 7-10 days, tablet Al...  Read Full »

What would you recommend for a stuffy nose, resulting in sleep difficulties?

Query: I have enlarged turbinates in my right nostril. I have adrenal fatigue and some gut issues as a result. My nose is stuffy quite a lot with occasional clear discharge. With this what would you recommend and how much to take? This has been going on for about 2 months and it is really hard to sleep/...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello hope you're feeling better! Your presenting complaints of difficulty sleeping at night suggests that you might be suffering from Obstructive sleep apnea! As your weight is also quite high. You need to under go complete physical examination and history before reaching definitive diagnosis. ...  Read Full »

Why do my symptoms recur when I stop taking Prednisone?

Query: How do I stop the intake of Prednisone? I've taken this drugs for over 10yrs now and the side effects are high on me. More of Weight Gain, please how do I stop it? I started taking this drugs and it's equivalent 15 years back after I had a surgery on my nasal cavity for a growth in my nose. This dru...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear long term intake of prednisolone is not advisable. Yes it may have many side effects. First you have to get consult with your physician to confirm the what problem it is. It may be turbinate hypertrophy or seasonal asthma or allergic bronchitis or lower respiratory tract infection etc....  Read Full »

How can recurrent cold with blocked nose be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I keep getting mild cold on regular basis for years now especilly in morning and have blocked nose on one side and pain near the eye brows, I am allergic to dust but nowadays. I wear mask but still I get cold, I get okay in 1or 2 days after taking steam. I have started taking some hom...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you provide more details as to the problems you are facing? 1. Is the nose block always on one side? Which side is it? 2. Is there associated reduced sense of smell or nasal discharge? 3. Is the brow pain also on the same side as nose block? 4. Is there ...  Read Full »

How do I cure my sore throat and blocked nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a sore throat in the morning and partial blockage of one of the nostrils during day time. There is some amount of nose coming out when pushed heavily. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zirwa Sarfraz

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could just be seasonal allergies. Do you have any fever, cough, headache with it as well? If you are not experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms then just do gargles with warm water with salt and preferably with Enziclor mouthwash (or any other antibacte...  Read Full »

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