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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Is the ability to sneeze, related to the brainstem?

Query: Hi doctor, Thank you for reading my question. Since last week, I have been entirely unable to sneeze. While I have gotten the urge to sneeze many times, I cannot complete the act. In other words, I experience the 'ah' but not the 'choo.' I am very concerned, as I have never had this before. I have r...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The absence of 'choo' prt of sneeze indicates that there is not enugh stimulation of mucosa in your nose. It could be anything like the receptors in your nose are obstructed by some kind of secretion. It is also possible t...  Read Full »

Are nasal block and and continuous sneezing symptoms of allergic rhinits or nasal poyp?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is blocked partly, one side is opened and the other side is blocked. It has been a long time like more than 10 years. When I consulted a doctor before they concluded that it is allergic rhinitis. I sneeze multiple times in one shot, like three to four times. When I consulted ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let us look at your problems in a systematic way. Nose block on and off and on different sides each time sounds more like a rhinitis problem. If it were deviated nasal septum then the block will be predominantly on one side. Such a block will not be that easily relie...  Read Full »

I have a runny nose, and my mucus is yellow in color. Is it because of the daily exposure to a very cold air conditioner?

Query: Hello doctor, Does daily exposure to a very cold air conditioner cause sinusitis and colored mucus in the nose? I feel freezing from the air conditioner, leading to repeated nose blockage. Initially, I used to have a running nose, but now the mucus color has turned yellow. Can the repeated exposure ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, some air conditioners act as a home for bacteria. This bacteria can harm your respiratory system turning the color of the mucus yellow. I think that now you need an antibiotic course to eradicate the bacterial infection, and you have to clean the air filters of yo...  Read Full »

My nose is blocked, and I am having trouble sleeping. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my sleep. I have been unable to sleep comfortably for a few days because I believe my left nostril is blocked, and I feel like my heart is beating slowly. I want to get some rest since I am exhausted. So kindly help me in resolving this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been experiencing shortness of breath when trying to sleep. You also get the sensation that your left nostril is obstructed and that your heartbeats are irregular. Orthopnea is the sensation of being out ...  Read Full »

I am getting sick frequently in the cold weather. What can I do to protect myself?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have had an intolerance toward cold weather. As a result, I fall sick regularly, so I have to carry nasal decongestants with me all the time, as I have a blocked nose most of the time. Is there any permanent solution for this? Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From your history and description, there is a possibility of allergic rhinitis. I suggest Fluticasone nasal spray. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is netipot steam inhalation dangerous for sensitive nasal passage and ETD?

Query: Hello doctor, First of all, I have an anxiety disorder so I got shaken up by bad news a lot and I just want to ask you about this. I am afraid of this and please can you give me an answer that does not scare me more. I have had sensitive nasal passages and mild ETD for about 12 years. I get very...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the detailed history. First of all, netipot nasal washes are a great way to keep your nose and sinuses clean, this method is used in India from ancient times it is a part of yoga practice. Now you can understand that neti pot washes what was used centuries...  Read Full »

Why is my nose runny and stuffy at the same time?

Query: Hello,This is a strange condition. My nose is runny, but it is stuffy when I try to pull in the fluid. Why is it so? I have not had any flu symptoms apart from this. It is pissing me off. I cannot bow down to do some work. It is embarrassing to go in public. Prescribe me some nose drops to get rid o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can use an oral antihistamine once daily to stop a runny nose. I suggest getting a CT (computed tomography) scan for the nose and sinuses to exclude any skull base defects leaking cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Thank you.  Read Full »

I am a breastfeeding mom, and I have had a cold for the last four days. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am mom of two kids, 12-year-old and 2-years-old. I am still feeding the younger one. I have had a cold for the last four days. There is no fever and no sore throat. Just cold, sneezing, one blocked nostril, feeling like mucus is chocked in the upper respiratory system in the nose-th...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such acute discomfort. You have mentioned sneezing and unilateral nasal blockage for four days as the main complaints. However, you do not have any sore throat or fever. This is the common cold or acute allergic rhinitis. Coller ...  Read Full »

My nose heavy with mucus in the winters. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have experienced this in the past summer a thick rubbery gooey type of mucus in my nose stuck inside for a few days, and after some time, I can expel it by blowing. Another one has formed after the weather changed and is stuck in my left nostril. I am unable to blow it out, and it cau...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello. Welcome to These are mucus plugs that form due to sinusitis in winter weather. These are normal physiological phenomena and nothing of concern. However, if they disturb you, you can visit an otorhinolaryngologist, and the doctor can extract them out with forceps within a fe...  Read Full »

Does Montelukast given for nasal congestion cause mental side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I visited an ENT Doctor for my persistent nasal congestion. He found out some issues with my internal nasal anatomy, but he said that it is not much deviated and can be managed by medications. He prescribed furoate nasal steroid spray for one month and tablet Odimont-LC for 20 days. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Actually, tablet Ondimont-LC is a combination of Levocetirizine and Montelukast, an anti-allergic and excellent drug for allergic rhinitis. So I suggest you use this drug. All the nasal congestion and runny noses are caused by allergies such ...  Read Full »

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