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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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I am suffering from blocked and running nose inspite of having medicines. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from blocked nose and continues running nose since yesterday. Yellow plam coming out with cough with little pain in the center bone. Now consumed Deflazacort tablet and using Otrizon drops yet no relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Nilotpal Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chronic nasal obstruction should be evaluated thoroughly there may be many reasons like chronic rhinosinusitis, deviated septum, allergy, etc. A diagnostic nasal endoscopy, CT scan nose, and PNS and blood tests like eosinophil count, absolute eosinophil count, IgE ha...  Read Full »

I have blocked nose for last seven days. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years female with 5'5" in height and 60 kg weight. My nose is closed by cough for the past seven days. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you may have a viral upper respiratory tract infection. The nasal congestion can be relieved by, 1. Saline nasal drops (Nasoclear) one drop in each nostril as often as needed. If the obstruction is severe, then try Nasivion or Otrovin (Oxymetazoline)...  Read Full »

I have a disturbed sleep and morning drowsiness. Pease help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old and self-employed. I do not have much work for the last few months as I have reduced my business for a gradual retirement. I go to bed at about 10 PM. I get up once in between for urination. Most of the day, in the last few months, my sleep gets disturbed at about 4 AM a...  Read Full »

Dr. Duraikannan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You are suffering from two problems. One is nasal block and the other is sleep disturbance, which may be insomnia. You can stop Xaria plus (combination of Montelukast and Fexofenadine). Instead of that you can take Flutiflo-FT - F...  Read Full »

My fever subsided with little nose block and no difficulty in breathing. Am I in good shape?

Query: Hi doctor, All day I been have constant worry thinking something is wrong with me. I had a fever last week but all symptoms are finished. The only thing I feel I have is when I breathe through the nose it feels 5% blocked but I can breathe fine. Since the day I got unwell I have been feeling I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concerns are valid in light of the current pandemic related to Coronavirus infection. The good news is that your symptoms have improved significantly and you can breathe much better than what you were feeling before. You also do not have any fever or shortness o...  Read Full »

My nose is consistently blocked and runny. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 6 inches, and my weight is around 60 kg. I have had a problem with my nose for the past two years. Currently, I am not taking any medicine. I have a blocked and runny nose at the same time. Whenever I eat food or go in the wind of a fan or AC...  Read Full »

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Sehrawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have an allergy to external allergens like dust, pollens, powder, perfume, etc. All these trigger an inflammatory reaction that produces temporary blockage in the nose and respiratory tract, along with secretion, which tries to clear the allergens from the body i...  Read Full »

Why is there no relief in chronic nasal congestion even after using medicine and sprays?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic nasal congestion for a longer period, roughly ten years. I got a blood test done before six years. Flagged for pteronyssinus *26.64kU/L* Class V and farinae Mite *18.76kU/L* and doctor prescribed Zyrtec. At first I will get mild relief and it will not last more than an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello TimThe test says you are allergic to the two species of house dust mites. While it's true that you need antiallergic medicines, haven't you been explained about sufficient precautions to avoid allergies ? Allergen avoidance is the first and foremost technique to get rid of allergies. You must ...  Read Full »

Why do I have nose blockage with mucus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have asthma but not a lot. It comes and goes. I take Flexotide (fluticasone propionate in the non-CFC propellant HFA 134a) inhaler as a preventer. I also have used Detacartil ( Prednisolone(5.0 Mg) antibiotic for chest congestion at the start of last month. Since the last two weeks, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nasal congestion is aggravated by polyps as they cause blocked nasal pathways mechanically. Endoscopy is necessary to understand at what extent the polyps are enlarged to decide for the best treatment strategy. Mucus is trapped and should be on its way to get cleared...  Read Full »

I have chronic cough and cold with high total IgE. What is the diagnosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I am having chronic idiopathic pancreatitis. I am regularly on Agna 25000 three times, and Cretox CP three times a day.My problem are cold and cough for two years approximately. Almost four to five days a week. Even sleeping under the fan my nose gets blocked i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are happy to help you. I understand that you have these complaints for a few years. It most probably is a manifestation of allergic rhinitis. The total IgE in serum is just an indication of the allergy status at the time of taking the blood sample. It is not very...  Read Full »

Why do I have a nose block problem for the past month?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem of nose block for the past one month and I suspect this as sinus. I have done a CT scan. Please advise on treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have allergic rhinitis along with a benign nasal polyp which is usually seen in patients with prolonged allergic rhinitis. You have also sinusitis associated with it. Polyps are usually removed surgically. I suggest taking Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid...  Read Full »

A 5-year-old boy has fever, cough, and blocked nose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, A 5-year-old boy has intermittent fever, muscle pain, cough, and blocked nose for the past four days. The temperature is shooting up during nights and is normal during the day time. The blood test results are: 1. CPK 23056 U/L. 2. SGOT 513 U/L. 3. Leptospira IgM and dengue IgM tests in...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reports and history are suggestive of some viral etiology probably, however, it is advisable to do a blood culture also to rule out bacterial etiology. In the meantime, I would advise starting Ceftriaxone to be on the safer side along with proper iv (intravenous)...  Read Full »

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