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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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My daughter finds it difficult to fall asleep. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My six year old girl is showing unusual behavior from the last few weeks. She has a problem in sleeping. She says that she could not sleep. Sometimes, she wakes up after two hours of sleep and starts crying. It will last for at least two hours, and then she again goes to sleep. She says h...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you along with your child are going through tough time. The weight of your child is a little bit more than expected for that age. Encourage her to play outdoor games and do regular exercises. Avoid watching television or movies that have an impact on he...  Read Full »

There are inflamed nasal swellings and ear plugs. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I apologize for the long message, but I am a concerned mom. I have two sons (ages 3 and 5) and both of them and I have been experiencing chronic sinus or ear issues for the past several months. Their pediatrician has referred us to ENT since she does not know what it is. Both boys (and...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to not stop Zyrtec (Cetirizine) and nasal corticosteroid spray. The polluted environment around you can harm your children badly. I think that the black plug inside your son's ear is a fungal infection. You need a topical antifungal drop for five days, then the ENT speciali...  Read Full »

I am experiencing lower chest pain. I took a TB IGRA test, which came back positive. However, the sputum test was negative. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently took a TB IGRA test, and the result came back positive. I consulted with a local doctor and underwent a sputum test, which turned out negative. After researching online, I realized that I might have latent tuberculosis, where the bacteria are inside the body but in a dormant ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your TB IGRA (tuberculosis interferon-gamma release assay) report has tested positive, and it is fortunate that the sputum test yielded a negative result. The next step would be to undergo a chest X-ray. If the chest X-ray indicates a positiv...  Read Full »

I have nasal polyps and I cannot sleep. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ear, nose, and throat infection. I took antibiotics for the sinus infection with no benefits. And I have a polyp in my left nostril, which I noticed over a year ago. I visited a doctor for it, but she could not comment on the polyp due to the infection, but she said I might nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Take Azithromycin (antibiotic) 500 mg one tablet orally once daily for five days. 2. Take Levofloxacin (antibiotic) 500 mg one tablet orally every 12 h...  Read Full »

I had septoplasty, but now my right nostril is blocked. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my septoplasty last year, which improved my nose blockage by 90 percent, but every night while sleeping, one side of my nose is still blocked. I used to sleep in a fixed position on the right side, and mostly the right side of my nose is blocked. I also have allergic rhinitis. Kin...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that post septoplasty, you have nose blockage. But, as you said, mostly it is on the right only. My questions are: 1. Are you sure that the other side has no obstruction because alternating nasal obstruction will usually be due to allergic rhinitis? 2. Al...  Read Full »

Why do I have allergic reactions from various triggers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an allergic reaction whenever I drink cold water, go out in the rain, expose myself to the cold breeze, or take a cold water bath. I get relief with cetirizine.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from vasomotor rhinitis. It is slightly different from allergic rhinitis. To be sure we need to get more details: Does rhinitis get triggered when you inhale dusty and polluted air? Does it worsen when you go close to flowers and pollen? Doe...  Read Full »

I have noseblocks, sinus pain, and ear whistling. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My nose is blocked most of the time, and it gets cleared if I put Otrivin drops. However, I do not prefer to use it as I am afraid I will get dependent on it. My sinus also hurts especially if I bite hard. On a side note, I have been experiencing ear whistles for the past two years. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any nasal obstruction is mainly due to two reasons. First, it can be the anatomical and functional causes. The anatomical cause could be a nasal septal deviation or turbinate hypertrophy, which has to be examined in person by an ENT specialist. Functional reasons inclu...  Read Full »

Why do I have breathing difficulty and a blocked nose?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I feel difficulty in breathing. I eat healthy food, doing exercise, and runing daily, and I do not feel any problems at that time. I do not feel any pain in my heart or lungs, but for two to three days, sometimes my nose is blocked due to a cold. I want to know if this is a seri...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly get your EKG (electrocardiogram) done to rule out if you have any cardiac problems. Doing exercise is best, do not stop it. I would like to congratulate you on that. Do 30 minutes of walking or brisk walking and exercise daily. Do yoga and meditation. Eat good fo...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for intermittent fever, cough and blocked nose in a 5-year-old boy?

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 »

My 3-weeks-old son has chest congestion and a blocked nose. What is the treatment for the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a boy who is 3 weeks old. He has chest congestion, and his nose is blocked. He had somewhat difficulty breathing today. I want to know the best and safest way to treat my son. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As your baby is just 3 weeks old and having some breathing difficulty, you need to closely watch him for his breathing. If he is otherwise active and feeding well, I suggest Normal Saline nasal drops, two drops in each ...  Read Full »

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