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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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 »

How to get rid of symptoms due to allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms are watery eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, and runny nose with transparent fluid coming out of my nose. It gets worse when I have something from the refrigerator but I am sure it is not common cold. What other doctors diagnosed was that I have got allergic rhinitis. I feel f...  Read Full »


Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned are of allergic rhinitis. But it is just not sneezing and watering of eyes. It causes major complications in your body starting from sinusitis to asthma which becomes permanent to your life. We have to curb it in its initial stages. Fi...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for newborn avoiding breasts while feeding?

Query: Hello doctor, My three months baby is avoiding breast while feeding. Is there any other option to make her drink breast milk without direct feeding?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumeet Sharma

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can express breast milk (either manually or by using a breast pump) and give that milk to the baby using a spoon. But the reason for avoiding breastfeeding needs to be evaluated. Nose block is a common cause for refusal to feed. If the child is having a nose bloc...  Read Full »

How can I stop sneezing in the morning with stuffy nose?

Query: Hello doctor, At night time while sleeping, the nasal passage of mine gets blocked. This results in the stuffy nose in the morning once I get up in the morning and I had to continuously sneeze for a long time in the morning hours. Whenever I take Cetrizine, or Levocetirizine, or L-Montas tablets at...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your symptoms of nasal congestion and sneezing you are likely to be suffering from allergic rhinitis. One thing that is prime importance is avoidance of allergens. Then there is also the role of steroids. Since you are diabetic, systemic steroids are better ...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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, 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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ver...  Read Full »

My sinus problem is aggravating my tinnitus. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had tinnitus for five to seven years now. I had suffered a lot during the initial years as there was no solution and doctors had to control using anti-depressants. I am on a regular low dose of Escitalopram even now. My tinnitus is a very shrill sound and has no trigger or cause a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your tinnitus problem could be due to sinusitis, which blocks the eustachian tube and causes tinnitus. But if the tinnitus is due to sinus problem it should subside with decongestants, etc. In your case, I do not think so that your ear problem is due to sinusitis. To...  Read Full »

When is sinus surgery indicated?

Query: Hi doctor, I snore and wake up tired daily. Sometimes, my nose is runny all day. I have attached my CT report for your reference. I just wanted to know if surgery necessary. Will it benefit me? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. Your CT scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) concludes that you have retention cyst inside both maxillary sinuses and the right frontal sinus. Retention cysts form when fluid collections in the sinuses get covered with a mucu...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to dilate an obstructed nose without surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 3 weeks old and she has a problem with her right nose. She cannot breathe and the physicians said me that it is an obstruction but not an imperforation. The physicians tried to aspire and the secretions are gelatin. The secretion is bacteriologically negative. The next ste...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the details you have provided it seems like unilateral choanal atresia (blockage of nasal passage). Choanal atresia can be unilateral or bilateral also can be bony or membranous. It is a congenital problem that is from birth.  In unilateral, if membranous then we ne...  Read Full »

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