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 to cure the blocked nose after septoplasty and turbinoplasty?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty four days before. I have an appointment after 15 days to remove the internal nose splints and sutures. I am using a nasal spray. However, I feel like they have moved from their place and blocked one nostril, making me sniff to clear it. Would you ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a possibility that the splints have mobilized and blocked your nose. This is a normal phenomenon. But the more common possibility is that splints are causing increased nasal secretions. They are a foreign entity to our human body, and whenever a foreign ...  Read Full »

How to cure the chest congestion, nose block, and cough in me after a recent weather change?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chest congestion and nose block leading to the formation of a thick yellow mucus when I wake up in the morning. This started after a recent weather change in my city and I have this problem for a week now. I have not taken any medication yet. I do not have any other health is...  Read Full »


Dr. Murali R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following medications: Alex cough syrup (a combination of Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, and Chlorpheniramine) 10 ml, after food, morning and night till the cough subside and your chest congestion is relieved. Tablet Levocetirizine for cold, after food,...  Read Full »

My baby has a steady fever, even after taking Paracetamol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My four month old baby weighs 7 kg. He has a 100-degree fever since today noon. I had given 4 ml of 125 g Paracetamol syrup. But the temperature is still at 100.   Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue giving the 4 ml Paracetamol syrup, every four to six hours if there is a fever. It will take an hour or two for the temperature to normalize. If fever is nearing 102 F, give Ibuprofen 70 mg. It is most likely to be a viral fever. So, if the baby is a...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for loss of hearing in right ear alone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male, and I have been feeling an ear blocking sensation for the past two weeks. I also have a slight loss of hearing at times in my right ear. Although it is mostly in my right ear, sometimes the sensation alternates to my left. It feels as though the sound is not comin...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The symptoms described by you match with otitis media with effusion of the said ear. In this problem, mucus accumulates behind the eardrum causing some loss of hearing, fullness, and mild dizziness. It follows after an attack of nose block and throat pain.When we examine...  Read Full »

My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

Why do my symptoms recur when I stop taking Prednisone?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken Prednisone for over 10 years now, and the side effects are high on me with more weight gain. I started taking this drug 15 years back after I had surgery on my nasal cavity for growth in my nose. This drug helps me when I am having a breathing problem, nasal conjure, and cough...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Long-term intake of tablet Prednisolone is not advisable as it has many side effects. First, consult with your physician to confirm the problem. It may be turbinate hypertrophy or seasonal asthma or allergic bronchitis or lower respiratory tract infection, etc. Unti...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged turbinates in the right nostril. I have fatigue with some gut issues. My nose is stuffy with clear discharge. From this, what would recommend for me and how much to be taken? I have these issues for the past two months and I feel hard to sleep.   Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have difficulty while sleeping at night. It suggests that you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Your weight seems to be high. You need to do a complete physical examination before reaching a definitve diagnosis. I suggest you reduce your weight and sl...  Read Full »

Will a prolonged nose block suspective of sinus problem?

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 icliniq.com. 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 ac...  Read Full »

I have breathing difficulty with cold while lying down. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I do not know what happened, but I stopped being able to breathe the last night. It was terrifying. My nose was stuffed up and I have been trying to get over the cold for almost 16 days now. I was laying on my back and had a dream (it was not scary at all). During the dream, I realized tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most probable explanation is nasal stuffiness and especially during sleep it makes one choked. While awake and mobile nasal stuffiness decreases and we tend to breathe through the mouth, which is not always during sleep. It can happen again if nasal stuffiness is not...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter gets a recurrent runny nose. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old daughter has got running nose. But, there is no fever or chest block. This is the second time in this month. She sleeps with little noise from the nose. Is it dangerous for 2 years 3 months old to get a running nose? Can blocked nose cause the child to choke at night?...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few points to be noted here. When the nose is blocked, air entry is achieved through the mouth which stays open. So, there is no choking with blocked nose. However, this may disturb the sleep of the child. Recurrent episodes of a cough and cold without fever,...  Read Full »

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