Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disorder of the paranasal sinuses, characterized by four cardinal signs such as facial pain, hyposmia, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction. These symptoms persist for at least twelve successive weeks. It occurs due to nasal polyps and fungal allergy. The treatment mainly includes steroid nasal sprays, nasal saline washing, antibiotics, steroid pills, and leukotrienes like montelukast, zileuton, and zafirlukast.
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Why is there loss of smell and taste in chronic rhinitis even after medication?
Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with chronic rhinitis by an ENT doctor. I cannot sleep at night and barely eat anymore because I cannot taste or smell anything. My nose is always stuffy. I tried Neti pot, sinus irrigator, herbs, and steam inhalation. I cannot seem to find anything that helps except... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. It can be a bothersome problem in your case. Chronic rhinitis should be evaluated, and any condition causing it should be addressed specifically. If you could show me the findings of the nasal endoscopy it will be useful for me to make a de... Read Full »
What causes bumps on the pharyngeal wall?
Query: Hi doctor, I am quite worried about the bumps on the back of my throat. I am quite sensitive to dust and get sinusitis along with blocked nose and stuffed head often. Around three to four weeks back, I had small red bumps on the roof of my mouth. When I consulted with a doctor, they suggested Augmen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have very precisely described your problem with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I appreciate that. My diagnosis of your condition based on your symptoms is chronic or recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, which is causing chronic pharyngitis... Read Full »
Why do I have nasal congestion, mucus discharge from the nose and a post-nasal drip?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a complaint of nasal congestion. There is mucus discharge from the nose, or mucus drips down into the throat. I have had excessive mucus production since I was a child. I had a slight deviation of my nasal septum that was corrected through surgery. However, I still have these i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. A long-standing nasal discharge associated with a post nasal drip points towards either a nose allergy or chronic rhinosinusitis. A CT (computed tomography) scan of paranasal sinuses will help rule out chronic rh... Read Full »
Can rhinosinusitis cause cold, cough and voice hoarseness with green phlegm?
Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from cough and cold for three days now. I have a clogged nose, watery eyes, and hoarseness of voice. My phlegm has turned greenish already. I have recently been diagnosed with LPR but have done with medications though I still feel phlegm down my throat. I have taken A... Read Full »
Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need more details before I can suggest you a treatment. When were you diagnosed with LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux), and what medicines were given to you? Do you have a fever? Are you asthmatic? Do you have allergies to food and medicines? Do you have any maintenance ... Read Full »
Why do I have pain and numbness in the olfactory region with a weak sense of smell and taste?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had numbness and throbbing pain around my olfactory region with a weak sense of smell and taste for the past nine months. I consulted an ENT. He did an endoscopy and said that everything was normal. There is no inflammation or mucosa thickening. He added that it could be becaus... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for describing your medical history in detail. It is clear from your symptoms that you were suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis with eustachian tube dysfunction, and you responded well to nasal steroid rinses. In the case of chronic rhinosinusitis wit... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for chronic sinusitis.
Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic sinusitis. My father has it. It has developed into rhinosinusitis and he is unable to taste or smell now. How to prevent this from happening to me? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have allergic rhinitis. It typically occurs due to a hyper response to a certain material like dust. It presents with bouts of sneezing more at a specific time in a day. There are many other materials that can cause allergic rhinitis. They can cause itch... Read Full »
Can blowing your nose result in nosebleeds?
Query: Hi doctor, Before five days, I had a thick mucus in my nose. Due to carving of my nose, I had a wound without nosebleeds. I used Vaseline and it got stopped on the next day. But I had some mucus in my nose. They were yellowish sticky and odorous. When I tried to blow my nose, I had some bleeding ... Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether the discharge is unilateral or bilateral. Please mention whether you have any nasal blockage or any obstruction. Please mention whether you have a cold, sneezing, and tenderness in the nose. Please mention whether your sense of smell is normal. Read Full »
Why is my dust and pollen allergy not relieving even after taking medicines?
Query: Hi doctor,I got a pollen and dust allergy before three months. I am using my allergy vaccine regularly but my doctor told me that it takes some time to overcome the symptoms of allergy. I was given medications to get relief from cough and phlegm. But still, I have a cough. After taking medicines, my... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the symptoms, you have rhinosinusitis. It occurs due to inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinus. The initial symptoms are nasal obstruction. facial pain, cough, earache, nasal discharge, postnasal discharge, hyposmia, disturbed sleep, difficulty in... Read Full »
How to manage my sinus problem?
Query: Hi doctor, I have sinus issue for a year. Previously, I will have a random flare-up of 20 to 25 percent a day in both the nostrils. It seems to be fully clogged and it returns back to normal on the rest of the day. The occurrence rate has got increased in the last few months. I have constant pressu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history, you are suffering from rhinosinusitis. It is an inflammation of the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses. The symptoms are frontal headache, facial fullness, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, postnasal drip, hyposmia, decrease in concentration,... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having a funny smell in my nose for the past several weeks. Additionally, I have a yellow and orange coating on my tongue. I have gone to my ENT last week not in regards to the smell but just as a follow up. All seemed to be clear except for some swelling. Since then the smell... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you mean to say you have funny smell? You have decreased smell or increased smell or altogether a different smell? Decreased or increased smell is due to diseases of nose and anterior skull base, but different smell is usually psychological. You had sinus issues, but w... Read Full »