Medicine that gives tempory relief from a stuffy or blocked nose during cold, sinusitis, hay fever or allergies is called a decongestant. They are commercially available as nasal sprays, tablets or capsules, syrups, and powder. The common decongestants used are Oxymetazoline, Phenylephrine, and Pseudoephedrine.
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What is nasal septal deviation with spur formation?
Query: Hi doctor, Over six months I have had what was thought to be an epidermoid cyst at the end of the right side of my nose. I have taken antibiotics on a regular basis as there is redness, swelling and tenderness in the area when inflamed. Approximately 2 weeks ago this cyst on my nose became very inf... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It means there is obstruction to your sinus drainage because of a deviated nasal septum with spur and concha bullosa, leading to recurrent sinusitis. Due to retained secretions in the paranasal sinuses there is infection and headache. Nasal septum deviation to the right... Read Full »
Why did I get blood when I blew my nose?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past five days, I have been having quite a bit of blood come up in my mucus when I blow my nose. My sinuses are sore and puffy. Today, my right cheek and right side of my nose have gone numb and tingling. Kindly help me. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history provided and image provided, it is blood stained discharge with mucus. Hence, the possibility of acute sinusitis or rhinitis is present. Your workup should be done as follow. Rhinoscopy nose examination, PNS x-ray (paranasal sinus), CBC (... Read Full »
Is there any other way besides nasal spray to relieve my congested nose daily?
Query: Hi doctor, From the past 3 or 4 years, my nose has been reliant on nose sprays. I wake up, and I am congested. I go through my day, and I am congested. My sinuses feel like they swell up. I do not have a runny nose. It is just swelling. I do not believe it is allergies because I would take Benadryl ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic usage of decongestants leads to a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. This will cause an increase in symptoms, in spite of treatment. Gradually taper and stop the decongestants therapy, as it will be harmful you further. Continue with tablet Dazit (Desl... Read Full »
Do my ear and throat hurt due to bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract?
Query: Hi doctor,I had a bacterial infection in my upper GI tract that hurt my throat and ears. My ears were constantly popping, and my hearing was off. I took two weeks of antibiotics, and the main symptoms have disappeared, but I still do not feel 100 %. Is it normal after having a throat and ear infecti... Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. The problem you are facing is catarrhal inflammation of the eustachian tube, which has developed secondary to residual upper respiratory tract inflammation. The eustachian tube ventilates the nose and the ear. In a situation where it does not func... Read Full »
What could be the reason behind my feverless dry cough that gets aggravated after meals?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male who has developed a dry cough with no fever. I have had it for a few months. It mostly happens in the evenings and almost certainly happens after I have eaten. I also find myself clearing my throat a lot. I am currently being investigated for left side abdominal... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq,com. You are having a dry cough which is pointing toward an allergic cough. You can try to take turmeric powder with milk daily for dry cough. Decongestants like Montelukast can be prescribed by your doctor. I suggest you consult an allergic specialist doctor for your ph... Read Full »
I have a weird sensation in my ear. How can I clear this?
Query: Hello doctor,I have two problems. The first is I have a weird sensation in my right ear like as if cold air is passing or cold water is coming out from the ear. But, there is nothing like that since the last one week. Probably, it started after cleaning my ear one week back. May I know what is it? T... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Because of the changes in air pressure in flights, the middle ear which is a closed cavity also will have some pressure changes. So, you need to protect your ears during a flight. So, you will feel a popping sensation in your ear which is worse when you have a cold or... Read Full »
Is Levocetirizine sufficient to cure nasal congestion and cough?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the proble... Read Full »
I need help for my rebound nasal congestion.
Query: Hi doctor, I am here to get help for rebound nasal congestion. Two years ago, I started using Oxymetazoline nasal spray for mild allergy. I continued using it because I thought my allergy is persistent. Recently, I realized that my problem is not an allergy but addiction to nasal spray. My symptom... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You suffer from a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. As you have rightly understood, it is due to the prolonged uninhibited use of nasal decongestants. Repeated use of the same causes decongestion temporarily followed by rebound congestion inside the nose. ... Read Full »
Is it possible to avoid surgery in case of a nose block and enlarged nasal bone in my friend?
Query: Hi doctor, My friend has been diagnosed with acute sinusitis. He underwent CT scan of the sinuses and was recommended surgery due to blocked nose and enlargement of the nasal bone. Please recommend if surgery can be avoided. I have attached his CT scan report. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Surgery is not absolutely essential. A three weeks course of antibiotics along with nasal decongestants can be tried. Based on the relief from symptoms, the f... Read Full »
Query: Hello Doctor, For the last 3-4 years I have been getting occasional autophony. This usually occurs during physical exercises like running etc., or when in college or when I am with my friends. It is very irritating to listen to my own voice echoing in the ear and also I do hear my own heart beat a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your entire history and understood your problem. Autophony is the unusual hearing of one's own voice and even breathing sounds. You have two issues:- Patulous Eustachian Tube and, OME (Otitis Media with Effusion) which is on and off fluid collection in th... Read Full »