Nasal Allergy

Nasal allergy is caused due to exposure to allergens such as wind-borne pollen, mold, dust mites, and pests. The common symptoms are runny nose, watery discharge, stuffy nose, sneezing, red and watery eyes. It is managed by taking nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines.

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I have nasal blockage on one side of my nose which gets better with exercise. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing blockage on one side of my nose for one year. However, when I do work out, the blockage clears. Now the symptoms are worsening, and I could not sleep properly.Kindly help me with this.   Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello,Welcome to on the clinical information you have shared, you most likely have hypertrophic inferior turbinates. There might also be a slight deviation of the nasal septum. The fact that the nasal obstruction clears with exercise is reassuring because usually with changes in bl...  Read Full »

My son was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids. Is surgical removal necessary?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is diagnosed with adenoid. I would like to have a second opinion on the status of his adenoids. I am sharing the x-ray with you. I appreciate any help you can provide.  Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have gone through the x-rays (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity); the first x-ray is the x-ray nasopharynx lateral view taken to grade the adenoids, and the grade would be II to III. Meaning that it is causing about 50 to 75 % obstruction in the back...  Read Full »

What does nasal congestion without fever, cough or headache indicate in a vaccinated person?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old male. For the last 20 days, I have nasal congestion. I took steam, Cetrizine and Paracetamol tablet, and Bromhexine twice a day, along with Otrivin nasal spray. But no long-term relief. It reduces congestion when I am outdoor in the heat but comes back when in AC. I ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Rufiat Kazi

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I suggest you stop steam inhalation and Bromhexine. Instead of tablet Cetirizine (antihistamine), I suggest you take tablet Allegra 120 mg (Fexofenadine hydrochloride) once a day in the morning for five days. And please use Nasoclear drops (saline nasal drops) i...  Read Full »

I have recurring nosebleeds for over two months now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring nose bleeds for two months. Before pandemics, I had a large blood clot of 5 to 6 inches. After a week, I saw a dry blood clot again about three inches. I took an X-ray before pandemics. The doctor told me it was sinusitis. Even after taking medications, I have the same...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are various reasons to have nose bleeding at your age. Accelerated hypertension is one of the causes. It is better to check your blood pressure every three hours. It can occur at any time suddenly. When the blood pressure shoots up, you start to have a torrential ...  Read Full »

Why do I have ear pain and feel like the whole head is blocked?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from ear pain, and a kind of the whole head is blocked like sensation. The left and right ears are blocked with some air or water-like state. I have this ear pain for four days gradually on the same pain note. I have taken Aceclofenac with Paracetamol and Amoxicillin. I...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you have developed what we call a eustachian tube catarrh. This tube ventilates both the nose and the ear and can get blocked due to allergy or sinusitis or any upper respiratory infection such as common flu. If you have allergic issues, it has to be adequ...  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 »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Can allergic post-nasal drip result in the enlargement of one tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. I am asking questions due to my curiosity. When I was a child of eight years, I had problems with my tonsils where one of my tonsil being bigger than the other. The doctor suggested me to remove the tonsils but the other doctor told me that surgery is not required for th...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing to be worried about. There are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled for undergoing tonsillectomy. Mostly, the surgeons follow the guidelines given by SIGN (Scottish intercollegiate guideline network) or AAOHNS (American association of otolaryngolo...  Read Full »

I have loss of smell and taste sensation. Is it due to COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, For as long as I can remember I have had a deviated septum which resulted in me not being able to breathe through my nose at all. I got a septorhinoplasty done three years back and a month after the surgery I was able to breathe through my nose and smell. It has been three years and...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You did not mention use of any medication. I am assuming that you are not using any medication now. It appears you have nasal allergy which can create nasal block and other associated symptoms. For COVID-19 also one of the symptoms is loss of smell and taste.  Read Full »

I cannot breathe in spite of asthma medicines. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 35 years old but I cannot breathe properly. Either I have to take nebulizer with Duolin or Borecort or Asthalene inhaler. But I am not satisfied with all these medicines. Kindly suggest. I got an asthma attack 13 years back.   Read Full »

Dr. Harsha D. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your asthma symptoms are not under control, an evaluation will be necessary to know the reason. Change in inhalers will be necessary. We need to evaluate what all things you are allergic to and those have to be avoided. I see that your weight is 92 kg. Weight redu...  Read Full »

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