Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion is when the nose feels stuffy due to swelling of the blood vessels caused by excess fluid accumulation. It is a symptom of many health conditions like sinusitis, cold and flu, allergy, deviated septum, drug addiction, enlarged adenoids, nasal polyp, etc.

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Can nasal drops be given to a 5-day-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 days old, and her nose is congested. What can I do to help her?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use these nasal drops: Normal saline nasal drops two drops in each nostril every four hours. Keep the head of the baby a bit low while instilling drops. There is no need for any other medication at this age. Keep a watch for her feeding. Take care.  Read Full »

Recurrent nasal sinus congestion with thick mucous secretion. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, Approximately one year ago, I began to have recurrent, once per month or few weeks approximately, left-sided sinus congestion. Though my nose was never stuffy, I could feel the congestion somewhere between my lower nasal passage and sinus. When I would go to clear this, it would take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a decreased sense of smell or running nose or itchy eyes or watering of eyes or itchy nose? Do you have blocked sensation or choking feeling of the throat? Any soreness of throat or difficulty in swallowing? Your symptoms do sound like you have sinusitis...  Read Full »

How to cure my ear inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old male. I have been battling sinus problem, congestion and cough for about three weeks. Three weeks ago, I visited a clinic and I was given 500 mg Amox. I completed the cycle, but still had cough and drainage. So, I visited the clinic again, wherein I was given Decadr...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I want to assure you that, you do not have to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted.  Read Full »

Why is there a ringing sound in my ears while sitting below the fan?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a ringing sound in my ear from the last three to four weeks. When I consulted the ENT specialist, he advised that I feel the ringing sound due to congestion in the nose. He told me to take Jupicef or Provo Oz or Epicord-4, and Forpan- DSR tablets for five days. And also, Naa...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry, as this is a very common treatable entity we come across. You have developed what we call Eustachian tube catarrh, which has developed secondary to nasal allergy/inflammation. The eustachian tube basically ventilates the nose and the ear. A negative ...  Read Full »

What causes orange tongue?

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 »


Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

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 »

Antibiotics and nasal spray did not support my loss of taste and smell. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an extreme cold last month. My symptoms are vomit, nausea, migraine, nasal congestion, and dry cough. And now it has been almost three weeks that I cannot smell or taste anything. I went to the doctor, and he gave me antibiotics and nasal spray. I am taking those medications for...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did he start you on oral steroids as well? Are you a diabetic? Please reply to my questions.  Read Full »

Please suggest quick relief for cold and nasal congestion.

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is a diabetic and also hypertension patient. She is 66 years old. She is on regular diabetes and anti-hypertensive medicine. Now, she has severe cold, nasal congestion and ear congestion. Which medicine can be taken? Will Cetirizine be effective?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. I suggest tablet Allegra 180 mg (Fexofenadine) twice daily for five days. One tablet is to be taken in the morning and one at night after meals. Consult her doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medici...  Read Full »

Can Sinucon help with my nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nasal congestion and it gets worse at night. I have not slept in two days. I have been taking Sinucon but I am afraid of overtaking of medication.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to ilciniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about as this is a very common entity that we encounter daily. Before we jump into the treatment I want to definitely know the answers to a few questions. Is there any ongoing allergy or sinusitis? Does the nasal stuff...  Read Full »

What specific respiratory infection do I have with nasal and chest congestion and mucus production?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having nasal congestion for the past one week and chest congestion for the last two days. I feel like mucus is stuck at the back of the throat. No fever, running nose or cough. I am using Otrivin nasal spray for nose block. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from nasal congestion for one week and chest congestion for the last two days. According to your clinical scenarios, I think you may be suffered from respiratory tract infection. You c...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent nasal congestion with shift in nostrils?

Query: Hello doctor, I am always congested. Flonase only provides temporary relief. Sometimes nostrils switch congested side. It is hard to breathe when falling asleep. Do I have a deviated septum?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diagnosis of the deviated nasal septum can only be made when we have examined the nostril through a procedure what we call as anterior rhinoscopy. Congestion and obstruction in the nose existing on the side for a while and then shifting to the opposite side every 12...  Read Full »

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