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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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I am facing breathing difficulties after getting exposed to chemicals. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing one new problem, which has unfortunately caused me a bit of an issue. Three months back, I went to the bathroom to use a mold spray as it had quite a bit of mold on the wall that needed removing. Unfortunately, I made a mistake that led to the problem I am current...  Read Full »

Dr. Fazil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptom you are experiencing is probably due to the chemicals you inhaled, which have irritated your nasal mucosa. You can take the antihistamine tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine) and nasal decongestants like Xylometazoline. If you are still getting persisting symptoms...  Read Full »

I am suffering from nasal congestion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have had nasal congestion for the past three weeks, which is not getting cured. I was also suffering from nausea and increased bowel movements. The nausea is cured, but I feel sick inside. Is it anything serious? In my CBC reports, the neutrophils are 44 %, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned the medication that you are taking. According to your CBC report, you have high lymphocytes count. It is suggestive of a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Therefore, I suggest you do the following investigations. Rhinoscopy nose e...  Read Full »

My baby has been making snoring noises. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 11 months old. My baby has been making snoring sounds while breathing, sleeping, and playing for the past two days. Her nose is blocked mildly, but she has no runny nose. I can also feel the sound with my hands over her back. What should I do? Does she need medications? Kind...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Congestion can indicate a viral upper respiratory infection. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below to relieve congestion. Use normal saline nasal drops, two drops in each nostril every three to...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from congestion in my nose accompanied by a severe headache. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old, and two days ago, I started having congestion in my nose accompanied by a severe headache. As the days went on, the headache mostly resolved, and when I had it, it was localized to the front of my head. But now my throat is sore every time I wake up. I have been mouth ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would help if you started antibiotics along with Tylenol. I would suggest you to take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once after the meal and tablet Montair LC (Levocetirizine) once before sleeping. Take these medications for three days. Please...  Read Full »

I am having congested nose and feel very hard to breath. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female with height of 5'7" and weight 120 pounds. Every few days, I have been having a hard time in breathing through my nose. I sound congested, and end up blowing out a considerable chunk dark in color. It is the the same for the past six months, or so. I have not...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We have to rule out any organic lesion in the nose as that can cause difficulty in breathing through the nose. The deviated nasal septum, polyp (edematous mucosa), etc., can be a possibility. I suggest you rhinoscopy nose examination first to rule out above lesion. T...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from cold and congestion. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a stubborn cold lately, and the congestion is making it hard to breathe. I have tried over-the-counter decongestants before, but I am not sure which one would be most effective for my symptoms. I have seen products containing phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concerns. Both phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine are decongestants that help reduce nasal congestion by constricting blood vessels in the nasal passages. They are often used to alleviate cold symptoms, but there are some dif...  Read Full »

My 2-month-old son has a cold and nasal congestion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 2-month-old son has a cold. What can I give him for the cold, and what dosage is safe? My husband, myself, and my daughter have had a virus since last week. We took the baby to the pediatrician yesterday, and he was fine but received two vaccines. He showed signs of a stuffy nose dur...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. As per the limited information provided, your baby is in contact with other family members having a viral illness, and probably he also got it. If he is active, feeding well, has no difficulty breathing, and sleeps well, then simply, use no...  Read Full »

Why is there no relief in chronic nasal congestion even after using medicine and sprays?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic nasal congestion for a longer period, roughly ten years. I got a blood test done before six years. Flagged for pteronyssinus *26.64kU/L* Class V and farinae Mite *18.76kU/L* and doctor prescribed Zyrtec. At first I will get mild relief and it will not last more than an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello TimThe test says you are allergic to the two species of house dust mites. While it's true that you need antiallergic medicines, haven't you been explained about sufficient precautions to avoid allergies ? Allergen avoidance is the first and foremost technique to get rid of allergies. You must ...  Read Full »

I have chest, throat, and nose congestion. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing minimally productive chest, throat, and nose congestion since yesterday. Been coughing as well but voluntarily, in attempts to clear my congestion. What gets produced, if anything, is barely anything and does not help the clogged feeling at the back of my nose or t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you seen your throat? Is it congested or are there any pus points over the tonsils and throat? It is better if you could upload a picture of the throat. It is likely a viral infection involving the respiratory tract with may be a superimposed bacterial component...  Read Full »

My cousin often experiences allergic rhinitis. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My cousin is 20 years old, and she often experiences allergic rhinitis during the winter season. She has been experiencing nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, and overall discomfort due to allergic rhinitis during this winter season. Please provide us with guidance on effective strate...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.Allergic rhinitis, especially during the winter season, can be quite uncomfortable. Here are some strategies to help cope with allergic rhinitis symptoms:A. Environmental control:Keep indoor air clean: Use air purifiers with HEPA (high-effic...  Read Full »

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