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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Is surgery a must for nasal turbinates problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem of nasal congestion for almost 15 days now. It started with running nose first and then the nose got blocked. In the past, I have taken antibiotic for eight days. For three days, I had taken Augmentin 375 twice a day and Erythrocin 500 one tablet a day for five days. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the problem is only for 15 days, then in my opinion, surgery can be withheld now. If you have any long-standing problem like nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, sneezing, post-nasal drip or allergic symptoms then you may go ahead with surgery. Your nose h...  Read Full »

What is the recommended dosage for Nuhist in a 14-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 14 months old. He had a bad cold and congestion for the past seven days. We consulted our local pediatrician, who suggested a 5 ml of Nuhist twice a day. This medication makes him sleep quite a bit and when I tried reading up about it, there was not much except that some of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medication your kid is getting is one of the medications for cold. It has the side effect of causing some drowsiness like any other cold medication. The side effect is something that occurs with the normal medication dose. We usually prescribe medications based ...  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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello Tim The 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 mus...  Read Full »

I have nasal congestion inspite of having medicines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old male with height 167 cm and weight 79 kg. I am having nasal congestion for 10 days now and have taken Niacin and Kaasahara syrup for the past four days, but there is no improvement before that I tried Allopathy. Please suggest if the medication what I am taking is f...  Read Full »


Dr. Niveditha Srinivasamurthy

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The medicines you are taking are mostly for cough, and not for nasal congestion. I suggest, 1. Haridra khanda one teaspoon mixed with one teaspoon honey, taken a day after food thrice. 2. Anu thailam 2 drops in each nostril, twice a day. When you put this nasal dr...  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 »

What is Montair LC Kid used for?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years and seven months old. She is a healthy kid. After two and a half years, we observed that she repeatedly catches a cold and cough. The cold lasts for more than two weeks followed by a cough. Her under eye becomes dark. She breathes with her mouth and keeps her...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like a case of hyper reactive airway disease. You will need to use the Budecort inhaler (Budesonide) continuously and observe. The Asthalin inhaler (Salbutamol) will need to be given if there is a cough or cold for a week. Continue Montair LC Kid (Monteluka...  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. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am suffering from running nose and congestion. Kindly advise medicines and preventive measures.

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I sit or lie under a fan or walk outside when it is windy, I suffer from running nose and nasal congestion. So, a few days back I did a CT scan PNS, and the report says there is predominant ethmoidal sinusitis and DNS deviated towards left. Kindly tell me how serious is my condi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a severe condition, and the surgery is not always required if there is a response to treatment. You appear to have two issues, one is allergic sinusitis, and another one is DNS (deviated nasal septum). Your predominant symptoms are likely due to allergic sinus...  Read Full »

What can be done for swollen turbinates due to rebound congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on rebound congestion because of misuse of the nasal spray. I have used it seven days not knowing that will cause me rebound effect. My ENT doctor says to continue my spray due to my dry nasal congestion I think. Now I went back to him saying that, I had rebound congestion and m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why do you feel the turbinates are not getting reduced? Is it because you see those big in the mirror? Is there any symptomatic improvement in nose block after the use of Mometasone? Turbinates usually increase and decrease in their size a few times a day. Additional...  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 »

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