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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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 »

Will Prednisolone with antihistamines help in morning colds, pruritic rashes and nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to consult for my disturbing allergic flares. I am a 33-year-old female. I am not known hypertensive, diabetic, or asthmatic. Within these three months I have history of morning colds, nasal congestion, pruritic rashes, and eye itchiness. I have no fever, no cough, shortn...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the treatment, I suggest you continue the medicines as they are. I would like to know how much of Prednisolone did you start with? Nextly, you must start on intranasal steroids to help relieve the nasal symptoms. Use Fluticasone furoate twice daily two puf...  Read Full »

How to fix stuffy nose with lightheadedness, dizziness and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past five years, I have been getting a stuffy nose and itchy eyes. On top of these symptoms every time I get a stuffy nose, I get lightheadedness, dizziness, stomach upset, diarrhea, and headache. I also noticed that when this happens, if I move just my eyes to the left or r...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandni Engoor

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your nasal symptoms are more suggestive of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. The dizzy feeling and associated changes are more suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). There is no direct relation between both symptoms, but an allergic exacerbation may a...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for cold and nasal congestion in a 4-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, A 4-year-old kid of 15 kg weight is having a general cold for almost three months. Sometimes cough, and nasal congestion. Otherwise, he is fine. He has no fever or weakness.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern for your child. As you told me, this is happening for long. And there is no fever, it seems to be some allergic condition. Are you still bottle feeding the kid? Is there any difficulty in breathing? Any sounds or snoring while breathing o...  Read Full »

Is there any effective way to control phlegm passing down the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I am having constant cold problems, not a runny nose but I always can feel phlegm passing down in the back of the throat throughout the year. When certain conditions like prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, symptoms like dry cough, heaviness all over the face espe...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any throat pain? Any long term nose block? Any decreased sense of smell? Can you please take a picture of the back of the throat with open mouth showing details of the affected area and send it to me?  Read Full »

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 »

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