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 rhinosinusitis cause cold, cough and voice hoarseness with green phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from cough and cold for three days now. I have a clogged nose, watery eyes, and hoarseness of voice. My phlegm has turned greenish already. I have recently been diagnosed with LPR but have done with medications though I still feel phlegm down my throat. I have taken A...  Read Full »

Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need more details before I can suggest you a treatment. When were you diagnosed with LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux), and what medicines were given to you? Do you have a fever? Are you asthmatic? Do you have allergies to food and medicines? Do you have any maintenance ...  Read Full »

When will I get my sense of smell back after chronic sinusitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had symptoms of chronic sinusitis. My symptoms were congestion, weak sense of smell, post nasal drip, and severe pain. I have been using Budesonide rinses twice daily and all my symptoms are gone except weak sense of smell. Will my sense of smell come back? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to sense of smell is felt only when the olfactory nerve endings sitting at the top of the nose are accessible and receive aromatic vapors from the air we breathe. In Chronic rhinosinusitis, the anatomical changes in the nose can affect the air reaching the top, which is th...  Read Full »

After puberty, I feel hard to speak in a normal tone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my voice. As a kid, I had a raspy voice the entire time until puberty. After I hit puberty, I do not think my parents noticed anything, but people have said I sound like Kermit the frog or that I need to stop mumbling. The problem I have is that I have to try qu...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your nose is blocked then you may have nasal polyps or some nasopharyngeal mass like adenoid or may have deviated nasal septum. For that, an endoscopy or CT scan is required. It may alter the voice. After ruling out these possibilities, you can consult a speec...  Read Full »

I suffer from left-sided headache, cheek, eye, and nose pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for a week. It was just on the left side of my head, but then the left side of my face¬†also started paining. My eyes, cheek, and nose are also affected.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need the following details. Do you have hypertension? Do you have a history of congestion and cold? Any history of stress, hypoglycemia, irregular meal, etc.? Do you have a throbbing pain? Do you have flashes of light and vomiting? If the answer is yes, then one-sided p...  Read Full »

Will straightening of my nasal septum relieve my nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sinus infections for one year. Recently, I am experiencing a lot of congestion on the right side of my nose. I wake up with congestion on the right-side nose. I am wondering whether my septum has deviated to my right. The deviation is about 4 mm to my right side. My query...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The deviation appears to be minimal, and your symptoms would not improve by addressing the deviation alone. We need to rule out allergies as a cause for recurrent sinus infections. Next, have you had any sinus surgery earlier? Kindly upload the entire CT (compute...  Read Full »

Will upper impacted wisdom tooth cause nasal congestions?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 25, my height is six feet, and my weight is 72 kg. I have nasal congestion feeling from the age of 20. Sinus surgery was done two years ago. ENT doctors have ruled out that there is no problem in the nose Area. I have four impacted wisdom teeth, unerupted. The upper teeth are h...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your radiology report, I have studied (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) I believe it is not because of the impacted maxillary teeth. A presence of an antral polyp causes obstructions of the nasal passage. An antral polyp is the usual main pr...  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 »

How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having too much nasal congestion recently. And for the past three days now, I cannot get more than five to six hours of sleep due to my congestion. About five days ago, I had taken Afrin just once (twice in each nostril). While Afrin cleared me up and helped me sleep that nig...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your concern, you will not get rebound congestion after using it once. You do not have to worry. You can use it three times a day for seven days. You can also use it along with Fluticasone. As per your history, it seems you are suffering from allergic rhinitis. I...  Read Full »

Does sleeping too much cause nasal congestion?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently sustained a groin injury while cycling. And found the best relief for the injury with an anti-inflammatory (Advil) and lying down on a bed. I suppose I overdid the amount of time I would spend in bed. Because after a week, I noticed my nose becoming congested upon waking up, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are there any associated symptoms like runny nose, mouth breathing, or snoring? Was there any change in surroundings during these days? Any chance that you could be inhaling air different from what you were earlier? Usually, such a problem should not occur at your a...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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