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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My 3.8-year-old son has a blocked nose. Which is the best nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is 3.8 months old. He has cold for the past one month. Doctor prescribed syrup Allegra and syrup Mulberry. Though cold is not severe, he has blocked nose. So he breathes through his mouth during night. So I used Flomist nasal spray. Last time doctor prescribed Metaspray. Which is be...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Avoid keeping the air conditioner at less than 26 degrees as it is the common cause for blocked nose in children. Flomist as well as metaspray gives similar results. 1. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent)...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am using a nasal spray for my nasal congestion after a COVID infection a few weeks ago. Can I use the nasal spray for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a COVID infection four weeks ago. My nose was congested throughout, so I was given Hysan nasal spray for seven days. It got better. Then after my COVID was gone, the congestion came back two weeks later. Due to the nasal congestion, I had severe ear pain during traveling, especiall...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and it is not good to get accustomed to Hysan (Xylometazoline) spray for a long time. It will cause rhinitis medicamentosa, which will again increase your nasal stuffiness. I need a few more details before I suggest you a nasal spray. Also, do y...  Read Full »

Is Levocetirizine sufficient to cure nasal congestion and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the proble...  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

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 »

I need help for my rebound nasal congestion.

Query: Hi doctor, I am here to get help for rebound nasal congestion. Two years ago, I started using Oxymetazoline nasal spray for mild allergy. I continued using it because I thought my allergy is persistent. Recently, I realized that my problem is not an allergy but addiction to nasal spray. My symptom...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You suffer from a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. As you have rightly understood, it is due to the prolonged uninhibited use of nasal decongestants. Repeated use of the same causes decongestion temporarily followed by rebound congestion inside the nose. ...  Read Full »

I am getting sick frequently in the cold weather. What can I do to protect myself?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have had an intolerance toward cold weather. As a result, I fall sick regularly, so I have to carry nasal decongestants with me all the time, as I have a blocked nose most of the time. Is there any permanent solution for this? Kindly help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I can understand your concern. From your history and description, there is a possibility of allergic rhinitis. I suggest Fluticasone nasal spray. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why is my 3-year-old son suffering from periodic episodes of vomiting and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3 months old. Three days ago, he had a fever with cold and cough. Due to the cough, he had severe vomiting. On the next day, we consulted his doctor, who prescribed Emeset, Crocin, Meftal spas, Ascoril D, Ecobion, and ORS. The same night he had a fever again. He felt bet...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Given his age, fever with cough and cold is probably a viral fever. Although the treatment you are undertaking is thorough, it needs a few changes for a better relief. Please answer the following questions, so that I can tell you more about the necessary treatments: H...  Read Full »

Is it possible to avoid surgery in case of a nose block and enlarged nasal bone in my friend?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend has been diagnosed with acute sinusitis. He underwent CT scan of the sinuses and was recommended surgery due to blocked nose and enlargement of the nasal bone. Please recommend if surgery can be avoided. I have attached his CT scan report.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Surgery is not absolutely essential. A three weeks course of antibiotics along with nasal decongestants can be tried. Based on the relief from symptoms, the f...  Read Full »

Is there any other way besides nasal spray to relieve my congested nose daily?

Query: Hi doctor, From the past 3 or 4 years, my nose has been reliant on nose sprays. I wake up, and I am congested. I go through my day, and I am congested. My sinuses feel like they swell up. I do not have a runny nose. It is just swelling. I do not believe it is allergies because I would take Benadryl ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Chronic usage of decongestants leads to a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. This will cause an increase in symptoms, in spite of treatment.Gradually taper and stop the decongestants therapy, as it will be harmful you further. Continue with tablet Dazit (Deslora...  Read Full »

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