Nasal Drops

Nasal drops come with various compositions to relieve different conditions causing a nasal blockage, running nose, polyps, etc. Oxymetazoline, saline, Mometasone, Cromolyn, and Triamcinolone are frequently used formulations. They serve the purpose of reducing the inflammation of the nasal lining, reducing the size of nasal polyps, thinning the mucus plugs, flush out allergens, and ease breathing in a stuffy nose.

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How to get rid of blocked or runny nose in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 21 months old and weighs 11 kg. He has a cold. He has a running and stuffy nose. I put the saline drops at night, but still, he wakes up several times because of his blocked nose. For his running nose, I have Sinarest AF drops. Can I know the dosage for his age? And how many ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I hope he is not having difficulty in breathing or fever. You can give Sinarest AF drops 1 mg or 1 ml twice to thrice a day. Keep monitoring the temperature. Revert in case of any query. Regards.  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for chronic sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic sinusitis, and the doctor prescribed me a treatment that involved nose drops that contain antibiotics. When I take those nose drops, I feel them getting into my throat. Should I swallow them? Is it a problem if I do so? Will anything happen to me? Also, do I need surgery...  Read Full »

Dr. Asiya Zaidi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dear patient, chronic sinusitis with deviated nasal septum is an indication for surgery. As mentioned by you, the nasal drops have been prescribed with antibiotics. I believe it must be "decongestant" nasal drops that are usually prescribed. If so, please make sure y...  Read Full »

I am having blood tinted crust in nose while sneezing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had post nasal drip since last three months. It causes me to cough up mucus from my throat. It is very thick - sometimes bloody or sometimes cloudy. I am also having bloody, crusty issues in my nose with sneezing. I am not sick - no fever, no aches, do not feel bad. I just...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are the pictures you shared nasal snort or phlegm from throat (attachment remoed to protect patient identity)? Do you have any difficulty in swallowing or breathing? Is there any cough? Any chest pain? Do you have wheezing? Is there any recurrent bleeding in your na...  Read Full »

Is it possible to cure my respiratory allergy and throat infection with some medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from nose block, throat pain, fever, occasional running nose, and headache. I am taking Nasaflo nasal spray and Fomtide inhaler two puffs every night. What is the drug of choice for the respiratory allergy and throat infection? Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is obvious that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis and asthma. The current treatment you are taking is appropriate for controlling your asthma and nasal rhinitis. There is no any drug of choice for treatment of respiratory allergy. The st...  Read Full »

What can be done for blocked nose due to allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a blocked nose. I have consulted a doctor and he told I am suffering from allergy and it is incurable. I am worried. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. A blocked nose can be from an infection of upper respiratory tract also. If you have a fever and throat pain along with the blocked nose, then it is due to some infection. Allergy also c...  Read Full »

Is it possible to take Actifed and Otrivine nasal drops together in a bypass patient?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 60-year-old man. I have had a bypass operation 17 years back. I am on alpha and beta blockers. Is it possible to take Actifed and Otrivine nasal drops together?  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would suggest it is better to space these out at least two hours apart. Give a gap of two hours before taking other after taking one. Pseudoephedrine and Oxymetazoline have common alpha agonist activity, can increase, give a surge in BP, especially if your BP already ...  Read Full »

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