Nasal Infection

Nasal infection occurs when the cavities present around the nasal cavities become inflamed. Acute infections are triggered by colds or allergies and resolve on their own. Chronic infections are caused due to infections and take around eight weeks to get resolved. The common symptoms are discolored nasal discharge, headache, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion. It is treated by taking antibiotics, nasal decongestants, antihistamines, and topical nasal corticosteroids.

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Why have my smell sensations suddenly altered?

Query: Hi doctor,I first felt this last month. Suddenly I was not too fond of the smell of cooking, especially meat, chicken, corn, and nuts. My grandmother died that date, and we had to check her up every day until that day. I seldom go to sleep and sometimes sleep at 3 AM and wake up at 8 AM. We did it u...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Any infection in the nasal sinuses can cause this problem. Probably you had a severe cold sometime before this problem. Bacterial infections and viral infections can cause this problem. I presume that you are free from any nasal conditions now. Gargle regularly with war...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for recurrent burning sensation in my left nasal cavity?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation in my left nasal cavity only when inhaling for the past six months. Then my throat started feeling sore on the left side, and I noticed my tensor veli palatini muscle spasms every time I breathe. I was having pain near my tonsil. And my temperature was rangi...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details of your symptom. Was it a burning sensation or sore feeling or electric current sensation in the left nasal cavity? Was this feeling inside the nasal cavity only or also outside? Does that feeling occur only while inhaling or touchi...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nose bleeding in small kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter who is 4 years old had a frequent nosebleed in her left nose. First was last Thursday, then the second was three days later, and today also on her left nostril. I do not know if she pricked her nose, but when I asked her she said yes. I am a bit worried since it has been thre...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for nose bleeds in children of this age group is 1. Frequent nose picking: We need to ascertain the cause of the nasal bleeds as the most common cause is secondary to dry nose and crusting which in turn causes irritation. Dry nose can be treated ...  Read Full »

Is pulling nose hair dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, Today, I plucked a nose hair. I work in a hospital setting, so I guess; I am around with a lot of germs. I read that plucking a nose hair can lead to a cut and some infection inside the nose. Then, this infection can reach the brain and cause loss of vision, headaches and fevers. Is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern is correct. Plucking nasal hair can injure or break the skin or nasal mucosa leading to the root infection that may spread to the brain.The triangular area in and around the nose forms the dangerous triangle or dangerous area of the face.Due to special blo...  Read Full »

How can the infection in nasal passage be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My nasal passage was cauterized four months back. Two days later I began having lots of yellow pus like discharge from my nose. It mostly was being expelled via my throat with sputum. The cauterized site was yellow and there was yellow pus like all over. I have been prescribed Amoxyc...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cauterized site you have mentioned might be infected as you said. 1. The best treatement now in this situation is take a sterile swab and touch the swab with the pus and send it for culture and sensitivity, it will definitely give the medication sensitive for yo...  Read Full »

How to treat nasal inflammation and clogged ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I had inflammation inside the nose and ear clogged. I had water in the ear, and it went away, but I still feel some balance issue. I am currently under nasal steroid spray.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need some details to understand the problem. Do you have postnasal discharge, if so what is the color of it? Do you have a nasal blockage? Do you feel better with corticosteroid spray? Please describe your imbalance. Does it look like spinning, a sensation of rot...  Read Full »

Can I continue taking Fluticasone Nasal Spray for sputum in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sputum always in my throat. I have this problem for the past six months. For the first two months, the sputum was in the larynx, and it was very less, but later on, the sputum began to go back to the throat. I recently consulted an ENT doctor and underwent a CT scan and a ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you continue the steroid nasal spray. It can be taken for long durations. Recovery time cannot be conclusively told. We need to have a look at the CT (computed tomography) film report. If the recovery is taking long, we need to do a nasal endosc...  Read Full »

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