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Q. Are my wider nasal passages and nasal congestion related to COVID-19?

Answered by
Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 19, 2022

Hello doctor,

I had COVID-19 three weeks ago. My nasal passages look wider. I feel like I am taking in too much air at night, which is uncomfortable and scary. There is little to no pressure when I sneeze from my right nose. I feel cold air at the back of my throat when I breathe. I randomly experience a funny smell coming from my nose. I have no issues with my smell or taste. However, I did lose my smell for two days due to COVID-19. I have been concerned for a week. I still have some congestion. I will meet an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon the next week, but I desperately want answers regarding my problems.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You have post-COVID-19 symptoms that differ from one patient to another. These symptoms can persist from weeks to months and sometimes for years. I suggest you use an antihistamine daily for the cold air sensation in your throat.

Thank you doctor for the reply,

I was reading about empty nose syndrome. Should I worry about that because my nose is so dry and wide?

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is common after excessive surgical turbinectomy and in some cases of atrophic rhinitis. It is characterized by nasal congestion and a complete loss of smell sensation.

Thank you doctor for the reply,

I am happy with your diagnosis. Will antihistamine tablets make things normal?

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Please do not worry as you will get better with time.


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