The saline nasal spray is a sterilized sodium chloride solution or saltwater that treats the dryness of the inner lining of the nose, thereby preventing nasal bleeding. It helps relieve dried mucus and a stuffy nose. It is also used for snoring and sleep apnea. This does not cause any complication or adverse effect; hence can be used often.
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Does sinusitis usually cause loss of taste?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female, non smoker. I had a sinus infection as a result of cold nearly two months ago. I was put on Doxycycline for two weeks and then a steroid nasal spray when the inflammation in my nose had not resided. I can smell things quite clearly up close to my nose but canno... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We will help you alleviate the problem. I understand that you are a 40 year old otherwise healthy lady suffering from sinus infection. You perceive smells close up your nose but have decreased taste sensation. You are worried about when the taste sensation will return a... Read Full »
Does coughing up blood mean cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I was a smoker for four and a half years. Six months back, I got my chest X-ray, and my reports were normal. Then I was an intermittent smoker, and I had a cough. It was dry. I did not care and did not take medications for it, but within a week, it increased. So when I took the medica... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood coming out while blowing the nose is quite common and does not always mean cancer. During weather changes and dry seasons, it is quite possible that the nasal mucosa dries, rubs, and bleeds once in a while until it heals completely. Smoking is severe and ... Read Full »
Does nose bleeding occur after a septoplasty?
Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I did a septoplasty, and the dressing was taken out yesterday. Now my nose bleeds a lot the whole day, and then it was normal. Today I woke up, and there was a lot of blood in my nose, and it was dry inside. Is it because I missed out on taking the nasal spray while I was as... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal to have some bleeding after a septoplasty operation. Subsequently, in the postoperative week, there occurs crusting and dryness due to the dried-up blood clots and mucus. In my setup, in addition to giving saline nasal drops or douching, we also give ... Read Full »
Please suggest medicines for cough in a 4 month old.
Query: Hi doctor, My 4-month-old baby girl is coughing from the last five to six days. It enhances at night. Please suggest medicines. She is taking Visyneral-Z. Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The baby's age is 4 months. At this early age, cough medicine is not advisable. Usually, at this age, babies are breastfed and have nasal block which can lead to breathing difficulty including cough sensation. During feeding times, ensure ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism since four years. I take Eltroxin daily and go for a thyroid sonar once a year. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and my report stated that my thyroid features are consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But, what reall... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you do have some enlarged lymph nodes. Yes, there are two possibilities but it is more likely that these are due to: The upper respiratory tr... Read Full »
What causes frequent nosebleeds?
Query: Hello doctor, My nose is bleeding often. It happened six to eight times in the past 10 months. The blood is red in color. I do not feel any pain, and the bleeding is not too much. Most of the times I do not realize that my nose is bleeding. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding of the nose is quite common in some people. Some of the most common causes are dryness inside the nose, pollution, picking of the nose, sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, rhinitis, and bleeding disorders. Considering the myriad of causes involved, I suggest yo... Read Full »
When can I go for a review after septoplasty and maxillary antrostomy surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I had septoplasty and maxillary antrostomy four weeks back, but I still have swelling in the nose. My Rhinocort nose spray does not stay in my nose when I spray it. I rinse my nose with saline four times a day, and still, my nose is dry. I am going to get a doctor's appointment after ei... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the surgery, it is advised you schedule an appointment with the ENT surgeon in about a week. This visit enables the surgeon to assess the healing, any crusting, infection, etc. Eight weeks may be too late. The nasal spray forms a mist inside the nose when you spray,... Read Full »
How to make a 14-month-old baby eat after undergoing adenoid surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, The patient's adenoids were removed before five days. He was taken to the recovery room and was so cranky. His breathing was funny, so he was put on oxygen. In about 45 minutes he was able to breathe on his own, he coughs and get a lot. We bought grape juice, ice cream, and milk. He is m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please feed him breastmilk. Encourage him to suck, and the feed needs to be started after about 4 hours of the procedure. Also, to relieve the pain give him painkiller syrup say about 5 mL of Paracetamol (125 mg per 5 mL) given thrice or four times will alleviate the ... Read Full »