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Saline Nasal Drops

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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Is any diagnostic checkup needed for cold and cough in a 2-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-month-old baby girl child is suffering from cold for the past four days. There is a very little bit of coughing occasionally. There are some wheeziness from the nose also. She is moving her neck very often to both sides. I used Mucolite drops eight drops BD, Etolin PD syrup - 1.5...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just want to know a few more information. Is your daughter feeding well? Does she sleep well? Did you notice any change in her breathing pattern like fast breathing? If she is feeding well, sleeps well and no breathing difficulty, then it is a simple common cold for ...  Read Full »

I frequently get bleeding from the nose, but it does not create pain. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I frequently get bleeding from the nose, but it does not create pain. But some times it flows from my nose automatically. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Jennifer Diane Schwartz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any medical problems that we should know about? How old are you? Are you exposed to any environmental stimulants (irritating chemicals, etc.)? Most often, a bleeding nose is not concerning, but it should be evaluated if it is happening regularly. How much...  Read Full »

What is constant throat clearing a symptom of?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male, and I have been having problems with my throat for over a month. I feel some phlegm keeps sticking behind my nose. I have seen an ENT surgeon who performed a nasal endoscopy, which all looked fine, with no inflammation signs on my voicebox. I am regularly clearing...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your history, you are having discomfort because of the thick nasal discharge behind the throat, and the most common causes include allergy, viral infection, and cold climate. Treatment: 1) Tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg PO (after meals) hs (at night) for seven days. 2)...  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 »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The baby's age is four 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, ensu...  Read Full »

What causes smelly sneezes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-twenties, and when I sneeze hard, it creates a smell in the air that is hard to describe. I have read online that this could be a sinus infection or diabetes, or other health issues, but I am in good health and have no sinus infection or diabetes symptoms. However, this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. 1. Sneezes can often be pungent-smelling in few people, and it is sometimes genetically determined without any underlying condition. However, in your case, the most likely problem could be underlying allergies whic...  Read Full »

Can tear in one side of nasal septum possibly turn into nasal perforation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small hole/tear in one side of my septum. It can be seen by shining a light on the other side of the nostril. The other side has no defects and no sign of a hole or crusting. I am confused as to whether I have a septal perforation or not as my understanding is, perforation is a h...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for providing a brief history. Unless there is a defect on the opposite side at the same level, there is a very less likely chance of developing a septal perforation. I would hence say that you do not really have a septal perforation. My advice to you would be not ...  Read Full »

Is whistling sound in a baby's breath a serious problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 month 3 days old. Now and then he is suffering from cold and sneezing. A whistling sound is also coming when he inhales. Kindly suggest few medicine and advice accordingly. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit R. Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Sneezing is normal in this age as long as they are not in distress or very frequent. 2. If he has nasal blockage or nasal secretions, then you can use or put normal saline drop in his nose and then suction the secretion with suction bulb. 3. You can also just...  Read Full »

I get rhythmic noise in ear and fullness which goes away on forceful breathing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing a wind like rhythmic noise in my right ear. It also makes my ears feel full. When breathing forcefully it might go away for some time but it comes back again.  Read Full »

Dr. Navelkar Rohan Sanjay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A ringing sound or wind-like sound in the ear lasting for more than five minutes is called tinnitus. If less than five minutes, it is not significant. This particular sound you are describing can be caused due to dysfunctional eustachian tube, i.e. the tube connectin...  Read Full »

How long does it take for septoplasty and turbinoplasty to heal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had septoplasty and turbinoplasty 16 days ago. After the surgery, they asked me to come back after two days for packs removal. Then after two days, I went to the hospital, other doctor look after me and he just removed one pack, even I asked him to remove the packs on both sides bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand you underwent septoplasty and turbinoplasty and you have not completely recovered. After septoplasty post-operatively it takes about two to three months for complete healing and recovery. You must put Solspre nasal spray two puffs four times daily for abou...  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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 Mupir...  Read Full »

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