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What is the cure for nasal congestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Dec-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good afternoon
User:I just wanted to check in - I have a cold can you recommend any medication
Doctor:Can you describe what you meant by cold - is it just the feeling of chill or nasal congestion?
User:nasal congestion
Doctor:If it is the later, can you brief me since when you have this trouble and how severe it is?
User:feels blocked all the time
User:since Tuesday
User:I have been taking sinarest at night but it doesn't seem to have helped much
Doctor:Are you able to sleep without difficulty?
Doctor:Is you able to perform your daily activities without any troubles?
User:yes sleep is fine, its the daytime which is an issue
User:it irritates me while my I am working
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:What other associated complaints do you have?
Doctor:Do you have headache, sore throat / throat irritation?
User:no just a cold
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Nasal congestion is generally either due to infection or allergy.
Doctor:These 2 possibilities are significant when symptoms are very recent in onset like in your case.
Doctor:Both these conditions are self limiting and it resolves spontaneously with time.
Doctor:Sinarest is a good medication that you can continue twice a day.
Doctor:*if you don't feel drowsy with it.
User:ok any other medicine that you can recommned
Doctor:In addition, you can also add steam inhalation thrice a day. Add contents of Karvol plus capsule to the warm water for better results.
User:thank you
Doctor:You may also start nasal decongestants
Doctor:like nasovion whenever the blocked sensation is severe.
User:can you recommend some good ones?
Doctor:Do not use it more than twice a day and for not more than 5 days.
User:for all your help
Doctor:You should
Doctor:also know
Doctor:that if symptoms does not get better by 5 days
Doctor:it needs a visit to ENT specialist for detailed evaluation.
Doctor:Hope I have answered your question.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:yes, would it be possible for you to recommend any good ENT specialist in Gurgaon?
Doctor:I practice far away from Gurgaon, therefore I am not aware of good doctors there. However i would suggest you to come back on chat or call the customer care if symptoms do not improve in the next 3-4 days.
Doctor:We can reconsider the situation at that particular point of time
User:ok thank you
Doctor:and recommend you a specialist.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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