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Nose blockage, using Otrivin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   hello Dr
Doctor :   Go ahead with your Question
User :   i have a very serious problem of nose blockage suffering this for more than 5-6 years
User :   currentyly am using Otrivin Nasal drops for getting immediate relief
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How long you are using Otrivin?
User :   its actually been long.. to be frank arnd the same no of years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   OH!!
Doctor :   Whoa advised
Doctor :   *Who
User :   it was advised by my fly doc and am still contuining it
Doctor :   Otrivin should not be used for long time
Doctor :   It should be used only for 3-4 days
User :   but doc .. i get immediate relief. and this blockage problem persists daily
Doctor :   When u use long term , it will cause another condition called rhinitis medica mentosa
Doctor :   That means because of medicines mucous membrane become congested
Doctor :   I know u get immediate relief
Doctor :   but should not use it daily
Doctor :   I will give recommnedations
User :   recently again i showed my case to another doc .. he also said that my nasal bone gets swallon.and this causes blockage
Doctor :   1. Have u ever consulted ENT
User :   ENT had advised me to do steam inhalation daily ..but even that didnt help
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Get the CT scan of the sinuses
User :   i even asked whether by operating it wud b a permanent relief
Doctor :   Whne there is block due to excess bone in nose it cause nose block
Doctor :   First he has to know why he is operating
Doctor :   That is why youneed CT scan of sinuses
User :   but doc ..isn't there any permanent remedy.
Doctor :   permanet cure depends on the cause
Doctor :   I am trying to cure
Doctor :   but u r not following me
Doctor :   Get the CT sinises
User :   ok
Doctor :   it might see any bony spur or deviated nasal septum
Doctor :   these spurs and devaited nasal septum are very common cause of blockage
Doctor :   if the CT confirms it, then gop for Septoplasty, that is septal correction surgery
Doctor :   That will permanently cure the blackage
Doctor :   So Am I clear
Doctor :   First CT
Doctor :   Shall I go to next level.....?????
Doctor :   If u do not follow i will repeat
User :   got stuck on the septoplasty
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is wall in the middle of nose
Doctor :   the wall is made of cartilage infront and bone in the back
User :   ok
Doctor :   when there any bony spurs or excess cartlage it deviates middle wall
Doctor :   So the surgery will correct the wall
Doctor :   that is septoplasy
User :   But doc how can i avoid using these nasal drops
Doctor :   First did u get the point I told u
User :   yes
User :   i need to first get a CT only after that i can proceed
Doctor :   How do u find wall deviation?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Now u r intrack
Doctor :   Next STOP OTRIVIN
User :   yes
Doctor :   Get the Nasal Steroid Sprays
Doctor :   Get the prescription from your doctor
Doctor :   Speay when even ur have bloac
Doctor :   1-2 spreays in each nostril
Doctor :   expensive but vert safe and effective
User :   even now my nose is blocked
Doctor :   Next.....
User :   another query.
Doctor :   There is a tab called ALCOLD
Doctor :   use it at bed time
User :   ok
User :   is it to be used daily before sleeping for how long
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   use it for 1 mo
Doctor :   then when ever u have block
User :   ok
Doctor :   DId I answer ur questions
User :   yes doc.
Doctor :   1. CT
Doctor :   2. Stop Otrivin
Doctor :   3. Steroid sprays
Doctor :   4. Alcold daily for 1 mo
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Have a nice day
User :   thanks a ton
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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