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Suggest remedy for blocked nose when suffering from cold

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: i am suffering from cold, my nose is closed. Feeling bit harsh in the throat, what should i take ?
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Answered by Dr. Munish Sood (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Common cold

Detailed Answer:
Dear

Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern.

1. Common cold (Rhinitis) is a self limiting condition, the aim is symptomatic relief.

2. Consult with an ENT doctor who will inspect the throat with a good torch & tongue depressor for:

.Acute Tonsillitis
. Acute Pharyngitis

3. Blocking of nose is normal due to mucosal edema in colds, so need not to worry.

4.
i. Steam Inhalations 2-3 timed/day. Add to boiling water- Tinc. Benzoin, Vicks or Amrutanjan.
ii. Warm salt water gargles.
iii. Hot drinks to sip.
iv. 3 drops of ghee in both nostrils ( thrice daily) OR Nasivion nasal drops: 1-2 drops for symptomatic relief.
PS. make sure not to take nasivion drops for more than a week since taking longer causes reflex blockage of nostrils.
v. Vicks inhaler, Vicks or Halls Lozenges.
vi. If it progresses to Pharyngitis or Bronchitis, then take a good antibiotic.
vii. take soft food ( soft rice with milk/ghee, plain dal), boiled vegetables,no chillies/oily/ fried food, cold drinks/ water.
viii. AVOID: fast/junk food,sour/alkalis, water melon,curd.
ix. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ras: 2 tablet twice daily with water.

Dr. Munish Sood
Consultant & Physician
Naimittika


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Brief Answer: Common cold Detailed Answer: Dear Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern. 1. Common cold (Rhinitis) is a self limiting condition, the aim is symptomatic relief. 2. Consult with an ENT doctor who will inspect the throat with a good torch & tongue depressor for: .Acute Tonsillitis . Acute Pharyngitis 3. Blocking of nose is normal due to mucosal edema in colds, so need not to worry. 4. i. Steam Inhalations 2-3 timed/day. Add to boiling water- Tinc. Benzoin, Vicks or Amrutanjan. ii. Warm salt water gargles. iii. Hot drinks to sip. iv. 3 drops of ghee in both nostrils ( thrice daily) OR Nasivion nasal drops: 1-2 drops for symptomatic relief. PS. make sure not to take nasivion drops for more than a week since taking longer causes reflex blockage of nostrils. v. Vicks inhaler, Vicks or Halls Lozenges. vi. If it progresses to Pharyngitis or Bronchitis, then take a good antibiotic. vii. take soft food ( soft rice with milk/ghee, plain dal), boiled vegetables,no chillies/oily/ fried food, cold drinks/ water. viii. AVOID: fast/junk food,sour/alkalis, water melon,curd. ix. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX ras: 2 tablet twice daily with water. Dr. Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika