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How can nasal congestion be treated?

Hi...I m just a little concerned about my nose...and I hope you dont mind my gross description but...It has maybe been happening for almost a month now. I ve had two colds in under one month with a 5-7 day break in between but maybe a bit before then, I ve been getting these very gross globs of mucus (?) Whenever I would blow my nose. It would just hang there like it would if you had a build up but it was so in tact that I could just pull it out in one long, slimy, almost slug-like rope and it would all come out and I would feel better...but it keeps happening. Also, my right nostril just recently this process has come out as a sort of orange and bloody color and my left is just a full white/pale green s not clear or see through...Please help! Thank you
Mon, 9 Apr 2018
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As per your query, you have symptoms of nasal congestion which is mainly due to upper respiratory tract infection, post nasal drip due to sinusitis and could be common cold.

I would suggest you to take few preventive measures such as you should take cough expectorants. You should take anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic medication. Take nasal decongestants and mucolytic agents.

Avoid cold carbonated and cold beverages. Take diet rich in vitamin B12. You should take a proper course of antibiotics.

I would suggest you to visit an ENT specialist once and get complete examination done and get blood test and swab test done and start treatment accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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