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Suggest treatment for intermittent nose blockage

Hi I am 64 and my left nostril has an intermittent blockage that seems more obvious when I am in bed.It is high in my nose and sometimes bblocks my right nostril (but not both nostrils at the same time)I have to breathe through my mouth and frequently I snore.T,his has been happening. Since I hpad a general anaesthetic 12 months ago. since I have had sprays and antibiotics Ehat causes this
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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Hello,

Intermittent alternate nostril blockage may be due to nasal cycle or polyps or allergy or sinusitis etc.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Avoid cool drinks and freeze water avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

Use water vapour inhalation and salt water gargling thrice a day for five days. Use tablet Levocetirizine and Montelukast once a day at night for five days.

If symptoms not improved please consult your ENT specialist he will examine the nasal cavity and treat you accordingly.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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