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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for nasal congestion

Help my nasal passages are so congested. Have been for a week. Went to dr three days ago and gave me antibiotics for sinus infection and Flonase. I haven t been able to smell Or taste anything for 4 days i am miserable. I just want to blow hard to get everything out but will that make me more inflamed and congested?I do hot showers saline solution and humidifier. Neti pot didn t work I m too Congested. So how bad is it to just blow hard and get everything out?
Mon, 20 Apr 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic,

You might have sinusitis with upper respiratory tract infection or bronchitis with congestion which actually causes this mucus or sputum.

You can do some routine blood tests with sputum examination and chest X- ray to have confirmed diagnosis.

Here you have not mentioned the antibiotics which you are taking.

Anyway,you should be given oral antibiotics (quinolones or macrolides) in full course for about 7 days with bronchodilators (beta receptor agonists, anticholinergics) syrup and nebulizers with steam inhalation to get rid off complete infection from throat or chest.

Consult pulmonologist for treatment.

Thanks and Regards,
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