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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for nasal congestion

Hi, I have been living the past many months with my nazzel passages becoming clogged on one side or the other, and on occassion both. One is always open enough for breathing, however not very comfortably. It happens at night most the time just I get ready for, or into bed for the night. I often use a nazzel spray that opens it up but Im concerened about the frequency I use it. When I do use it, its plugged one one side in the morning almost all the time. Allgergies??? (never had them in the past.) Please advise best you can, and thank you very much!! Larry (59 y o)
Tue, 10 Nov 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear ,

As per your query you have nasal congestion on one side of nose specially while laying down . Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like allergies , hay fever , nasal polyps , chemical exposures , chronic sinusitis , tumors and a deviated septum . I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist for proper examination . Doctor may order CT scan , nasal endoscopy , viral culture test and blood tests . Doctor may prescribe antibacterial or nti viral depending upon the diagnosis along with decongestant or expectorant . Doctor may also prescribe anti allergic or recommend surgery in case of deviated nasal septum or nasal polyp . For now apply warm compresse on nose , keep your head elevated while sleeping , take steam and take benadryl twice a day .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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