Nasal congestion

What is Nasal congestion?

When nostril (either ) filled with mucus and have difficulty in taking breath, that's called nasal congestion.

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i want toknow whether wikoryl af drops is over dose for babies or can i give them.i have a 8months old girl baby who is suffering from cold,cough and nasal congestion for the past 5days..i ve been giving her wikoryl but seems no improvement..slightly better..should i wait?? or what to give her?

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Hi,
Thanks and welcome to healthcare magic.
Wickoryl syrup or drops can be given safely to 8 months old baby .
Local instillation of saline nasal drops relieves congestion and blocked nose.
Zn-20 syrup 5 ml will prevent cold.
If possible steam inhalation gives relief soon.
Keep the baby warm and...

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5mths girl, post running nose followed by nasal congestion which was treated with normal saline nasal drops twice a day for 2days. Nasal congestion cleared but today acute state of distress/ not able to breast feed or sleep, cries out loud on putting down but quiet on carrying upright. What may be the problem?

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to healthcare magic.
Feeding is problematic in babies with blocked nose because breathing is interrupted with engaged mouth and blocked nose.
Similary while lying down in horizontal position mucus and sputum is collected at back of throat.
Nasal blockage can be removed by saline...

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Hello doctor
my daughter is 11 month old. She is suffering from cough n cold since 6 days. We took her to doctor and doctor suggested few medicines which are 'alerid' 'ashalin' and 'crocin drops'. He diagoned her as nasal congestion. Would like to know if the diagnosis is ok. Would also like to know why ashalin is given by doctor when the diagnosis is nasal congestion.

initially for the last two days she vomitted after taking the medicines. Now since yesterday she is able to take the medicines. She is not yet getting relief. Pls suggest if the diagnosis is ok and should we continue these medicines.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
Usually in children younger than 1 year of age is due to viral infection. Viral infection can cause nasal congestion and cough. It may take 2 weeks to get better. Asthalin is given for Asthma. may be your doctor is suspecting Asthma. Usually it is not recommended to give cough...

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hi, ive been have a sore throat really green mucus and even blood come up usually around the evening time nasal congestion as well..please help i need to study for my classes but all i want to do is take meds and sleep because of the severe throat aches.

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Hi welcome to HCM....

Here according to history it seems to be bronchitis like infection secondary to sore throat ....

If needed investigation with digital chest x ray done along with auscultation ...

Here according to severity treatment given for which if needed spirometry can be done ..

You...

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my 4 yr old son complained of not feeling well he felt fevered so i gave him tylenol at bedtime he complained of a headache and had a fever of 102 gave motrin woke up this morning fevered and headache on and off all day today with nasal congestion he was at the dr about 2 wks ago and they prescribed phenegran but now this

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to healthcaremagic
Clinically he is having viral URTI.what he requires is symptomatic treatment like paracetamol (Tylenol ) and saline nose drops.If fever doesn't decrease in 48 hours then consult your doctor
Happy to help you
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My dr was treating me for nasal congestion but I had to stop taking the medication now all I can smell is sulphur and I don't know what it is? Please help. Also the one side of my nose is clear which is the side I smell the sulphur in the other side is plugged which I can't seem to clear it.

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for asking question in HCM.
Here mostly you have aberrent smell perception called parosmia.
This can be due to rhinitis,rhinosinusitis, trauma, surgery,polyp,toxic injury like radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
So your previous nasal congestion was mostly associated with infection like...

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for how long can a patient take the injection Diprofos due my husband suffer from high hay fever even when he takes a glass of beer or some wine his nose literly blockes and even discharge comes from his nose at night he even does not sleep cause his nose is always blocked and our family doctor suggested this injection after taking pills like cirrus and anti biotics for infection and he also suggested rhinostop spray by the way my husband is taking levothyroxine tablets daily of 75 due that half of his thyroid is working

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Hi

Thanks for the query

Diprofos (Betamethasone) injection should be used only when the routine treatment regimen fails. It can be used any number of times in a year, but there are various side effects involved depending upon the frequency.

Stuffy nose following alcohol ingestion is caused by...

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my 20 month old son has a cold with much nasal congestion and has started vomiting. he is not eating much and i am unsure if the congestion is causing the vomiting. he is not running a temperature. wetting diapers. had 2 episodes of diarrhea. he is playful and talkative.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.
It is a common problem we see in our practice that child vomiting when they have upper respiratory tract infection. The reason being - when child coughs he will have rise in intraabdominal pressure and they will throw up and...

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hi..i m asif,single, male 25 year old ,height 5 feet 9 inch, and weight 65 kg...i have problem that when i urinate...after urination oderless, slipry , fluid come out...why it happend?i take antibiotic i.e ofloxine or levofloxicine and anti allergic ,atihistamatic tablets for stuffy nose and cold...kindly guide me what should i take for the semen after urinating and for stuffy and flu illargy please

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Hi, My 3 year old has bad enviornmental allergies and takes a antihistamine and nasal spray everyday. She usually has a runny nose with clear mucous, itchy eyes and even wheezing when the weather changes or if the pollen is high but it usually goes away and is not severe. She has had a really stuffy nose, alot of thick mucous and a bad smell from her nose. She had a nose bleed last night and Im cocerned thats it might be more than allergies.

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Hi. I ve got a head cold and am suffering from nasal congestion, runny nose (the mucus is clear) and body aches. I take 25 mg of amitryptilyn at night, along with topomax and a muscle relaxer for headaches. Can I take an over-the-counter decongestant if I am taking these other medications?

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I have had a nasal congestion since February I already went to an ENT and allergest had a CT Scan everything is negative. Went to a doctor in Mexico and he said that my left nostrial is not as open as my right notril. what do I do I am tired of being congested. I take spays netipod breathe rights

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Hello Sir/Mam, My self XXXXXXX XXXX and i m 29 yrs old.I m accountant by profession.from last 1 yr i m suffering from Sinus problem.I DAILY FEEL PAIN IN MY FOREHEAD IN MORNING NEAR 11-12 AM. AND IT IS NOT SHARP PAIN .I FEEL PAIN IN MY FOREHEAD AND...

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HI, I seem to have a chest cold - in the morning a lot of mucus some yellow and Greene. then during the day a lot of dry cough . Now at night feel tight chest but can't cough anything out, but feel like something is there. so now the cough is dry....

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