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HOW TO GET RID OF A BLOCKED NOSE | DR SANJEEV MOHANTY

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

TOPIC: ANTIHISTAMINES, NASAL SPRAY, MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES, ANAESTHESIA, ENT, COVID -19


There are many potential causes of a blocked nose, so the method of curing a persistent blocked nose will vary. That said, here are some tips to help sufferers consider a course of action.

1. Curing a persistent blocked nose can be easy or difficult depending what the cause is – so you need to see an ENT surgeon at the earliest.


2. The easiest problem to solve is rhinitis caused by allergy, as this can respond very well to medication such as steroids or antihistamines. They can be administered as aerosols (steroidal nasal spray) or tailored dosage of oral medications. Identifying the allergen can also help, blood and skin prick tests along with taking a thorough history are how you do this. Salt water sprays and douches are also useful.


3. The toughest problem is extreme allergy – nasal polyps, which completely block the nose, cause loss of taste and smell, and are linked to asthma. Surgery is usually indicated to unblock the nasal passage and enhance better drug delivery to the tissues inside. A cocktail of drugs is frequently required to keep them at bay. Monoclonal antibodies may be useful but are still to be established as a standard of care.


4. Medium sized problems include a deviated nasal septum and septum adhesions, along with chronically enlarged turbinates. They respond well to surgery, under either local or general anaesthesia.


5. Other causes include perennial non-allergic rhinitis and sinus tumours. The latter are rare and usually present with bleeding, blockage and pain. The former may respond to steroids and/or surgery.​



KEYWORDS: NOSE, ENT, SURGEON, ANTIHISTAMINES, NASAL SPRAY, MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES, ANAESTHESIA, SINUS


For further queries about the infections, diseases, and treatments of the ear, nose or throat, Dr Mohanty’s Speciality ENT Clinics in Chennai, India can help in a number of ways,

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US :

Dr Mohanty’s Speciality ENT Clinics

Manapakkam, Chennai, India.

For Consultation: +91 97910 74677

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