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A 20-year-old male asked:

one nostril is always blocked alternative checked by my ent 3 months ago he said allergies till today my nose is the same thing he still say allergies?

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Dr. Mahesh Allam
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Nasal congestion: The mucosa or nasal lining may b congested. Consider asking for Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray & use daily for 2 weeks.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Second opinion: If its allergies your next step is to verify your condition by an allergist. I assume your ENT has ruled out a nasal polyp.

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