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Nasal obstruction: Greetings. Nasal blockage that comes on suddenly (as I suspect in your case) is usually a result of allergies or possibly a virus. Recommendation would be to consider Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 consecutive days. This should help to resolve your blockage. If this doesn't resolve this problem, then see your ENT doctor. ...Read more
Hi Ive had redness inside my nose for a few months there are even lumps on the inside and back of my nose, get swollen and cant breathe left nostril?
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Need to get it checked by Ear-Nose-Throat specialist for diagnosis & treatment. In the mean time humidify the air in the house.
Do you have any allergies? ...Read more
Get evaluation: Prolonged blockage of a nostril is usually caused by either a deviated septum or an enlarged inferior turbinate. However, other causes can include polyps or tumors. A nasal steroid spray can help reduce swelling from allergies. A nasal decongestant helps with blockage from a cold. ...Read more
I only breathe through one nostril. The other is at least partial blocked. At times it opens up. What could be the cause?
Both: If there is no congestion or a deviated septum, you should always be able to breath through both nostrils. ...Read more
Will I be able to breathe through my nostrils with oxymetazoline, if i've been stuffed with allergies?
Probably: This is a nasal decongestant so most people with congestion whatever the reason, experience some benefit. The problem is that you became reliant on this decongestant effect and if you try to quit you can get "rebound" with even more congestion. I really try to have my patients avoid otc nasal decongestants and if they really insist, use for at most 3 days. ...Read more
Nose block: Breathe right nasal strips help for occasional blockage. Can be found at local drug store. ...Read more
I suffer with a blocked nose. I've noticed that on a good day I can breathe through one nostril only. what can I do about this?
See an ENT:
It is normal for one side of the nose to feel more open than the other. This usually alternates, and is called the Nasal Cycle.
However, if you ALWAYS have one particular side that is blocked, there are a number of causes. The commonest is a deviated septum.
A visit to an ENT is warranted, who will take a thorough history, do a full exam and then advise further. ...Read more
Can't breathe through left nostril, big bump inside closes my passage way, when I use steam it opens but occurs again, please help. Can't sleep?
You need to see : An ENT specialist to diagnosis and fix this. ...Read more
I can only breathe through one nostril at a time (deviated septum?). Do I need a rhinoseptoplasty?
Septal deviation: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Just had a Septoplasty on 7/23 with Submucosal Resection, was able to breathe in through nostril 1 day post-op; as of 2 hours ago feels unable to breathe in through the nostrils at all. Is this a cause for concern?
One nostril has been stuffed (not always same one) for months. Haven't breathed through 2 nostrils I'm a while. Why? HIV? STDS?
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