Having sinus problem since childhood.

Hello doctor, I’m suffering from sinus problems since childhood. I went from sinus operation due to presence of polyps and fungal infection in my nose at PGIMER chandigarh in july 2015. It went well and I had no issues afterward for almost 1 year. Now from past few month again my nose is blocked and I cant breath through it. My doctor did endoscopy of my nose and said it is normal and recommended to use “solspre” (isotonic nasal spray). In past I have used Nasowash and rhinoset-S. but now nothing is working. I have completely blocked nose please tell me what to do? I can’t visit my doctor as I am very much away from there.

Having sinus problem since childhood.
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  1. Hi Sarthak,thank you for posting your query on Medimetry.

    Looking at your symptoms, Allergy is the most common cause for polyps in the nose.Even after the surgery for polyps removal,there are chances of recurrence of polyp due to Allergy problem.

    I would advise you to have an Allergy test(it will help to find out the substances to which you are allergic) and try to avoid such allergic substances like certain foods,dust,grass pollen,etc.

    Also you may find relief by taking Nasal steroid spray like Mometasone,Oral Antihistamines like Loratidine-both will help against the allergy and reduce nasal congestion.Nasal steroid spray also help in reducing the size of polyps.

    You may also use Oral decongestant like Phenylephrine and Nasal decongestant drops like Xylometazoline for a short time in case of nasal blockage(use only if you are not suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease,and glaucoma-high pressure in the eyes).

    Continue using Saline nasal spray

    Also do steam inhalation.Avoid cold food and dust.

    Hope this answers your question.Take care.