Blocked Nose Q&As

Providing personal answers to your questions on blocked noses.

Expert advice and answers

How Healthy Are You?

Check the condition of your general health and immune system.

Take the test

Dr. Jen Tan's Blog

Read Dr. Jen Tan's blog on everything about blocked noses.

Visit the blog

Ask Dr. Jen Tan

A.Vogel Talks Blocked Nose

Nasal congestion - that 'bunged up' feeling often accompanies a cold

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


Add your comments

You email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Check input OK
Check input OK


  • Pratyusha's photo avatar
    Pratyusha — 25.07.2017 16:52
    Due to sinus or blocked nose does blackness occur around the nose?


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 25.07.2017 23:03
      I presume you mean a change in colour of the skin around the nose and I can't think of a clear reason why this might occur. In some people, a change of texture or colouration of skin might occur if an area of skin is rubbed regularly as a result of irritation. This is not directly related to the blocked nose or blocked sinus.


  • Sophie's photo avatar
    Sophie — 20.07.2017 12:40
    I had a sinus problem for about 4-6 weeks including a flemy cough. Nothing was seeming to be working so I was taking antibiotics for a couple days and it all cleared for about 1 week and then my nose started to block again. Nothing seems to be working


    • Sophie's photo avatar
      Sophie — 20.07.2017 13:18
      And I can feel my head is starting hurt again


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 20.07.2017 14:39
      The fact that your head is starting to give you pain again suggests that pressure within our sinuses is building. Sometimes antibiotics may need to be taken for a bit longer and as they have worked in the past, another course may be necessary. As much as we would like to avoid the overuse of this class of drugs, they can be very helpful when used correctly.


  • Maureen Burr's photo avatar
    Maureen Burr — 03.07.2017 15:35
    I have suffered from nasel polyps, and have had 4 surgeries for that reason. I am wandering if I might have more polyps as my right nostril is blocked up. I haven't had a cold, just constant sinus problems.


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 03.07.2017 18:56
      If you have had recurrent polyps in the past, it is likely that you may suffer these again. One underlying reason could be the presence of a condition called allergic rhinitis - basically, a background allergic condition can lead to low-grade inflammation and the development of polyps. Your doctor will be the best person to advise you on this and if he does not recommend any treatment, you might want to try Pollinosan tablets.


Sinuforce Nasal Spray - Blocked nose remedy


£ 7.35

Sinuforce - For the relief of nasal catarrh, nasal congestion and a runny nose.
More info

What's being asked

What can I do to unblock my nose?

The answer to your question depends on the cause of your blocked nose.1. If you have a structural ...
Read more >

I have had a constant blocked nose for the last 8 weeks. I have been treated by my doctor with Amoxicillin, Doxycycline and Avamys nasal spray, but to no avail. I have tried steaming with menthol crystals, but it keeps me awake at night as I can't breath. Any suggestions?

Your problem does sound rather uncomfortable and resilient to treatment. I would suggest that you ...
Read more >

How can I clear my blocked nose? Are there foods that I should eat/not eat?

I am sorry to hear that you have been suffering a blocked nose. There are two main reasons why this ...
Read more >

How healthy are you?

Take our quick quiz to discover just how healthy your immune system is, as well as some useful information about your general health and wellbeing!

Check now

Here’s what I recommend

As the A. Vogel Immune System expert, I recommend Sinuforce Nasal Spray with menthol, to help ease symptoms of a blocked nose.

Learn more

Did you know?

Pregnancy can make you more susceptible to a blocked nose. Hormonal changes can cause the delicate tissues of your nose to become inflamed, restricting the flow of air and causing you to experience a blocked nose.

What's causing my blocked nose at night?
Free sample of Menopause Support