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Blocked Nose without Flu or Mucus

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: January 12, 2022 12:54 PM

rotihangit94 6 months

I am 27yo and just come back from Umrah on 21/12/21. I was tested positive Covid-19 on 25/12/2021.

I have quite severe Resdung allergies since I was in high school and had several time paid my visit to ENT (year 2014) in goverment hospital because of Rhinitis. I was advised to use Nasal Spray, but I don’t really use it frequent. I only use it only twice (only for few days after doctor prescribe it to me. I don’t use it because I don’t have any trouble to breath unless i have flu; which is very normal to me and I still don’t use the nasal spray).

However, my condition get worse after i had to do my swab test before we depart to Mekkah. I got flu and had really bad time on plane for the whole 8 hours. My nose blocked and i got headache. But it stopped after few days. After I landed in Malaysia, I hv the same problems for 5 days until my 2nd swab test revealed I’m positive Covid 19.

I was released by KKM from quarantine on 04/01/2022. Somehow I got fever on 05/012022 where my body temperature was 37.4 for 2 days and I fully recovered after 3 days.

My current issue is, my nose blocked all the time which I cannot breath properly. I tried not to breath using my mouth since I still have cough as my Post Covid Syndrome, also because I don’t want to get phlegm. Due to this problem, feel stuffy in chest and lack of breath, hence I started using nasal spray again after years. I have to spray 2 drops twice per day only for me to breath properly. Otherwise, I would have difficult time and my breath will sound so loud because of me struggling to breath. This is happening since I have the fever until now.

Kindly let me know whether I should be worried about my issue or it will go away after few days or weeks. Thank you.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 6 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your health issues.

Based on your explanations, you are having blocked nose and difficulty in breathing after covid-19 infections. I will give the informations related to your situation.

For your information, most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. But some people continue to experience symptoms after their recovery.

These people sometimes describe themselves as “long haulers” and the conditions have been called post-COVID-19 syndrome or “long COVID-19.” These health issues are sometimes called post-COVID-19 conditions. They’re generally considered to be effects of COVID-19 that persist for more than four weeks after you’ve been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.

Common long COVID symptoms include:

  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty in breathing
  • chest pain or tightness
  • problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • heart palpitations
  • dizziness
  • joint pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • tinnitus, earaches
  • feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
  • a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
  • rashes

You need to seek medical advice to get confirmation about your health status and early treatments to prevent any unfavourable situations

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Wed Jan 12 2022 12:54:32 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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