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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The use of this drug which constricts blood vessels may eventually lead to rebound. That is, the blood vessels in the lateral wall of the nose will ac ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Use steroid spray: I am assuming that the nasal spray you are using is over the counter decongestant spray. You should see an md who can prescribe a corticosteroid nasal ... Read More
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
OTC medicine: The simplest thing to do would be to go to your pharmacy and have the team advise you regarding the best over-the -counter drug.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Not a decongestant: This is an opioid pain medication used for moderate to severe pain. There are some cough medications that have hydrocodone as a cough suppressant. C ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Many causes including eustachian tube issues and hearing loss. Nasal rinse may make it worse and nasonex (mometasone) takes two weeks to work. See an ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be: But, difficulty focusing your eyes is not typical with sinusitis. See your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies?: This sounds like allergic rhinitis with a post nasal drip. Try using some loratidine or cetrizine once daily. If symptoms persist, your doc can prescr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Positio: When you lay on your side, the body pressure sensors will cause the nostril closest to the pillow to stuff up. We all normally breathe through one no ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip: there are a few things that can cause your symptoms,. allergies are first, if you have a recurrent seasonal patterns, but also acid reflux can cause s ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Eusthacian tube: dysfunction. otc Sudafed will take care of it . Also use such as antihistamin for allergies so the eustachian stays open .
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad cough: You can take some OTC cough syrup and/or Mucinex. But with the wheezing, you really need to see a doc for a complete exam. Try an urgent care center.
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Nasal problem: Thses are signs and symptoms of problems in your nose affecting your ears with blockage. See an ear note an throat specialist as quickly as possible b ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Head pressure: Yes this could be a sinus infection. Also problem with smoking, and you should quit. See your doctor about checking you for a sinus or ear infectio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral illness: If you are having any problems breathing, have fever, have a change in the appearance of your sputum or are having other symptoms it may be necessary ... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Excitable brain: The brain controls an important mechanism called the nasal cycle. Without details this is changed by high calorie malnutrition, particularly all the s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Sinus infection can cause your symptoms and if there is no obstruction at the sinus openings, you should consult an allergist-immunologist to work you ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds a lot: like INFLUENZA (FLU!!!!) Drink lots of fluids, takes Aspirin or Acetominophen for the fever and REST! If symptoms continue or worsen...Call your Prim ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
C/p on waking: May be GERD/ reflux /gastritis. Would elevate head of bed by putting pillow under mattress, consider ranitidine or prevecid for a month and see if ma ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Nasal fluid: These symptoms should be evaluated by an ENT physician. On physical examination, including with a nasal endoscopy, they can determine if the fluid is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The headaches: you describe may be due to a SINUS problem. Lying down decreases the emptying of fluid filled sinuses due to seasonal allergies! This is "that time of ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe sinusitis.: Try a decongestant like pseudophed. If that's not helpful see your primary care doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Check up needed: You should be seen if the chest pain is present, if the coughing worsens, or if you develop a temp. This could be a viral process, but also the start ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Allergy : or rather inflammation of your upper airways,affecting your middle ear through Eustachian tube congestion,and also producing cough through irritation ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stuffy nose: When you lower your head, the turbinates (normal structures in your nose) will swell, but they will go down in size when you are upright. During an i ... Read More

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