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why does a cold stuff up the nose

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
40 years experience Integrative Medicine
Blood vessels: The blood vessels that line your nasal passages are probably swelling at night, causing it to become stuffed up. Make sure you aren't sleeping in a ho ... Read More
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Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dust allergy: You may have a dust allergy. Get tested or try a hypoallergenic mattress and pillow cover.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Consider use of a: neti pot.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral an ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Decongestants: Over the counter options are limited, but decongestants will probably be your best bet. If you can talk to you doctor or a walk-in clinic, then you mi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy: It could be allergy to something. Try neti pot nasal irrigations. I find them very helpful in relieving allergy symptoms and nasal congestion. Also, s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Decreased taste: Part of our sense of taste is due to our sense of smell. When nasal congestion inhibits smell, our sense of taste is diminished as well. Using saline ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stuffed up: you can try an over the counter decongestant. If your symptoms progress have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mucinex (guaifenesin) D. : I like this product but don't use it if you have high blood pressure. It works for 12 hours. Saline nasal spray like ocean spray can help too.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, that is not : Uncommon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Hydrocodone : You have several reasons to temporarily lose your sense of smell even with a mild nasal mucosal irritation. Hydrocodone use is the most common cause. ... Read More
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