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what is a good medicine for snoring?

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No medicine works: The only cases when medicine can work are when treating underlying conditions that make the snoring worse such as allergies causing upper airway congestion or treating heartburn/reflux with medication. The only other types of meds for snoring is weight loss meds. Snoring is often weight related and loosing weight can help. Overall though sleep apnea is risk. You should see you doctor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Snoring treatment: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason.

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A few weeks ago my husband started snoring all the time. Is there anything we can do about it?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Yes: It's possible that he has nasal congestion at night forcing him to be a mouth breather when he sleeps. This can lead to snoring. The nasal congestion can be due to allergies or a recent cold. Have your husband try otc decongestant nasal sprays and/or breathe right strips for several nights. If this doesn't work or he has pauses in his breathing, you should see an ent.
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What can I do to stop snoring?

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Stop Snoring: Multiple factors contribute to snoring. These can include anatomic issues such as a deviated septum, long or low lying palate, a small jaw, a large tongue, a short, thick neck as well as carrying extra weight in the abdomen. Once sleep apnea is ruled out, things like breathe right strips, weight loss and oral appliances can be tried. Septal deviation and palate issues can be surgically corrected.
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Why do people snore? Does it point to any disease?

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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
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Narrowed airway: Snoring happens as muscles relax during sleep and air flows through a floppier smaller airway . If snoring is chronic it may be a sign of sleep apnea (osa) that is associated with daytime sleepiness cardiovascular disease , diabetes and headaches for example.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if i'm snoring, what medicine is good for me(50 years old)?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Snoring: I usually recommend weight loss as the ultimate treatment. If not obese, then Afrin nasal spray for no longer than 5 days. After using the spray for 3 days, have a sleep partner rate your snoring. If resolved or much improved, then your nasal passages are contributing to the snoring. Begin saline nasal spray and follow with Nasacort (triamcinolone) OTC. If no improvement consider a dental device may help.
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Obtaining a sleep study may be an important consideration to diagnose possible underlying sleep apnea
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if I'm snoring what medicine is good for me(50 years old)?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Snoring: I usually recommend weight loss as the ultimate treatment. If not obese, then Afrin nasal spray for no longer than 5 days. After using the spray for 3 days, have a sleep partner rate your snoring. If resolved or much improved, then your nasal passages are contributing to the snoring. Begin saline nasal spray and follow with Nasacort (triamcinolone) OTC. If no improvement consider a dental device may help.

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