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Water Up Nose
Coughing: Coughing "water" sounds concerning and may be an indication of aspiration occurring during drinking liquids. This would require an evaluation by a speech/swallow therapist and potentially an ent. Coughing in general indicated irritation in the airway at some level between the vocal cords and the lungs themselves. Producing enough fluid of any kind (mucus being common) should be evaluated. ...Read more
Upper respiratory infection: Probably a upper respiratory infection. The mucus you are producing is coming from the sinuses. For symptom relief you can use a saline nasal spray, and take a cold medicine that has a decongestant in it. If nasal stuffiness is intolerable, you could use a nasal spray like Afrin however when this medication wears off your nose will be stuffer then before you used it. You will need an antibiotic. ...Read more
For significant: Sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep. ...Read more
Saline spray helping through day, but what to do at night, been waking up stuffy with blood in nostrils when blowing nose.
Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! ...Read more
Nose pressure ears clogged opens up when i yawn xray showed nose has mucus backedup antibiotics not working salt water spray not working since august?
Sinuses: That's a long time to be suffering ! The sinuses and ears all drain into the nose and upper throat and can be affected by infection, allergies or other conditions in that area. A thorough evaluation by a board certified allergist is warranted and is likely help you even if its not caused by allergy. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Waking up 2 weeks dry bloody crusty nose when blow my nose throughout day yellow bloody use saline drops don't seem to help much ne suggestions?
If...: If this has been two weeks of persistent symptoms especially if associated with facial pain and significant congestion might be time to have antibiotics prescribed. Usually fluids, rest and OTC meds are recommended in the first few days but after that long if not better then a bacterial infection is possible. Go to your dr. or urgent care for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more
Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?
Indoor allergy?: Frequently indoor allergies manifest as night time or morning symptoms of congestion, nasal discharge and post nasal drip. While medications are helpful (antihistamines and nasal sprays), allergy testing (for dust mite, mold, feathers, etc) to identify if there is a specific trigger could lead to avoidance measures resulting in improvement with less medications! ...Read more
Congested all day and night and worsens when wake up can't breathe out of left nostril nor blow my nose. Dry throat. Home remedies??
Yes: Saline drops/gel the safest way to treat congestion when pregnant. Decongestants like sudafed or phenylephrine are pregnancy category c which advises weighing risk of fetal injury (animal studies only) against benefit to mother. Vaporizer can moisten dry air & loosen mucus for easier removal. ...Read more
Runny nose, cough wet. Headache with green/yellow mucus in nose & coughed up. Pressure around nose. Worse after a wk. & cough worse at night? Flu?
Water eyes with itching in corners continuosly ,drippy nose. clear..no color. Few times woke up with dry gluey sensation in
Waking with sore head blocked nose blowing nose and yellow fluid drains out. Gp says there's nothing they can do?
Find another Dr.: Yellow discharge usually means infection, and may require antibiotics. In the meantime, I suggest Afrin nasal spray to shrink your nasal and sinus membranes, and open up your eustachian tubes. Also, get a cool mist humidifier, and fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide and two bottles of water. The H2O2 will kill virus and bacteria on contact, and break down into harmless water and oxygen ...Read more
Can a stuffy nose throughout night cause oxygen deprivation? I go to sleep with a little stuff nose and wake up with stuffy nose after 10 hours.
The nose knows: Your stuffy nose, while a nuisance that can cost you a good night's sleep, is no threat to adequate oxygenation. The physiologic drives to maintain adequate oxygen levels will cause you to breathe through your mouth if the nose is obstructed. This is why you wake up with a dry mouth as well as a stuffed nose. ...Read more