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Can stress or anxiety affect the sinuses (blocked nose for over 12 months but no runny nose etc)?

Can stress or anxiety affect the sinuses (blocked nose for over 12 months but no runny nose etc)?

Maybe: Could just be sinus, but, I've provided a visual to help you see just how many ways the major stress hormone can hurt your body. It's one reason why it is so very important to find a way to reduce stress in your life before stress reduces your life. There are many good practices for stress reduction - find one that fits you and make it a center to your daily mental hygiene. (pun intended.) ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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I wake up every morning with what seems a constant blocked nose. I don't have the cold yet my sinuses seem blocked. I sleep with my head elevated.

I wake up every morning with what seems a constant blocked nose.  I don't have the cold yet my sinuses seem blocked. I sleep with my  head elevated.

Many possibilities : You would benefit greatly from an ENT examination. Allergy certainly may be playing a role, but so can your anatomy. You might be sensitive to the environment of your bedroom. Having a good examination of your nose and nasal cavity is important in figuring out what's going on. ...Read more

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Is it a cold or sinus if you have blocked nose and heat in your sinuses no aches and slight wheezyness?

Sinusitis: A sinus infection can occur from nasal allergies or a nasal infection such as a cold. The fact that you are wheezing will incline me to tell you to seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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I have had bad sinuses for around 3 months now - blocked nose, sniffles, some mucus but not much. It's also in my chest and I find breathing difficult?

I have had bad sinuses for around 3 months now - blocked nose, sniffles, some mucus but not much. It's also in my chest and I find breathing difficult?

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. And as an atopic condition, allergies and asthma can coexist - this could explain the breathing difficulty. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Constantly getting blocked sinuses, ears, nose for years. Worse after flus. Gagging from build up of mucus that's hard to cough up or blow out. ideas?

Constantly getting blocked sinuses, ears, nose for years. Worse after flus. Gagging from build up of mucus that's hard to cough up or blow out. ideas?

Depends on cause: Could be infectious or allergic or mechanical blockage. You need a good doc to go over the various possibilities with you and sort out what's happening and help you get to a satisfactory solution for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would be causing burning in my sinuses and in the bridge of my nose? I do not have any nasal congestion.

What would be causing burning in my sinuses and in the bridge of my nose? I do not have any nasal congestion.

Dry sonus: Your sinus may be too dry. There needs to be vaporization for the sinuses. Try to keep the moisture in the sinus by putting just a little Vaseline to entry of nose. This will keep the vapor in the sinus care if this helps you ...Read more

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How to stop a blocked nose?

How to stop a blocked nose?

Treat the cause : several causes. Check with ENT to make sure no polyps or deviated nasal septum or other pathology. If everything is ruled out look for allergy or environmental causes. To learn how to treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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Alway got a blocked nose any suggestions?

Alway got a blocked nose any suggestions?

Nasal Plugging: Could be chronic underlying infection, allergies, polypoid tissue (callouses in the mucosa), septal deviation, concha bullosa structures. Basically you need to see your ENT first. ...Read more

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Have blocked nose back ach and uneasiness?

Have blocked nose back ach and uneasiness?

Common cold?: A viral cause is the correct answer 99 percent of the time. This can be managed with warm salt water rinses of the back of the mouth and acetomenophen if necessary. Fever may cause uneasiness and back ache, but to be certain, go see a doctor! any uneasiness may be a reason to seek help in person, as the general symptoms you ask about may be leading to something more important than the common cold. ...Read more

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I have a blocked nose and it won't go! how can I unblock it?

I have a blocked nose and it won't go! how can I unblock it?

Diagnosis: A blocked nose can be the result of several disorders. They include abusing the nose with otc nasal sprays, allergy, nasal polyps, hypertrophic inferior turbinates, deviated nasal sputum. Obviously, the best advice is to seen an ENT doctor. Please keep in mind that treatment always follows a proper diagnosis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How to sleep with a blocked nose?

How to sleep with a blocked nose?

Several options: A good place to start is to figure out why your nose is blocked. Is it blocked only at night when you want to sleep? You may be allergic to dust/dander or something else in your bedroom in that case. If you only have an occasional blocked nose, sometimes a vasoconstrictor like oxymetazoline (Afrin) is OK, but only for 3 days of use. Saline spray, keeping your head up, and allergy meds may help too ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blocked nose?

How can I get rid of blocked nose?

Blocked nose: The only way to tell is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

Depends on cause: The nose can be congested from allergy, medications, polyps, and structural problems. Nasal steroids and antihistamine/decongestant preparations can help with allergy, nasal steroids sometimes reduce polyps. If it is structural such as a deviated septum, large turbinates, or polyps then surgery is often beneficial. Suggest seeing an ENT physician for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my blocked nose?

How can I get rid of my blocked nose?

Mouth breathing: It is not uncommon with osa that an individual may have nasal airway insufficiency and thus breathe primary through their mouth. This dysfunctional breathing pattern may lead to an enlarged tongue and at night during sleep obstructive sleep apnea which will not allow extended time in restorative delta sleep levels. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What is best home remedy for a blocked nose?

What is best home remedy for a blocked nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to sleep with a blocked nose?

Can you tell me how to sleep with a blocked nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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