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Doctor insights on: Can High Stress And Anxiety Cause Nasal Passage Swelling

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Is swelling nasal passage surgery referred to as a nose job?

Is swelling nasal passage surgery referred to as a nose job?

Not always: This could simply be a septoplasty or turbinate surgery or sinus surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

Irritation: Any form of irritation: nose too dry, picking too much, overuse of nasal sprays or antihistamines, trauma, etc... ...Read more

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Smoker w/ constant cough caused by mucus from nasal passage. Had cough for 6 months & have to use inhaler! How do I get rid of it?!? I can't sleep!

Smoker w/ constant cough caused by mucus from nasal passage. Had cough for 6 months & have to use inhaler! How do I get rid of it?!? I can't sleep!

Stop smoking: First, stop smoking, then see a dr. To get diagnosed and treated with medication if necessary. But no treatment will ever be effective, if you do not stop smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Very congested nasal passage. I use mass-produced nasal spray daily. Coricidin HP does me no good. What should I use?

I have high blood pressure. Very congested nasal passage. I use mass-produced nasal spray daily. Coricidin HP does me no good. What should I use?

Get off of the spray: If you are using anything other than a nasal steroid or saline, you may have what's called rhinitis medicamentosa which may cause long-term damages to the nasal tissue. To wean you off the spray, you may need even a short-course of oral cortisone. If the symptoms recur after you have recovered, then consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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Can my nasal passage being swollen cause my ua WBC to be up a little bit.

Can my nasal passage being swollen cause my ua WBC to be up a little bit.

Here are some...: Your concern in a little high WBC in urinalysis (UA) from antiacid, steroid, nasal passage, etc. Is really beyond what we know in knowledge and reality. Please collect and bring these Qs to your doctor ordering UA for further elaboration. Endless online inquiry may furher deepen your anxiety. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?

Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?

Ans: Well smoking can lead to sinus issues and this sounds like what you may have. You can try steaming but you sound like might have an infection so perhaps best to see your doctor ...Read more

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Tbi caused brain contusion 2months ago;left side. Nasal passage on opposite side seems limited still. Go back to dr. Or nothing serious?

Tbi caused brain contusion 2months ago;left side. Nasal passage on opposite side seems limited still. Go back to dr. Or nothing serious?

Sinus issue: Depending on the severity of the tbi, there may have been injury to or swelling of the sinuses. Blood and/or mucus may be causing obstruction of the nasal passage. The MRI or ct scans done after the tbi may show this process. Is your breathing is not affected, the problem may clear on its own. Otherwise, have your doctor check out the problem. ...Read more

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Techniques to get rid of a inflammation nasal passage. I'm obviousl not using the spray right. I need to get rid if this problem. Causes head pressure?

Techniques to get rid of a inflammation nasal passage. I'm obviousl not using the spray right. I need to get rid if this problem. Causes head pressure?

Conngestion: When you insert the spray make sure that you not push the tip against the side wall of the nose. Also keep your head horzontal. When used properly th action of your finger on the trigger should cause a " swoosh " as the medicine is delivered in a fine spray. You inhale at the same time and if it drips out of your nose you have not been firm enough when you " pulled the trigger" ...Read more

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Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths?

Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths?

Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac. The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more

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Can stress and/or anxiety cause excessive mucus or post nasal drip?

Can stress and/or anxiety cause excessive mucus or post nasal drip?

Probably not: Stress might make these problems less tolerable but not cause them. ...Read more

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What effects of very high stress and anxiety along w/ panic attacks that make your nose bleed have on the body and mind.

What effects of very high stress and anxiety along w/ panic attacks that make your nose bleed have on the body and mind.

Many: High stress & anxiety can cause muscle tension, rapid heart rate, dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, diarrhea -- symptoms all over the body not to mention the scary emotions of fear and dread. It can result in sleep disturbance, which worsens the whole thing. Nosebleeds can happen from causes like dry air, picking, and inhaled drugs like Cocaine -- not usually stress alone. ...Read more

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Can extreme stress/anxiety cause Reaction to both Advil/Aleve (itchy throat) & tylenol (stuffy/blocked nose & throat) all of a sudden, was ok with all?

Can extreme stress/anxiety cause Reaction to both Advil/Aleve (itchy throat) & tylenol (stuffy/blocked nose & throat) all of a sudden, was ok with all?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for help but see doctor first to rule out allergy, which can be dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I stop touching lymph nodes? I heard that if I keep touching them they might keep swelling. Its just hard not to because of stress and anxiety

Should I stop touching lymph nodes? I heard that if I keep touching them they might keep swelling. Its just hard not to because of stress and anxiety

If you have swollen: Lymph notes you need to see your doctor. Please see him/her to rule out possible medical conditions. Please visit a clinical psychologist because you MAY have an anxiety disorder or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. We create rituals or behaviors to control a largely un-controllable world. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to clear nasal passage from allergies?

Could you tell me what's the best way to clear nasal passage from allergies?

Saline: If excess mucous is the problem quick relief can often be obtained with nasal rinses or even saline nasal spray. Antihistamines can also decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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What can be done for nasal passage burning from afrin?

What can be done for nasal passage burning from afrin?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin can irritate your nose especially if you taking it too long or it is too dry or already raw, try nasal saline and that is not enough, see your doctor for meds. ...Read more

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How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

May need allergy fix: Could be due to allergies. Possibly sinus disease. Either way, see an ENT for help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply aquaphor inside nasal passage for dryness?

Is it safe to apply aquaphor inside nasal passage for dryness?

Saline is safer: Use saline nasal spray or nasal gel. Much safer than using aquaphor. It is not designed for this use, and if used should be used very sparingly. ...Read more

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What can I use or take to cure this stinging sensation in my nasal passage?

What can I use or take to cure this stinging sensation in my nasal passage?

Nasal lubrication: Most causes of nasal burning are related to dry membranes, often during a cold or winter. Applying a lubricant such as vaseline on a regular basis (every 3-4 hours while awake) should relieve your symptoms. If they persist, a visit to an ENT specialist could be valuable. ...Read more

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I keep sniffing to clear nasal passage. Is this what is causing my dull hearing?

I keep sniffing to clear nasal passage. Is this what is causing my dull hearing?

Plugged ears: You likely have nasal obstruction as well (allergy would be first on the list of suspects especially if the sniffling is seasonal in nature) and the swelling has obstructed the inner ear (eustachean tubes) opening leading to plugged ears and hearing impairment. Try nasal steroid for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. If not, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a nasal drip from my left nasal passage steadily (though with dry periods) over the last several days. How to stop this?

Several suggestions: If it is just over the last few days then otc sudafed and older drying antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. This time of year start to see tree pollen allergy so allergy meds may help. If unilateral watery drainage continues then possible spinal fluid leak from sinuses so would need ENT eval. ...Read more

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I have swollen dry nasal passage. No mucus. Cannot breathe. Please advise.

Nasolaryngoscopy: Your doc can look inside with a small endoscope. Probably you are a candidate for nasal steroids and "ocean spray".

You want to have it checked with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more