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Can You Get An Ent Endoscopy With A Stuffed Up Nose
Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
Could TMJ cause persistent blocked nose /nasal congestion (one side, sometimes both, no snot) . Already went to ENT and had mri. Nothing's wrong. No a?
May be different: Although TMJ issues can cause many different symptoms, it's very possible that your upper airway congestion is due to allergy or other non-tmj conditions. Has your primary care practitioner suggested the possibility your congestion could be allergy-related? It is more common for patients with TMJ conditions to complain of ear congestion. Make sure you discuss this with your physician or arnp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes post nasal drip (constant lump feeling when swallow) & periodic nasal congestion same side, for month. Endoscopy normal, culture negative?
What could cause lump feeling when i swallow (right side only) & periodic nasal congestion same side (sleeping & sometimes day)? Endoscopy was normal
What can I do as a follow-up for Globus sensations, if I am still experiencing symptoms and ENT found nothing after nasal endoscopy?
Globus: Globus or "lump" sensation is often the result of sinus post nasal drainage and silent reflux. Smoking makes this worse also. Some other causes include Zenker's diverticulum, goiter, stress, neurological disorders. Your otolaryngologist will most likely place a flexible scope through you nose into the throat to assess. Evaluate further with persistent symptoms while treating possible causes. ...Read more
Ive chronic nasal congestion. My ENT couldnt figure out the problem. The only thing that work is nasal decongestants, but can i use them everyday?
Decongestants: Depending the type you are taking and your medical history decongestants can be taken safely. They can be taken everyday as long as you follow the recommended dosages and frequencies. If you have hypertension or cardiovascular disease, you should not take decongestants oral ones. Topical sprays should only be used for colds or sinus infections for 2-4 days then stopped. ...Read more
I went to ENT and was diagnosed with allergies. Is it common to have a slight headache w/ nasal congestion as a symptom? How long will it last?
Will an MRI of the brain and IAC without contrast show my sinuses? My ENT ordered this exam due to severe nasal congestion and facial pressure.
Nasal endoscopy culture positive for staph aureus with no white cells. ENT saw pus in sinuses. Could I have a bacterial infection without white cells?
Neti pots can : Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more
Quick fix: Although, my philosophy in the practice of my specialty, has always been what is the diagnosis before treating the patient. There are a number of treatment possibilities. Otc Neo-Synephrine nasal spray for a maximum of 3 times a day for 3 days. Sudafed, a decongestant, for 3 days. Rarely a high but short course of oral steroids or nasal steroids. If all of these fail, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed. ...Read more
I have a headache in the back of my head and a small lump on the base of the right side of my skull. i also have a stuffed up nose.
I have a stuffed up nose and my tonsils burn like crazy . they are slightly swollen and have small white patches on them. Should I be concerned ?
See your doctor: for evaluation, you might need prescription medications, meanwhile, use saline nasal wash, and salt water gargles ...Read more
I have a stuffed up nose all day and night with all the other allergy stuff like sneezibg runny nose its been like this for as long as i can remember?
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