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Having groin hernia surgery with local anesthesia in 3 days and have a stuffy nose. Likelihood of still having the procedure?

Having groin hernia surgery with local anesthesia in 3 days and have a stuffy nose. Likelihood of still having the procedure?

Stuffy nose: This should not be a problem for your surgery but, for completeness, please let the surgeon know about your stuffy nose. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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Is there any risk of anesthesia in 6 monrh old baby for laproscopic orchiepexy.if not what risks associated when he has cold and stuffy nose?

Is there any risk of anesthesia in 6 monrh old baby for laproscopic orchiepexy.if not what risks associated when he has cold and stuffy nose?

Anesthesia: There is always a risk from anesthesia regardless of age of patient or which type is used. This doesn't mean that the risk is particularly high for any one specific case. Please discuss this with the anesthesiologist who will be working with the baby. S/he will know more about the child's health and the type of anesthesia proposed. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have general anaesthesia if you have a stuffy nose?

Is it a bad idea to have general anaesthesia if you have a stuffy nose?

Chronic Sinusitis: If your nose is chronically stuffy, perhaps you could take a decongestant to clear your nose. If you have an active upper respiratory infection and the surgery can be put off, put it off. ...Read more

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Can I have my ganglion cyst removal surgery tomorrow under general anasthesia if I have a stuffy nose?

Can I have my ganglion cyst removal surgery tomorrow under general anasthesia if I have a stuffy nose?

Depends: In adults mild respiratory illness rarely causes problems with anesthesia. If there are no fever or general sickness you probably can proceed. Final evaluation and decision is up to your anesthesiologist. If you can talk to your surgical office. ...Read more

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What's the best decongestant to use when you have a stuffy nose?

What's the best decongestant to use when you have a stuffy nose?

Decongestants: Oral Pseudoephedrine is the most effective pill, but oral phenylephrine is the most available, because you do not have to have a driver's license handy to identify yourself when purchasing it. Both can disturb sleep. So at night a lot of people choose topical decongestants, for example afrin, (oxymetazoline) Vicks spray, 4-way spray, etc. Those sprays can be addicting. Spray antihistamines work well if allergic. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a stuffy nose?

Why do I always have a stuffy nose?

Many reasons.: You may have allergy symptoms, it is possibly a septal deviation, nasal polyps, infections, discharge from the sinuses. You should get checked by your physician and may be a referral to an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Hello I have a stuffy nose and my nose is also bleeding but not coming out what should I do?

Hello I have a stuffy nose and my nose is also bleeding but not coming out what should I do?

Dry nostrils???: Hard to say without a history and exam. Since it is winter, and many households have a much lower humidity environment inside, it could be just the nostrils being really died out along with your stuffiness and possibly blowing the nose quite often. If in doubt, see a Dr. or ENT ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose for a couple of weeks and can't breathe threw my nose what should I do or take?

I have a stuffy nose for a couple of weeks and can't breathe threw my nose what should I do or take?

Decongestant: Try otc antihistamine first. If not go to doc to get rx for nasal steroid such as Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). Also make sure you are treated for infection such as rhinitis or sinusitis. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose. Every time i walk it goes away alot.But as soon as i stop or sit the stuffy nose comes back. How can I make it stay. I?

I have a stuffy nose. Every time i walk it goes away alot.But as soon as i stop or sit the stuffy nose comes back. How can I make it stay. I?

Stuffy nose: There are numerous causes of nasal congestion. Allergies, sinusitis, deviated septums, polyps, etc. Etc. See an ENT doc for answers. www.nwnasalsinus.com. ...Read more

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What to do when I have a stuffy nose?

What to do when I have a stuffy nose?

Neti pots can : Educe nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ 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

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more