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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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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. 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

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Why do I have a stuffy nose every morning?

Why do I have a stuffy nose every morning?

Turbinate Tissue: When you lay down. Either on your back or side, the turbinates (tissue on the side of you your nose - inside) swells up. This is why people feel stuffy with allergies, crying, etc. Some people will notice that the feeling of stuffiness changes from side to side as they turn over in bed. If the stuffiness is severe, it could lead to nasal and then sinus congestion which may lead to a headache. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have a stuffy nose without other symptoms?

Why does my baby have a stuffy nose without other symptoms?

Little noses: Lots of baby is folded into the womb. The short neck required to make them fit means their little nose will do extra work. The neck grows longer in the first months & baby will then drop the jaw to mouth breathe without tilting it back like newborns do to cry. Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside and the mucous they make may rattle. Mouth breathing helps the stuffiness fade. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose that's been getting progressively worse. What could it be?

I have a stuffy nose that's been getting progressively worse. What could it be?

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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I have a stuffy nose coughing body aches. What is it and how do I help myself?

Flu: Body aches with a runny/stuffy nose is more likely flu or a flu-like virus and not a simple cold. If symptom onset has been in the past 24 hours... Tamiflu (oseltamivir) could be used to shorten symptoms.... Otherwise... Symptom relief and chicken noodle soup. ...Read more

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If I have a stuffy nose, does that mean I have pressure in your my leading to glaucoma?

No not at all: Eye pressure and sinus pressure are unrelated. One can have a stuffy nose or congested sinuses but that does not affect the eye pressure. ...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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What do you suggest if I have a stuffy nose and it really gets me down but my gf will be coming. Will sexual contact help with the stuffy nose?

What do you suggest if I have a stuffy nose and it really gets me down but my gf will be coming. Will sexual contact help with the stuffy nose?

Stuffy 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, Sorry, but sex doesn't sure nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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I'm hoarse, have a stuffy nose and have a headache. Could this just be a cold?

I'm hoarse, have a stuffy nose and have a headache. Could this just be a cold?

? sinusitis: May have sinus infection which is causing your symptoms. If so, guaifenesin may help, but if bacteria, you will benefit from nasal rinses and an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose, and discomfort when breathing. Does this sound like I have bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis is in your chest, but your symptoms seem to be nasal in origin. An upper respiratory infection or sinus infection would be more likely to cause your symptoms. Feel better! ...Read more

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I always have a stuffy nose everyday! Is there anything non-prescription that I can use to clear up my nose?

Saline spray: Start with saline nasal spray. If fails try an antihistamine, or Nasalcrom over the counter. If those fail see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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If u don't take care of you're allergies, can it get worse and turn into a cold? Ex: don't use nettipot if u have a stuffy nose, etc.

Maybe: If you are talking about hay fever, then it is a potential yes. Studies have shown that allergic people, especially those with asthma, often have an impaired immune response to bacteria and viruses. However a more common problem would be sinus infections. As for netipot for a very stuffy nose, the issue is that not enough fluid can ever get into the nose. ...Read more

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Had something weird happen today. I bent over and clear liquid poured out one side of my nose. I am not congested nor do I have a stuffy nose?

Had something weird happen today. I bent over and clear liquid poured out one side of my nose. I am not congested nor do I have a stuffy nose?

Sinus: Sometimes fluid can accumulate in one or more of the sinuses and pour out as described. Especially if you have been swimming or using nasal saline. Persistent runny nose often happens to elderly but I don't know your age. See a doctor if this becomes bothersome.
If you have had a recent head trauma then a clear nasal discharge can be a worrisome symptom. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose alot. & very nasally, do I have sleep apnea?

I have a stuffy nose alot. & very nasally, do I have sleep apnea?

See below: Nasal congestion does not mean you have sleep apnea, for sure. But it can exacerbate it. If you snore, have morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, gasp or choke for breath at night, wake up with a dry mouth, and/or have night time acid reflux, it may be sleep apnea. If so, please consult a sleep medicine specialist for evaluation. At minimum, your nasal congestion can be treated. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can I have my ganglion cyst surgery tomorrow if I have a stuffy nose?

Can I have my ganglion cyst surgery tomorrow if I have a stuffy nose?

May B ok: U need 2 contact ur surgeon right away and inform him/her about ur condition. Ganglion surgery is done with out general anesthetic, so u may b ok. Call now don't show up ; surprise the surgeon. This could screw up the entire surgery schedule if u r canceled. ...Read more

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I had green mucus upon waking up the past 2 days. I kind of have a stuffy nose during the day. I don't have a cold or headaches. How can I treat it?

I had green mucus upon waking up the past 2 days. I kind of have a stuffy nose during the day. I don't have a cold or headaches. How can I treat it?

Guaifenesin: Is an excellent expectorant, meaning that it helps thin and loosen mucous and helps your body get rid of it. Guaifenesin is available in over-the-counter, under a number of different brand names including Robitussin and Mucinex, but you can probably get it cheaper by shopping for generic forms. I recommend 400 mg 3 times/day or 600 mg extended release twice a day. Get plain guaifenesin. ...Read more

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I have a very nasal voice. I also have allergies, I don't think it's from stuffy nose because sometimes I don't have a stuffy nose but still am nasal.

I have a very nasal voice. I also have allergies, I don't think it's from stuffy nose because sometimes I don't have a stuffy nose but still am nasal.

Check with doctor: I have found that many people have got used to their nasal stuffiness even when it is present. Your perception of not having stuffy nose may well be what you have got used to. See your doctor when you think you don't have any nasal problem and see what he finds. I'd bet that you do always have moderate degree of nasal stuffiness. ...Read more

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