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Can You Have Anesthesia If You Have A Stuffy Nose
Not necessarily: The symptoms of a sinus infection often involve a post nasal drip as opposed to a runny nose. The nasal passages can actually be relatively clear if the sinuses are totally blocked and then there will often be a headache or facial pain and tenderness. The drainage will often be worse upon lying down and can trigger a cough. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Cough and nasal congestion are two symptoms on a list of symptoms that can occur with an upper respiratory tract infection. You can have a sore throat, nasal congestion or discharge, sinus fullness or pressure, ear pain, cough, fever, and chills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: During any “ordinary” illness such as a cold, sore throat, flu, tummy bug, fever, mastitis, etc. You should continue to breastfeed. Just remind your doctor you are nursing so that if medications are needed they can prescribe something that is compatible with breastfeeding. Most medications are safe to take while breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough and surgery: Hello, it depends on the cough itself and the surgery you are scheduled for. For example, if you are scheduled for tube placement in your ears, this surgery takes 5minutes for both ears and can be done with IV sedation. But an open heart surgery requires general anesthesia and hours of surgery. If the cough is productive, associated with a fever, in a smoker/copd pt, then anesthesia will cancel. ...Read more
What can you do at home if you have flu thats some better but you have a gross smell when you blow nose now an the drainage had flu for a wk all1sided?
Medication: A very common symptom of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is sneezing. Typically an antihistamine can prevent and treat sneezing. The new generation antihistamines such as claritin, allegra, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and Clarinex can minimize sneezing without causing significant sedation. ...Read more
Why not: Nasal polyposis is a manifestation of chronic sinusitis. I do not see any relation between fire-fighting and nasal polyps. However, if the polyposis causes a disorder of breathing through the nose and difficulty smelling, I would think that you should see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and definitive treatment. ...Read more
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