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Causes Of Nasal Flaring
Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma with sinus, gi, treatment avoid aspirin/dust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colds: Both allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and a viral upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold") cause nasal congestion. Almost all people get colds; about 30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis. With allergies you never get a fever and any mucus drainage is clear. With both you get sneezing. Allergies typically cause more itching of nose and eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely.: Post nasal drip likely comes from the back of your nose and drips down and is usually coughed out or swallowed down your esophagus. If you get a chest cold, the inflammation comes first and then congestion from mucus production. This is then coughed out or blown out if in your nose. The post nasal drip usually comes after most of your congestion is coughed out or blown out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)
Chronic cough: Medications is another cause. Have you been trialed on meds for the cough such as an anti-reflux pill for 4-6 weeks or an inhaled medication for 4-6 weeks since much of reflux is silent and there is a large component of something called cough variant asthma with totally normal breathing tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is inflamation the only cause of
constant nasal congestion? Outside
of allergies both food and other...
I have horrible nasal congestion
Can fungal infection cause flare up of allergic rhinitis, congestion, scratchy throat, increased phlegm/mucous production, sinusitis symtoms? any correlation for any or all of these?
Unlikely: That would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more