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Cocaine Blocked Nose
Common cold?: A viral cause is the correct answer 99 percent of the time. This can be managed with warm salt water rinses of the back of the mouth and acetomenophen if necessary. Fever may cause uneasiness and back ache, but to be certain, go see a doctor! Any uneasiness may be a reason to seek help in person, as the general symptoms you ask about may be leading to something more important than the common cold. ...Read more
Diagnosis: A blocked nose can be the result of several disorders. They include abusing the nose with otc nasal sprays, allergy, nasal polyps, hypertrophic inferior turbinates, deviated nasal sputum. Obviously, the best advice is to seen an ENT doctor. Please keep in mind that treatment always follows a proper diagnosis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Nasal congestion: Many causes of nasal congestion at night usually dust mites in the bed and vasomoter instability. ...Read more
Medicine or doctor: If you have tried sinus and other OTC meds, then go see an ENT and get to the bottom of your troubles. A single doctor visit may cure your ills. And...you do have the option of accepting or declining treatments. ...Read more
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
A neti pot 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
Nasal spray: Using a neti pot with saline/bicarbonate solution is a great way to clear a stuffy nose and sinuses. There are also saline nasal sprays available and your pharmacist will show you the most popular. ...Read more
Unlikely: A low B12 level should not cause nasal symptoms. You should discuss with your physician about why you have a low B12 level, however. ...Read more
Blocked nose: The only way to tell is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
Vicks is fine.: You may apply a little on the the chest as needed. Since your baby is 11 months old, you can try Claritin (loratadine) or its equivalent half teaspoon once daily. Steaming up the bathroom may help loosen up mucus, applying saline nose drops and suction as needed. If no better, consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Unclear: Please provide more information. I'm not sure what you mean by this question. ...Read more
Antihistamines, decon: Otc antihistamines such as claritin, allegra, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc should control all symptoms of nasal allergy except congestion so add oral decongestant. If need rapid relief from congestion try oxymetazoline spray but not longer than 3 days. I'm or oral steroids work the best and very rapidly but would need to see md for rx. ...Read more
What could be causing my blocked nose? I got a cold 7 months ago and ever since I've had a blocked nose?
My 8 year son is constantly having a blocked nose mostly at night and he says its itching. What's the curr?
Chronic rhinitis: Try Sinupret and nazo vapor patches. I get good results. The Sinupret should be used for at least 2 weeks and you can continue after that. It may get worse before getting better. ...Read more
Hi I had endoscopic turbinactomy 4 days back and still have blocked nose and pain, what will be the recovery time?
Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more
Can a blocked nose cause increase in BPM? I usually get a resting bpm of 62-80 but since blocked nose its between 80-90.
Not unless: Not unless it's causing an infection (sinus) or it is causing distress. ...Read more
For years I often dealt with a stuffed & blocked nose & conjection for about two days, how to prevent this on the long term? Any permanent solution?
Neti pot?: You could try a neti pot to help irrigate the ethmoid sinus (internal nose).I would do this 2 times a day for 5 days. If that doesn't work you should see your primary care provider and he/ she may refer you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Nasal obstruction is one of the most common symptoms. There can be many causes including medical (allergic, hormonal, etc) as well as structural (septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, valve dysfunction).
Typically fixed nasal obstruction is anatomic and fluctuating obstruction is medical in nature.
An examination by a nasal expert can help find possible causes of your nasal obstruction. ...Read more