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Been feeling dizzy/lighthead off and on for past week. Nasal passages dry, throats dry, but head feels a little stuffy and ear full off and on. 34yo f?

Been feeling dizzy/lighthead off and on for past week. Nasal passages dry, throats dry, but head feels a little stuffy and ear full off and on. 34yo f?

Allergies: Dizziness and your other symptoms could occur with allergies, ear infections or other inner year issues, or less likely sinus problems. I might try some allergy meds like Flonase or something similar and possibly a Claritin type medication for 5 to 7 days and if no better see a medical provider. If you are running fevers or other new symptoms occur, you may need to see a medical provider sooner ...Read more

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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Dry throat and nasal passages even though drinking close to 45oz of water per day. Causing constant coughing. Have had for close to a month now.?

Dry throat and nasal passages even though drinking close to 45oz of water per day. Causing constant coughing. Have had for close to a month now.?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! See doc also. ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste from nasal passage and throat when I sniffle. What can I do to fix this?

I have a bitter taste from nasal passage and throat when I sniffle. What can I do to fix this?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have pain in my nasal passage leading down into my throat after using saline solution. What should I do to alleviate this pain?

I have pain in my nasal passage leading down into my throat after using saline solution. What should I do to alleviate this pain?

Time: Saline solution is inert, and should not cause long term problems. (there are only rare cases of infection from contaminated water)

sometimes too much or too little salt in the water will be more painful during rinsing. This should resolve with time. If it does not go away in a couple of hours, check with your ENT doctor, especially if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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1st time using nasal spray (it's from Dr). Is the unpleasant feeling of it going down nasal passage toward back of throat normal?

1st time using nasal spray (it's from Dr). Is the unpleasant feeling of it going down nasal passage toward back of throat normal?

Sniffed too hard: 26 yo female prescribed nasal spray from doctor and now with unpleasant feeling of liquid running down back of throat. Nasal sprays only work well if patients use them properly. Sniffing the spray too hard/too much will cause liquid to run down throat and not go where it needs to (inside of nasal passages/sinuses). Please only a small sniff. And point the spray tip out and back (like towards ear) ...Read more

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Numbness in throat sinus pain sense of smell and taste gone nasal passages stuffed far up?

Sinusitis: This certainly sounds like a significant sinusitis. When you lose your sense of smell and taste the nose is so blocked up that air can't get into the parts of your nose responsible for smell. You should see your primary care doctor or your ENT doctor for treatment which may include antibiotics and possibly oral steroids. ...Read more

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I have a lot of phlem in my throat daily and my nasal passages are blocked making sleeping at nite difficult to sleep?

I have a lot of phlem in my throat daily and my nasal passages are blocked making sleeping at nite difficult to sleep?

Sounds like: Postnasal drainage from allergies. Try to take some allergy meds and a decongestant with an expectorant. This should help. You may use some nose sprays like Flonase and Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ which are now available over the counter. Consult with your physician or see ENT specialist if no better. ...Read more

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Some white stuff in bk of tongue and bk of tongue is bad tasting. Snort little due to mucus, congestion near nasal passage/mouth/throat No pain. Help?

Some white stuff in bk of tongue and bk of tongue is bad tasting. Snort little due to mucus, congestion near nasal passage/mouth/throat No pain. Help?

Mouth hygiene: Hard to say without more info about your history. Could be infection, allergies, reflux, etc. If you're not having pain or fevers it's probably not infection. Try these things: 1) eliminate dairy completely. 2) gargle daily with warm saltwater. 3) get sinus/nasal rinse kit from pharmacy and do hypertonic rinse daily while congested then isotonic for maintenance. ...Read more

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Was diagnosis with mono and herpes simplex I in scalp and have burning in back of throat and nasal passage too for 2 months is this related to diagnos?

Was diagnosis with mono and herpes simplex I in scalp and have burning in back of throat and nasal passage too for 2 months is this related to diagnos?

Maybe: herpes of the mouth is usually confined to lip areas or nasal opening "cold sores"
in children it can appear in the throat
mono can 'run you down' and you may be more vulnerable to infections of the throat and gums which may respond to antibiotics ...Read more

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I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?

I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?

Sinusitis?: You could be developing a sinus infection. Consider a saline spray or have doctor prescribe a steroid nasal spray. Also consider irrigating passages with saline by using a system like netti-pot. Consider adding antibiotics also. ...Read more

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Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

URI: How long have you had the red throat & nose? Most upper respiratory conditions start as viruses. It usually takes 7 -10 days before becoming bacterial. You should take throat lozenges, gargle salt water, drink lots of fluids, use nasal saline, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you develop discomfort. If it gets progressively worse, you need to see MD for exam, culture, and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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Nose issue I was in the ears, nose and throat doctor that I had never seen before. She noticed that my right nasal passage is partially blocked by tissue. This is due to a broken nose in second grade that I had surgery for. I've grown up with this prob

Nose issue I was in the ears, nose and throat doctor that I had never seen before. She noticed that my right nasal passage is partially blocked by tissue. This is due to a broken nose in second grade that I had surgery for. I've grown up with this prob

It: It sounds like you have narrowing of the right nasal airway due to your prior injury. This isn't something you have to have fixed if it doesn't bother you. The main concern would be if a separate mass was seen growing in the nose. You could always get a second opinion from a different ENT doctor to see what your options are. ...Read more

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I have a terrible parasite and tapeworm infections pork related. It has gone through my throat and nasal passages and the back of my neck to my brain. It is hurting me and I need help badly before it is too late. This is not a joke. My doc doesn't know w

I have a terrible parasite and tapeworm infections pork related. It has gone through my throat and nasal passages and the back of my neck to my brain. It is hurting me and I need help badly before it is too late. This is not a joke. My doc doesn't know w

Vivid imagination: But is true, infection to brain is by a different path, ingestion pork tape warm eggs enter the bloodstream and larvae hatch in brain (and other organs including eye), cysticercosis. First speak to your doctor have CT of brain done, if negative then is your imagination. But if positive you are right need brain surgery for cure then You don't need psychiatrist ...Read more

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Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough, excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.

Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough, excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.

Allergies: Seem the most likely cause. Most common are cat or dog hair, dust mites, mold, seasonal plants, weeds or trees. Please check with an allergist near you since there are different allergies geographically. Get well. ...Read more

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I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related. ...Read more

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How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostly) or though the lymphatic system. Infections of the roof of the sinuses and the middle ear can spread directly into the brain. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?

Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?

Ans: Well smoking can lead to sinus issues and this sounds like what you may have. You can try steaming but you sound like might have an infection so perhaps best to see your doctor ...Read more

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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?

Nasal passages have been dry and cracked and keep getting worse have tried Vaseline and triple antibiotic ointment. Neither have helped?

Try humidification: Perhaps your environment is too dry. Our homes can have very low humidity in the winter. Try saline sprays intermittently and a cool mist vaporizer at night when sleeping to add back some moisture. Call your physician if you experience pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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I have flat, dry, & hard scab-like "boogers" that form only on my septum up inside my nose with horrible nasal passage congestion for months now. Help?

I have flat, dry, & hard scab-like "boogers" that form only on my septum up inside my nose with horrible nasal passage congestion for months now. Help?

Dry nasal crusting: Greetings. Fancy words for "boogers". These episodes happen from xcessive dryness. Saline nasal spray and AYR gel may be the answer. Sleep with a humidifier and drink more water. If these suggestions fail to resolve the issues, see your ENT. An antibiotic covering Staph may be needed. ...Read more

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How to cure dry nasal passages from allergies?

How to cure dry nasal passages from allergies?

Nasal Saline: For dry nasal mucosa nasal saline can be helpful particularly as we move into the drier months of the year. Also, one should review the medications they are using to make sure nasal dryness is not one of the side effects. ...Read more

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What to do about dry nasal passages? I have used nasal sprain walgreens ocean spray and still dry for a month off and on. I do have indoor allergies.

What to do about dry nasal passages? I have used nasal sprain walgreens ocean spray and still dry for a month off and on. I do have indoor allergies.

Try the following: You can apply vaseline on a qtip to the inside of the nose a couple of time a day. If that does not work, try ponaris (its available online if you can't find over the counter) it is pretty potent and works well when other ointments don't work. The best way to apply it is also with a qtip. ...Read more

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What will help dry swollen nasal passages? & what causes this?

Nasal saline spray: The first thing to try is simple nasal saline spray which you can get over-the-counter. Use it as directed. Also, there are some brands of "saline nasal gel" which can be sprayed or applied with a cotton swab to your nasal membranes. You might have allergic rhinitis or possibly some other underlying disorder causing the dryness. See your provider within a few days if the saline doesn't help. ...Read more

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I have swollen dry nasal passage. No mucus. Cannot breathe. Please advise.

I have swollen dry nasal passage. No mucus. Cannot breathe. Please advise.

Nasolaryngoscopy: Your doc can look inside with a small endoscope. Probably you are a candidate for nasal steroids and "ocean spray".

You want to have it checked with your doc. ...Read more

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