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Doctor insights on: Dry Swollen Nasal Passages

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

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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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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Why are my nasal passages always swollen and what can I do about it?

I do not know: Maybe you have a chronic allergic rhinitis. See a dr. To get diagnosed as there are several medications that can help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can my nasal passage being swollen cause my ua WBC to be up a little bit.

Can my nasal passage being swollen cause my ua WBC to be up a little bit.

Here are some...: Your concern in a little high WBC in urinalysis (UA) from antiacid, steroid, nasal passage, etc. Is really beyond what we know in knowledge and reality. Please collect and bring these Qs to your doctor ordering UA for further elaboration. Endless online inquiry may furher deepen your anxiety. ...Read more

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Swollen irritated nasal passages/turbinates for 11 weeks now out of the blue. Nothing helping. No mucous. Nasal and oral steroids, neti-pot no help!

Swollen irritated nasal passages/turbinates for 11 weeks now out of the blue. Nothing helping. No mucous. Nasal and oral steroids, neti-pot no help!

ENT consult: If you have had these nasal issues for the past 11 weeks you will need definitive nasopharyngoscopy (direct visualization of the sinuses, throat and vocal cords.; 11 weeks is entirely too long. You may want to seek a second opinion with scoping. ...Read more

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I take clonazepam.5mg for a month now. When I skip a dose or try to taper my nasal passages get swollen sometimes stuffy. Side effect? Withdrawal?

I take clonazepam.5mg for a month now. When I skip a dose or try to taper my nasal passages get swollen sometimes stuffy. Side effect? Withdrawal?

Clonazepam effects: I understand your discomfort.
Clonazepam is a medication for anxiety.
It can cause swollen nasal passages and sinus problem.
Withdrawal from Clonazepam does not cause these symptoms.
Anxiety can be due to stresses of relationships, separations, work and finances.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy, other medications, Breathing and Music Relaxation.
Use Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. ...Read more

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Rhinitis (swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids (medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Rhinitis (swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids (medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Depends: If 40-60 mg of prednisone daily fails to help after 2-3 days, nasal steroid will not likely work. But still worth a try. Consult an allergist if problem persists. By the way, I recall having answered some of your questions recently. ...Read more

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Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths?

Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths?

Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac. The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter medicines/nasal sprays for swollen nasal passages and post nasal drip with bad cough due to non allergic rhinitis?

? Sinusitis: This can very well be untreated / partially treated rhinosinusitis, you need to be seen by an ENT / Allergy specialist, meanwhile, saline nasal washes, and OTC steroid nasal spray may help, read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more

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Nasal allergies: Astepro 2 sprays at nite, Klonopin 0.5 mg 3 x's day for anxiety. Can I add plain sudaphed? Ears clear fluid, swollen nasal passages.

Nasal allergies: Astepro 2 sprays at nite, Klonopin 0.5 mg 3 x's day for anxiety. Can I add plain sudaphed? Ears clear fluid, swollen nasal passages.

Why need all these: There is interaction between astepro and klonopin (clonazepam) Having cumulative effect causing CNS depression and psychomotor impairment. Why not look causes of you allergies and treat so that you may not need such medicines. To learn more Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com. And make appointment if interested ...Read more

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Irritated swollen nasal passages (turbinates) for last 5 weeks. Tried nasal& oral steroids no relief. Was told to try Singulair. Will this help? Was told Not allergic but possible Non-allergic rhinitis. Can coloidial silver nasal spray also help?

Irritated swollen nasal passages (turbinates) for last 5 weeks. Tried nasal& oral steroids no relief. Was told to try Singulair. Will this help? Was told Not allergic but possible Non-allergic rhinitis. Can coloidial silver nasal spray also help?

Unusual first choice: Singulair (montelukast) is an unusual first choice for non-allergic rhinitis and as an add-on to high dose antihistamine treatment (I notice you're taking allegra and zyrtec). It could be for the skin rash if hives is a consideration? Also, 5-weeks is a bit short of a time period to conclude that this is non-allergic rhinitis. Just some general thoughts. ...Read more

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Swollen nasal passages for three months. Nasal swab found large amount of coagulase negative staph. Doctor wants me to take keflex. I was on keflex for 5 years low dose to treat e-coli UTI which is now resistant to keflex. Wont staph be resistant to?

Swollen nasal passages for three months. Nasal swab found large amount of coagulase negative staph. Doctor wants me to take keflex. I was on keflex for 5 years low dose to treat e-coli UTI which is now resistant to keflex. Wont staph be resistant to?

No: A person doesn't get resistent to an antibiotic, but a germ can. If you have not been on keflex in the past months it would likely kill off some of the germs on your body. However; I find coag negative staph to be a normal skin contaminant and not worthy of any treatment. Use of a simple OTC nasal steroid spray like rhinocort would help with most causes of nasal membrane swelling. ...Read more