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Extremely Stuffy Nose
URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more
Sore throat: It all depends on the duration, severity and associated symptoms. It can vary from simple viral infection to some more serious. ...Read more
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common cold: Sounds like you have the common symptoms of a cold. These are viral in nature and should go away on their own in a few days. ...Read more
Viral: Most times these are signs of a viral respiratory illness. Unfortunately there is no cure for a virus. It needs to run it's course. The old saying is it lasts 7 days if you treat it, a week if you don't. Worrisome signs would be chest pain, shortness of breath with activity, high fevers or vomiting. ...Read more
Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?
Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms. ...Read more
Sudden onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore/scratchy throat, blocked ears, and now yellow mucus when i blow my nose. Allergies or something more?
Decongestants: For nasal stuffiness due to a cold or other virus, lasting less than 5 to 7 days, you can use oral or topical decongestants such as sudafed or afrin. If it lasts longer it could be another problem like a sinus infection or allergy, so see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers