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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?

URI/Sinusitis: You most likely have sinusitis and upper respiratory infection. Most commonly these are viral in nature, and do not require antibiotics. However, if symptoms getting worse or chest pain getting worse, be sure to get evaluated as bacterial superinfections can occur, and URI can evolve into pneumonia in some cases. ...Read more

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Is nasal/head congestion common in rabies prodrome? Internet lists many cold/flu-like symptoms in prodrome, but no mention of runny/stuffy nose/sneeze

Is nasal/head congestion common in rabies prodrome? Internet lists many cold/flu-like symptoms in prodrome, but no mention of runny/stuffy nose/sneeze

The prodrome: Symptoms are very nonspecific. More importantly, if you were bitten by an animal recently, and you are having symptoms, seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!

Best OTC med for a head cold? Head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. No fever or chest congestion/cough. Thank you!

Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It's the first thing I (; my family) take when getting sick ; has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores ; many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal. Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp. Pdf. ...Read more

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How come I wake up every morning with sinus congestion/stuffy nose/puffy face?

How come I wake up every morning with sinus congestion/stuffy nose/puffy face?

Typical allergy: The fact that you wake up with these symptoms suggests there is something in the bedroom triggering this-stuffed animal, carpet, dust mites, etc.
Consult internet for advice on a dust free room. ...Read more

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I have a very bad head headache and chest congestion and stuffy nose. I been feeling really nauseous. And today I blew my nose and I felt extremely d?

I have a very bad head headache and chest congestion and stuffy nose. I been feeling really nauseous. And today I blew my nose and I felt extremely d?

? Viral: Upper respiratory, lower respiratory and probably gastro intestinal viral infection, at times called 'viral syndrome', happens more in kids, but can occur in adults. You need to see your doctor, meanwhile, rest, fluids, saline nasal washes, rule out pregnancy too if you suspect it, good luck ...Read more

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I recently got a fever of about 103. Now, a day later, the fever is gone but I have bad head/neck aches. I have no congestion or runny/stuffy nose.?

I recently got a fever of about 103. Now, a day later, the fever is gone but I have bad head/neck aches. I have no congestion or runny/stuffy nose.?

Need more info: The fever might be an early warning sign of a more serious infection. Even though the fever is gone I am concerned about the complaints you now have. Please see your family physician asap. ...Read more

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Sore throat body aches head pressure stuffy nose no fever but some chills blood in nasal congestion overall tired and rundown started yesterday?

Sore throat body aches head pressure stuffy nose no fever but some chills blood in nasal congestion overall tired and rundown started yesterday?

Viral: A lot of people are afflicted by this viral infection now. You may well end up with sore throat, hoarseness, and a productive cough in the next few days. If symptoms get very severe or extends beyond 10 days, you may need medical attention to rule out complications or another cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

Avoid irritants: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change AC filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help. Medications seldom help. ...Read more

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Congestion/stuffy nose and mild couphing?

Congestion/stuffy nose and mild couphing?

Viral uri: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in several days and doesn't require specific treatment. If you develop fever or worsening cough or prolonged sinus congestion, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion and stuffy nose? What can I do?

I have chest congestion and stuffy nose? What can I do?

Avoid causative: Most likely, it is allergic or infectitious, avoid known allegens, use inhaled steroid inhalersor anti allergic pills, may need antibiotic or steroid pills. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose caused mild chest congestion, isn't productive, no other symptoms, unresponsive to otcdecongestants. Its day 4, when should I be concerned?

Stuffy nose caused mild chest congestion, isn't productive, no other symptoms, unresponsive to otcdecongestants. Its day 4, when should I be concerned?

Cold Symptoms: I understand your discomfort.
Cold symptoms may last up to 1 week.
Please be concerned and see the physician for:
productive cough which is yellow or green
increased congestion in the chest
persistent fever over 101 degrees
pain in the ears
difficulty in swallowing
wheezing. ...Read more

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Can nicotine replacement lozenges cause stuffy nose and congestion?

Can nicotine replacement lozenges cause stuffy nose and congestion?

Yes: Well, we know the nicotine inhaled products list "rhinitis" as a side effect and since rhinitis basically refers to stuffy nose, runny nose and congestion, then yes, more than likely the lozenges would have similar side effects. ...Read more

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What viruses cause chest congestion migraine and stuffy nose?

Stress: Stress causes the immune system to not work as well-which can lead to secondary infections-like viruses-to affect u. plus histamine release which can lead to inflammation-leading to stuffy nose. Migraine occurs after the stress as u'r blood vessels are constricted-narrowed during the stress, and then open up like flood gates, causing the rush of blood to the head. ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat, major congestion and a stuffy nose, what do I do?

I have a swollen throat, major congestion and a stuffy nose, what do I do?

Cold: Hello, it sounds like you have the common cold. It may be helpful to take otc meds for your symptoms. Review your symptoms with your pharmacist. He/she can make suggestions to help. If your symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Lost my taste buds, stuffy nose, and chest congestion what is something I can do?

Lost my taste buds, stuffy nose, and chest congestion what is something I can do?

Lost taste buds?: Sometimes your taste will change with a bad cold, sinus or viral infection or the flu.
This will usually resolve itself once your infection heals. ...Read more

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Had a cold a couple of weeks ago. I've had a cough since but no congestion or stuffy nose. No phlegm when I cough?

Had a cold a couple of weeks ago. I've had a cough since but no congestion or stuffy nose. No phlegm when I cough?

? Bronchitis: Most probably residual bronchitis, as a complication to the cold that you had earlier, you want to see your doctor for Rx medications, as bronchodilators and possibly antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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My 7 month old has stuffy nose. What can I give her or do to help the stuffy nose and congestion? I am doing the saline spray/drop

My 7 month old has stuffy nose. What can I give her or do to help the stuffy nose and congestion? I am doing the saline spray/drop

? irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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Is chest congestion a sign of hantavirus as well as stuffy nose and chest pain?

Is chest congestion a sign of hantavirus as well as stuffy nose and chest pain?

Nonspecific symptoms: Very ill with Hana virus, symptoms you mention go with all respiratory illnesses. ...Read more

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Can the tdap vaccine cause congestion and stuffy nose?

Can the tdap vaccine cause congestion and stuffy nose?

Yes: The vaccine can cause these side effects. The reason is it's causing the body to release cytokines, chemokimes, and various proteinacious substances which in turn cause tissue to react certain ways. It's all perfectly natural though in the perfect world we would like to engineer a vaccine without any signs or symptoms of the disease itself! ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medicine to use for stuffy nose congestion and coughing up mucus? Its a yellow and brown color

What's the best over the counter medicine to use for stuffy nose congestion and coughing up mucus? Its a yellow and brown color

How long?: If these are from a cold, then a few days of topical nasal decongestant spray may work the best. If these are recurrent or persistent problems, then you need to consult an allergist to find out if you are allergic or whether you have asthma. The cause of the condition dictates the type of treatment. ...Read more

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I had a 24 hour flu, and now I'm left with a stuffy nose and congestion. When I breath in, my nose burns like there's chlorine in it. No taste.

I had a 24 hour flu, and now I'm left with a stuffy nose and congestion. When I breath in, my nose burns like there's chlorine in it. No taste.

Sinus rinse: A sinus irrigation kit would really help you. Just follow directions. Avail at most pharmacy sections of stores. I use squeeze bottle vs. Netti pot. ...Read more

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Congestion thick mucus chills stuffy nose cough feels like there is cold air in my lungs every time I breath. Been like this for 2 weeks is this bad?

Congestion thick mucus chills stuffy nose cough feels like there is cold air in my lungs every time I breath. Been like this for 2 weeks is this bad?

Cold persistent: You cold has been persistent for 2 weeks and it involves breathing. I think you should see your family doctor of the one how prescribes the humilin for you if you can see them. I think you need a chest X-ray. If you are coughing colored secretions, you will need antibiotics. See the doctor on Monday or Tuesday. You will be feeling better by the first of the year. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What does it mean if u are feeling hot, nausea, stuffy nose and congestion and sometimes have yellow or green or clear drainage but cough up stuff?

What does it mean if u are feeling hot, nausea, stuffy nose and congestion and sometimes have yellow or green or clear drainage but cough up stuff?

Infection: It sounds like you have a respiratory tract infection and may have viral gastroenteritis similar to flu-like symptoms. It is difficult to believe that at 32 you have never experienced flu-like symptoms which makes me suspect that you may be much younger and using someone else's account to ask the question. Yellow/green discharge suggest bacterial infection that may need antibiotics for resolution. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose? .

Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose? .

Expected: With an upper respiratory tract infection to have some shortness of breath, especially at night, lower airways can be affected too causing such, if you are really suffering see your doctor, you may need some inhaler bronchodilator to use as needed during this attack of upper respiratory tract infection, or may need to see an allergist for comprehensive assessment, goodluck ...Read more

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I am on an antibiotic and have been since last friday so why I be getting a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, start of a cough, congestion?

I am on an antibiotic and have been since last friday so why I be getting a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, start of a cough, congestion?

Viral infection: Either the antibiotic is not the correct antibiotic for the bacterial infection you have or you have a viral infection that will not respond to an antibiotic. My guess is that you have a viral infection and the antibiotic will not help. Time will help if it is a viral head cold. Fluids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) saline nasal sprays, gargling with salt water, etc will help. ...Read more

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Will Amoxcillin help sinusitis? And can sinusitis cause nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, stuffy nose an congestion and not sleeping good?

Will Amoxcillin help sinusitis? And can sinusitis cause nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, stuffy nose an congestion and not sleeping good?

Yes: Amoxicillin is one of several antibiotics used to treat sinusitis. However, the diagnosis needs to be confirmed and the dosage has to be correct. Please see your doctor if you think you have sinusitis and need to be treated. All of those symptoms could happen with sinusitis, yes. ...Read more

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Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.

Yes: Sure that doesn't doing completely unreasonable- you could have maxillary or frontal sinusitis and this may not necessarily affect your nasal passage or make you stuffy. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, face congestion, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and extremely tired. Also tender spot on neck. Should I go to the doctor?

Stuffy nose, face congestion, difficulty breathing, chest tightness and extremely tired. Also tender spot on neck. Should I go to the doctor?

See physician: Sounds like upper respiratory infection which can be viral or bacterial. bronchitis or pneumonia. Most commonly viral subsides with time in days to weeks. High fever leans more toward bacterial. Lump in neck probably reactive node. With difficulty breathing and chest tightness should consult physician for physical exam, possibly blood tests, and imaging exam. ...Read more

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Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of virus and not of allergy. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

Water and Ibuprofen: Hello,

Sorry you're feeling badly. Hard to get enough sleep to stay healthy when you are caring for an infant. You can try Ibuprofen 400mg and drink lots of water. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Stuffy nose and my OB said it might be due to allergies. I've never had allergies before. 25 weeks pregnant, and was told it was safe to take zyrtec. Will it help for nasal congestion? Is it drowsy?

Stuffy nose and my OB said it might be due to allergies. I've never had allergies before. 25 weeks pregnant, and was told it was safe to take zyrtec. Will it help for nasal congestion? Is it drowsy?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): It is ok to take it in pregnacy yet it is not a decongestant. If you need that mucinex is a safe option to help break up mucus. Zyrtec isn't drowsy like benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

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My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose. So kindly tell me the best medicine?

My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose. So kindly tell me the best medicine?

See below: You have a cold. I recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges if sore throat. Take Robitussin-DM for cough. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more

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