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How Can I Stop My Nose From Hurting Due To Noseblowing And Allergies
Oh my aching nose!: For temporary relief of nasal soreness, you can apply ointments such as vaseline or otc nasal gels to the inner nostrils to relieve the irritation, crusting, scabs and/or bleeding. Of course, the long term solution is to treat the allergies with steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, allergy shots, etc.To reduce the sneezing and runny nose that is causing the irritation in the first place. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I can't stop sniffing and having a runny nose due to a cold. I'd like to stop blowing my nose and sniffing. What can I do to help my problem?
Coryza: To reduce continual nasal drainage you could take a nasal decongestant like sudafed with or without a combined antihistamine as a drying agent. Also nasal sprays like afrin or neosynephrine can be administered for short term use. Be aware that all these measures are for short term use only. Nasal irrigations with salt water can be used long term. ...Read more
Allergy sx relief: Oral antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (latter 2 may cause drowsiness; so caution with driving) will calm down the itching sensation. If more is needed, see doc for prescription steroid nasal spray, which works differently from the antihistamines & will provide added relief. If allergies severe, see allergist for desensitization therapy. ...Read more
One option: 1 function of the nose is to warm cold air before it moves to the lungs. Capillaries in the nose dilate to bring warm blood to the nares. As these tissues fill with blood the nose becomes congested. Any air that makes it to the lungs that is still cold can trigger release of histamines & cause bronchospasm. Recommend wearing a scarf on other clothing article that can be placed over nose/ mouth. ...Read more
Nasal Congestion: Neti pots 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. ...Read more
Several ways.: If the allergen trigger has been identified, then avoid if possible. Over the counter eye drops that can provide relief include ketotifen or other antihistamine or decongestant eye drops. To make sure it is allergy, an eye doctor can perform an exam. If symptoms are persistent or recurrent, see an allergist to develop a long term treatment plan that may include prescription eye drops. ...Read more
Allergic Rhinitis: Avoiding exposure to things you are most allergic to (e.g. Wear a paper mask when you open dusty boxes in your attic if you have dust allergy). Use of nasal steroid and/or antihistamine sprays. Antihistamine pills, leukotriene receptor antagonists are the common medications used alone or in combination to control runny nose. Please start with your primary care doctor! ...Read more
Runny nose: Over the counter -- if allergy, antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) may help if not allergy, the older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlortrimeton have a side effect causing dryness which may work in your favor rx - meds - nasal steroids for allergy or inflammation, Atrovent Nasal Spray drys out nose very well from most any cause. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis: For prophylaxis, i recommend singulair, (montelukast) 10 mg at bedtime daily to be started at least 2 weeks before the season and continued until the season is over. Alternatives will be the otc usual antihistamines or prescriptions of their derivatives. In addition, nasal antihistiamine sprays are also available as well as steroid nasal sprays. Please ask your doctor. ...Read more
What can I do to go to sleep. Due to allergies or a cold. My breathing is what's stoping me from sleeping and I can't breath through my nose. Any tips?
Keep nose open: If the problem is mostly from allergies, then OTC nasal steroid may help. If it is due to a crooked septum, you may try BreatheRight strip or see an ENT to get it straightened out. If medication does not work and no crooked nose, see allergist. Sleep disruption has major impact on your quality of life and performance and must not be ignored. ...Read more
Constantly having some blood coming from my nose and throat in my mucus. I take allergy med. What could be wrong, its annoying! And how can I stop it?
How can I reduce the pressure and pain felt behind my eyes and on my gums when I get congested from allergies ?
My nose is bleeding off and on due to heater and dry conditions. What could I do to stop it from bleeding?
My child is 9 months and I can tell he has allergies due to watering of eyes and sneezing and running nose. What can I give him?
Podatrist: Put your feet in the hands of a good podiatrist. A podiatrist can assess your feet and than help you with correcting this problem. Take care. ...Read more
Saline rinses: Some over the counter eye drops like visine, may provide some brief relief from the itchy eyes, but often rinsing with lots (and i mean lots) of saline drops or contact lens solution is better. Using cool, wet cloths and rinsing the eyelids with water will also help. For longer lasting relief, some prescription eye drops are very helpful and allergy shots might be helpful in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awhile back i had a cold and took nose spray, now when i try to stop my nose gets clogged up what can I do to help discontinuing the use?
Taper spray: Steady use of nasal decogestants can lead to severe rebound vascular swelling and stuffiness when stopped. This is uncomfortable but will go away over 3 days to 3 weeks on its own. Reducing number of sprays per day every 2-3 days until you are off it can make it easier. Your doctor may help you taper it with nasal steroid spray or oral decongestants, which can reduce rebound stuffiness. ...Read more
How do I tell if musus is coming from my sinuses or from my asthma? Whatever the cause of the mucus it's really messing up my breathing. Psd/allergies
See doctor: Nice question , no way find out mucus origin but at least of you have sinus problem bothering you than most likely it is sinus disease, you should be seen by pulmonologist or your physician for proper treatment that will bring your symptoms under control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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