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How long does bad breath associated with nasal foreign body last?

How long does bad breath associated with nasal foreign body last?

Very short-lived : It should not last very long after removal, unless you've developed a sinus infection from it. Try a neti-pot or sinus rinses twice a day for 3 days, if not gone by then go see a nose and sinus specialist. ...Read more

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My 8wo baby has been plagued with nasal congestion. No fever. How can I make him comfortable? And how long does this usually last?

My 8wo baby has been plagued with nasal congestion. No fever. How can I make him comfortable? And how long does this usually last?

Congestion: You can use a saline nasal spray to loosen secretions and a small rubber bulb to gently aspirate much of this material out. These conditions can be present for variable durations depending on what is causing them. If allergy, may be there quite long until you identify the offending agent and remove or desensitize. If viral, usually about a week, but may be longer depending on the virus and baby. ...Read more

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I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?

I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?

Yes: Saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays, read the labels carefully and use it right. Avoid decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed), if that doesn't help in few days, see your doctor, hopefully it isn't your blood pressure medication that's causing the congestion, good luck ...Read more

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I went to ENT and was diagnosed with allergies. Is it common to have a slight headache w/ nasal congestion as a symptom? How long will it last?

I went to ENT and was diagnosed with allergies. Is it common to have a slight headache w/ nasal congestion as a symptom? How long will it last?

Yes, depends: Yes, common allergic symptoms. It will last as long as your are exposed to the causative allergen(s) or you treat the allergy. ...Read more

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Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but i don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?

Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but i don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?

Sinusitis?: You may be dealing with a sinus infection. If you are not improving, you should notify your pcp. You may need antibiotics. The aching without fever often goes with sinus infection. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your sinuses with sterile water and premix packets of neti pot. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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How to prevent foreign body inhalation in cases of nasal foreign body . ?

How to prevent foreign body inhalation in cases of nasal foreign body . ?

Nasal foreign body: Assuming you have a foreign body in the nose, the foremost strategy would be to remove the foreign body. Your nose will be much happier that way, too. If the foreign body can't be taken out right away, avoid sleeping on your back, breath with your mouth open and expedite getting it out. Removal of nasal foreign bodies is typically not something that should wait...Not even longer than a day. ...Read more

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Could a very small nasal foreign body that pushed thru somewhere in the cavity cause endocarditis?

Could a very small nasal foreign body that pushed thru somewhere in the cavity cause endocarditis?

Question unclear: Anything that places bacteria in the bloodstream, particularly if the organism has a high pathogenic potential, creates a risk of endocarditis, but this often requires the presence of some pre-existing cardiac condition that creates a risk. It is doubtful that what you describe will cause endocarditis, but have no idea what "pushed thru somewhere in the cavity" means. Elucidate. ...Read more

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What exactly does an antihistamine do to the body? I have chronic nasal congestion, will it improve that or worsen it?

What exactly does an antihistamine do to the body? I have chronic nasal congestion, will it improve that or worsen it?

Decrease inflammatio: Antihistamines may decrease the inflammation caused by allergies causing your nasal congestion. It can't make it worse. It should improve it, if allergy is the cause. Try to figure out what the allergic cause is, if it is something like dust, a hepaair filter might help and you might need to rely on antihistamines. The causes are many including mold, dust, pollen, etc. ...Read more

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Can high cortisol levels due to prolonged stress cause swollen turbinates or nasal congestion?

Can high cortisol levels due to prolonged stress cause swollen turbinates or nasal congestion?

Sress link to all: free can cause nasal congestion not swollen turbinatesbut work on stress without medication and see you get better. YOGA , meditate ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness) due to seasonal allergies. Is it ok to take nasocort in the am and pm. It is not lasting long enough.

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness) due to seasonal allergies. Is it ok to take nasocort in the am and pm. It is not lasting long enough.

Yes: Make sure to rinse your mouth out after since steroids increase risk of thrush. If symptoms persist despite the nasocort for more than a few days, you may have a sinus infection and might need antibiotics. If you don't start improving in the next few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any tricks to getting over the flu fast? Body ache, chills, nasal congestion, cough, etc.

Any tricks to getting over the flu fast? Body ache, chills, nasal congestion, cough, etc.

Antiviral: The antiviral medication tamiflu is indicated for the treatment of inflluenza a or b infection if given within 48 hours of symptom onset. This can shorten symptoms by a couple of days. Otherwise, rest, fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) and maybe chicken soup along with time is needed. ...Read more

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Sore throat, no nasal congestion or chest congestion, ears feel clogged and body is achy ?

? Viral infection: rest as much as you can, use acetaminophen unless you can't, more fluids, hot or cold, salt water gargles, if not better in a day or two, see your doctor ...Read more

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My daughter is having nasal congestion from last 5-6 days, I am giving her prescribed med, please advise if giving her orange juice will help?

My daughter is having nasal congestion from last 5-6 days, I am giving her prescribed med, please advise if giving her orange juice will help?

Not necessarily: You did not mention age or med, but in general, orange juice will have no effect on her nasal congestion. Infants benefit from saline nasal wash but seldom if ever benefit from congestion meds that tend to thicken nasal mucous.Older kids may, after they are old enough to blow their noses.Most take a week to 10 days to deal with a uri, while allergies will continue. ...Read more

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I always get horrible nasal congestion and depending on the amount and on the alcohol, my neck and shoulder blades get extreme body aches... Why?

I always get horrible nasal congestion and depending on the amount and on the alcohol, my neck and shoulder blades get extreme body aches... Why?

Sensitivity: Alcohol is a typical cause for non-allergic symptoms, and that could explain the nasal congestion you're experiencing. The other symptoms are troubling as well, especially considering the medications you're using. Alcohol can influence the effect of those medications and can cause muscle pain. ...Read more

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Chronic nasal congestion due to rhinitis. Are saline nasal sprays effective in the long term? Congestion will come back if stopped? Thanks.

Chronic nasal congestion due to rhinitis. Are saline nasal sprays effective in the long term? Congestion will come back if stopped? Thanks.

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Dghtr has fluid in her ears. Can a neti pot help, since she does have nasal congestion? How long should I wait before i bring her back to the dr?

Dghtr has fluid in her ears.  Can a neti pot help, since she does have nasal congestion?  How long should I  wait before i bring her back to the dr?

Neti Pot and Fluid: Fluid in the ears means the eustachian tubes are plugged, and most likely, the nose is stopped up. Try having her blow up a balloon for a few days, hoping to "pop" her ear ears. The fluid sits there due to poorly function eustachian tubes, the openings in the back of the nose to each middle ear space. Unless there are other symptoms, wait ~ 6 weeks to see her doctor again. Most fluid clears in tim. ...Read more

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