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How To Clear Nasal Congestion
Suction: If the nose is congested and full of mucous the best way to clear the nasal passages of a toddler who cannot blow the nose is to use a suction bulb. Spraying the nostrils with an OTC nasal saline and then using the suction bulb works best. There will be a protest, but "just suck it up"! ...Read more
Can Xyzal (levocetirizine) cause nasal congestion? I've been taking it for thick mucus and PND (perennial rhinitis). Stopped it for 2 days and my nose is clear!
Not really: Not a known reported side effect, however if you experienced it first hand, then it may be a factor for your symptoms. Generally it dries up secretions, so if you already had thick mucous it may have been made more thick by xyzal, (levocetirizine) hence the feeling of being clogged up, just a theory. At any rate, keep using saline nasal washes, see your doctor/ENT/allergist to rule out chronic sinusitis, goodluck ...Read more
Pressure in forehead upon standing, clear nasal congestion, a lot of post nasal drip. Head feels wobbly. Is this common for a sinus problem?
Yes: Although usually the pressure in the head thing is worse with bending over, as in from standing position, bending over at the waist and touching your feet or the floor. To relieve this, start with an otc antihistamine of your choice (claritin, etc) with a decongestant (if no hi blood pressure) and follow up with your dr. If no better after a few days. If needed, your dr. Can rx nasal steroids. ...Read more
Will sudogest help from my ear being clogged? Been like this 4, 3weeks now. Dr said its nasal congestion. Cong. Is clearing up not my ear. Please help
It can help: Sudogest is a drug that constricts the the blood vessels, affecting the entire body to some extent, but in the nose, sinuses, and ears it reduces congestion. The eustachian tube (et) connects the ear to throat and can swell, causing ear stuffiness. That rx can open the et. It may take some time. There are prescriptions like nasal steroid sprays and oral steroids that your doctor can prescribe too. ...Read more
3 mo oLD son has a cough, nasal congestion and red cheeks. No fever. What can I do? Will bring up clear pphlegm and gags during couth occasionally
My 1 yr old hd pneumonia, upper respiratory nasal congestion and they gave her the antibiotics after it cleared her nose starts running, why?
Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?
I've had a fever four about 4 days. Typically 100.8, as low as 99.3, spiked to 101.8 this afternoon. Nasal congestion, mild, clearing throat. Treat?
Forehead pressure, and hard to focus eyes. Always when I stand. Clear nasal congestion and post nasal drip. Feel wobbly standing. Sinus infection?
Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?
Could be viral URI: Use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles for the next day or two, if no improvement see your doctor, you might a prescription medication then, good luck ...Read more
56/m/x-smoker-Chronic nasal congestion & throat clearing. No fever, sneeze, cough. Slight blood in mucus after throat clearing 1 day. CXR clear 2 month ago?
See ENT: Consult an ENT because of the blood in the throat mucus. In most cases, allergies would be the prime suspect for the nasal congestion however. ...Read more
I got a sore throat that lasted overnight followed by nasal congestion, post nasal drip, need to clear throat and swollen glands. No fever or rash was?
Likely a "cold": You could be starting a respiratory tract infection. If symptoms worsen, you may want to see your physician. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I had SOB and was checked for a PE had a chest Ct scan it was fine. 4 days later I get worse nasal congestion/ chest pain/ back pain/ headache no fever no cough. Hurts when I breathe run out of breathe when I talk. Had head injuryCT clear?
SEE BELOW...: Sounds like you should be evaluated by a pulmonologist. You probably need pulmonary function testing. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I had SOB and was checked for a PE had a chest Ct scan it was fine. 4 days later I get nasal congestion/ chest pain/ back pain/ headache no fever no cough. I run out of breathe when I talk. Had head injury=No contrastCt clear.
Please re-submit: Hello - there is a description of sx's and studies here but there is not a question. Please resubmit and clarify your question. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy. Too many to get into in this format. You need to be evaluated by an ENT to figure this one out. ...Read more
Identify trigger: To determine the correct treatment, the cause of nasal congestion should be found. There is a wide range of triggers including allergies, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, chronic sinus infection, adenoid hypertrophy, medication side effects, etc. An allergist or ENT doctor can assist you by taking a thorough history and performing an exam and other tests as needed. ...Read more
Congestion: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Find the cause: Nasal congestion may be the result of nasal allergy, deviated septum, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. As you say, to address your nasal congestion, you need to find the cause. Only then can logical and specific treatment be given. ...Read more
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
Cure?????: Since the nasal passages are lined with sensitive tissue, it can and will swell in response to respiratory irritants and a variety of infectious agents. Congestion is most noticeable when infants have a small head/nose/nasal passages and are not yet mouth breathing. This improves with head growth, but any child will have recurrent nasal congestion when conditions set it off. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Significant seasonal/perenial rhinitis can adversely affect quality of life, especially sleep which in turn can affect work performance and life-functions in general. Basic care such as nasal rinse/cleansing to reduce allergen build-up, good air/furnace filters, minimize pet danders. Nasal steroids are best, but you may need more than spray--antihistamine/decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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