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How To Shrink Swollen Nasal Passages
Nasal saline spray: The first thing to try is simple nasal saline spray which you can get over-the-counter. Use it as directed. Also, there are some brands of "saline nasal gel" which can be sprayed or applied with a cotton swab to your nasal membranes. You might have allergic rhinitis or possibly some other underlying disorder causing the dryness. See your provider within a few days if the saline doesn't help. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my nasal passages are almost always swollen shut or clogged. Any home remedies or explain why?
Congestion: Do you have allergies? Have you tried a neti pot? ...Read more
Upper nasal passage is swollen on one side. Took one Advil cold & sinus for three days but still painful & swollen.?
Here are some...: Your concern in a little high WBC in urinalysis (UA) from antiacid, steroid, nasal passage, etc. Is really beyond what we know in knowledge and reality. Please collect and bring these Qs to your doctor ordering UA for further elaboration. Endless online inquiry may furher deepen your anxiety. ...Read more
Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too?
Ans: Well smoking can lead to sinus issues and this sounds like what you may have. You can try steaming but you sound like might have an infection so perhaps best to see your doctor ...Read more
Swollen irritated nasal passages/turbinates for 11 weeks now out of the blue. Nothing helping. No mucous. Nasal and oral steroids, neti-pot no help!
ENT consult: If you have had these nasal issues for the past 11 weeks you will need definitive nasopharyngoscopy (direct visualization of the sinuses, throat and vocal cords.; 11 weeks is entirely too long. You may want to seek a second opinion with scoping. ...Read more
Chest X-ray was normal and clear. Dr said my nasal passages were irritated and swollen. I was healthy no issues prior to all of this. I am scared of it turning into something bad. Is that possible?
I take clonazepam.5mg for a month now. When I skip a dose or try to taper my nasal passages get swollen sometimes stuffy. Side effect? Withdrawal?
I understand your discomfort.
Clonazepam is a medication for anxiety.
It can cause swollen nasal passages and sinus problem.
Withdrawal from Clonazepam does not cause these symptoms.
Anxiety can be due to stresses of relationships, separations, work and finances.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy, other medications, Breathing and Music Relaxation.
Use Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. ...Read more
Rhinitis (swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids (medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?
When do you see a dr. For sinuses? Have a headache behind eyes, nose hurts between my eyes. Nasal passages swollen and nose bloody when I blow it.
See doctor now: Don't tarry but go see the doctor as soon as you can get an appointment. ...Read more
Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac. The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more
I have gerd that causes shortness of breath feeling and swollen nasal passages. I have changed diet sleep on incline tried prescriptions. Other help?
Small frequent meals
No dairy products at least 2 hours prior to bedtime ...Read more
I wake up often with nasal or blockages of para nasal passages, preventing normal breathing, any solutions? So far Ent dr says swollen turbinates only
Nasal steroids: Ask your private physician about the use of nasal cortisone ...Read more
What is the best over the counter medicines/nasal sprays for swollen nasal passages and post nasal drip with bad cough due to non allergic rhinitis?
? Sinusitis: This can very well be untreated / partially treated rhinosinusitis, you need to be seen by an ENT / Allergy specialist, meanwhile, saline nasal washes, and OTC steroid nasal spray may help, read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more
Nasal allergies: Astepro 2 sprays at nite, Klonopin 0.5 mg 3 x's day for anxiety. Can I add plain sudaphed? Ears clear fluid, swollen nasal passages.
Why need all these: There is interaction between astepro and klonopin (clonazepam) Having cumulative effect causing CNS depression and psychomotor impairment. Why not look causes of you allergies and treat so that you may not need such medicines. To learn more Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com. And make appointment if interested ...Read more
Irritated swollen nasal passages (turbinates) for last 5 weeks. Tried nasal& oral steroids no relief. Was told to try Singulair. Will this help? Was told Not allergic but possible Non-allergic rhinitis. Can coloidial silver nasal spray also help?
Unusual first choice: Singulair (montelukast) is an unusual first choice for non-allergic rhinitis and as an add-on to high dose antihistamine treatment (I notice you're taking allegra and zyrtec). It could be for the skin rash if hives is a consideration? Also, 5-weeks is a bit short of a time period to conclude that this is non-allergic rhinitis. Just some general thoughts. ...Read more
Swollen nasal passages for three months. Nasal swab found large amount of coagulase negative staph. Doctor wants me to take keflex. I was on keflex for 5 years low dose to treat e-coli UTI which is now resistant to keflex. Wont staph be resistant to?
No: A person doesn't get resistent to an antibiotic, but a germ can. If you have not been on keflex in the past months it would likely kill off some of the germs on your body. However; I find coag negative staph to be a normal skin contaminant and not worthy of any treatment. Use of a simple OTC nasal steroid spray like rhinocort would help with most causes of nasal membrane swelling. ...Read more
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Easiest way to stop using phenylephrine nasal spray, and is there anything I can use to ease the transistion? My nasal passages swell close. Fyi
Saline and suction.: You can use saline nasal drops, which can be purchased over-the-counter and a bulb syringe/nasal aspirator, which you may have received in the hospital after the infant's birth. Otherwise you can purchase one in the pharmacy. Put the drops in the nostrils and attempt to aspirate the loosened mucous with the aspirator. Even if you can't aspirate any mucous, the saline will loosen it. ...Read more
I get small but very painful (only to touch) bumps on the inside of my nasal passage. They last 1-2 days and disappear. Happens every few weeks.
Dryness: Your mucus membranes in the nasal passages may be too dry and this makes them susceptible to infections (small pustules). You also may catch more colds. To avoid such dryness, lower your thermostat and you may need a humidifier during the winter. Try coating the insides of your nostril with a very thin film of vaseline daily. ...Read more
Hello, my girlfriend has been coughing for over two weeks. It started with a changing season cold on New Years, and ever since then her nasal passages?
What is question?: Most healthy individuals recover from a viral upper respiratory infection by 10-14 days, so if there is still a cough and nasal congestion, it is time to get an evaluation to assess if there is a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis which might benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more
Flat nose: The shape of your nostrils is all about projection of the tip of your nose and the width of the base of your nose - each of us is unique. The shape of the nose is about our ancestry. The shape can be changed with surgery. If you want to know options, ask your primary care doctor who he / she recommends in your area for nose reshaping. ...Read more
5-10 days on average: Could be few days sooner or few days longer. Depends on how bad the cold was, the anatomy of your nasal passages. Things to try to make it clear up faster: steam, neti pot (salt water flushes for the nose), decongestants, sometimes trying things like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) can also help. ...Read more
I have empty nasal syndrome, what is the best solution to keep nasal passage wet? Its getting dry and block often.
Irrigate: I assume that by saying empty nasal syndrome you mean that you have had multiple sinus surgeries and have chronic nasal crusting and dryness. Unfortunately that is a consequence of outdated sinus surgery, though at the time this was thought to be the best modality. Irrigating often with a high flow saline irrigation, much more than simple ocean spray is typically quite helpful. I like the neilmed system that can be purchased from the grocery store and is inexpensive. Seeing your physician and considering adding pulmicort, something typically used to treat asthma or emphysema by inhalation into the lungs can be quite helpful with this condition. ...Read more
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