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How To Shrink Swollen Turbinates
Whenever i have constant anxiety my turbinates get swollen. but after i feel relaxed it start to shrink i can literally feel it.whats the relation?
NASAL CONGESTION: How do you feel your "turbinates get swollen"? why do you have constant anxiety? are you on any medications or therapy for the anxiety? what are your nasal symptoms? do you nasal congestion, obstruction, drainage or pain? acute stress or anxiety is adrenergic and infact decingests the nose; whereas, depression and chronic stress is vagal will congest the turbinates. Consult mental health provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a medicine without steroids, that will shrink swollen turbinate, I am now using pantanase without much help. Thank you?
Decongestant: a decongestant and an antihistamine may help. It would also help to get to the allergic cause of the swollen turbinates and eliminate common causes such as dust mites, mold, cat or dog dander...etc. Best to eliminate the underlying cause than to just treat the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If structural abnormalities are ruled out, are swollen turbinates always the cause of congestion such as vaso motor rhinitis?
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may...: It soemwhat depends on why the turbinates are swollen. If it's from dryness and/or irritation, the extra humidity will do wonders. If it's from allergies or a viral infection, it will still help a little, just not as much. It certainly won't hurt, as long as it is safely placed and out of reach of little curious hands such as toddlers and puppies!clean daily and wash filter often. ...Read more
Swollen turbinates: Allergies and infections can be treated with specific medications, but other causes of turbinates enlargement often do not respond to medical treatment. ...Read more
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