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I always have blocked nose after swimming. Am I allergic to the pool?

I always have blocked nose after swimming. Am I allergic to the pool?

Pool & stuffy noses: While pools are sometimes sources of allergens like molds & pollen (especially if outdoors), most nasal congestion following swimming is likely due to irritants like chlorine, temperature changes from getting in & out of the water, or positional changes (as you swim, blood that normally pools in the legs while upright flows towards the head more easily and fills the nasal tissues). ...Read more

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I have had a half blocked nose (switches nostrils) for months now. This also comes with a lighthead sometimes. Allergy perhaps?

I have had a half blocked nose (switches nostrils) for months now. This also comes with a lighthead sometimes. Allergy perhaps?

Nasal congestion: Physiologically, the nasal turbinates enlarge rhythmically every 2 hours alternating sides. Hence your nose feels blocked on one side, if they are swollen from allergies. Allegra may help a bit, but a nasal steroid will help better. Some are available otc in europe, such as fluticasone. ...Read more

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My is 4yrs old. has adenoids t onsillitis since as a baby. His allergy comes mostly in d night, runny nd blocked nose. Any advice on medication plz.

My is 4yrs old. has adenoids t

onsillitis since as a baby. His allergy comes mostly in d night, runny nd blocked nose. Any advice on medication plz.

Allergy: It doesn't sound like adenioditis or tonsillitis from denovo infections, it sounds like allergies. You need to remove all animals or animal dandruff or oils from the child. Take all fabrics, including plush toys and wash them in boiling hot water and wipe everything down especially in his bedroom. Talk to your doctor about starting him on an antihistamines. Eliminate irritant, quit all smoke. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between low Vitamin D levels & issues such as blocked nose, poor sinus performance and/or allergy like symptoms of nasal area?

Is there any correlation between low Vitamin D levels & issues such as blocked nose, poor sinus performance and/or allergy like symptoms of nasal area?

Vitamin D: There is no cause and effect relationship. It is very difficult for an individual in the west with a typical diet to be Vitamin D deficient. You need to be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?

Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?

Maxillary Pain ?: Very common with allergies or sinusitis. Although not as common, I've seen the pain referred to the mandible, too. The problem should pass when the season ends. ...Read more

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My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?

My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?

Likely asthma: It is likely asthma especially if there is a history of allergic diseases in the family. I would suggest that you consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

A viral infection: Your question suggests that the problem is of very recent onset and thus more likely from a viral infection. If this has been a chronic issue, then one would need to consider an allergic basis. Allergy is often associated with itching but a cold is not. Also fever is not present in allergy. ...Read more

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If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis..?no runny nose and itchiness

If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis..?no runny nose and itchiness

Nasal congestion.: You can have allergic rhinitis without symptoms of runny nose or sneezing, itchy nose. You may only notice the congestion. Not all the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis may be present. ...Read more

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From past months suffering from little blocked nose, and little bit sore throatwith mucuous in throat.Allergic medication taken , no effect any advice?

From past months suffering from little blocked nose, and little bit sore throatwith mucuous in throat.Allergic medication taken , no effect any advice?

Rhinitis: Hello. I would recommend a decongestant such as afrin (oxymetazoline). Use as directed for 5 days. After spraying the afrin (oxymetazoline), follow with saline irrigation. Not a mist but a cleaning/irrigation. Your pharmacist can help you find the rinse. Continue the antihistamine. If no improvement, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergic rhinitis with blocked nose, itchy eyes and nose, sneezing mostly had allegra (fexofenadine) 120 but no result please help?

Seasonal allergic rhinitis with blocked nose, itchy eyes and nose, sneezing mostly had allegra (fexofenadine) 120 but no result please help?

Allergic Rhinitis: Nasal blockage and itchy eyes are not often helped by oral antihistamines. For the itchy eyes you may require an eye drop - the most effective are by prescription. For the nasal blockage which is caused by swelling due to allergic inflammation, you will need a steroid nasal spray - available by prescription only. A decongestant might help some, but not as well as the prescription nasal spray. ...Read more

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My 11 y.O. Son always have a stuff nose after swimming in the pool anything I can do to prevent him from having stuff nose?

My 11 y.O. Son always have a stuff nose after swimming in the pool anything I can do to prevent him from having stuff nose?

Nasal stuffiness: Try otc Claritin or zyrtec (oral) & saline nasal spray to flush out the nose. May be irritation from the chlorine in the pool water, possibly a vasomotor rhinitis. A prescription nasal steroid spray may give additional benefits if others help but not enough. ...Read more

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Allergic to dust. Immunotherapy 10yrs ago improved athsma&sinus. Now PM sinus/nasal congestion worsening. Using Nasonex&montelukast. OK long term?

Allergic to dust. Immunotherapy 10yrs ago improved athsma&sinus. Now PM sinus/nasal congestion worsening. Using Nasonex&montelukast. OK long term?

No: Go back to your allergist for evaluation. Injections last for a certain period of time - not indefinitely . You want to treT the cause, not just the symptoms. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I always have blocked nose?

I always have blocked nose?

Nasal Obstruction: Nasal obstruction is one of the most common symptoms. There can be many causes including medical (allergic, hormonal, etc) as well as structural (septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, valve dysfunction). Typically fixed nasal obstruction is anatomic and fluctuating obstruction is medical in nature. An examination by a nasal expert can help find possible causes of your nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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