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I'm having trouble breathing through my nose. Even when i'm not "stuffy", it is still an effort to breath through my nose. Year round condition.?

I'm having trouble breathing through my nose. Even when i'm not "stuffy", it is still an effort to breath through my nose. Year round condition.?

Go to ENT/allergist: Nasal obstruction is very frustrating. If you have a nasal septum deviated this could be repaired with surgery. Otherwise you may try nasal sprays: nasal saline is the safest & cheapest, afrin for 3 days then stop ( only if not having angina and with good bloodpressure)prescription nasal cortisone or astelin. Try Nasalcrom over the counter. Decongestants in pill form with or w/o antihistamines. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have trouble breathing through my nose?

Why is it that I have trouble breathing through my nose?

Nose: If you are having trouble breathing through your nose you likely either have swollen nasal membranes related to allergy or inflammation and/or deviated nasal septum. There are other possibilities and seeing your dr. To be checked can help identify the problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble breathing through my nose?

What to do if I have trouble breathing through my nose?

Nasal obstruction: See your doctor for evaluation, you may have obstruction in your nasal passages, this can be from various causes. ...Read more

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I have lots of trouble breathing through my nose not to mention the allergies. When should I take anti-histmines?

I have lots of trouble breathing through my nose not to mention the allergies. When should I take anti-histmines?

Nasal breathing: Often one of the most distressing symptoms of allergy is nasal congestion. Antihistamines alone have very little benefit for congestion. Consider the use of an antihistamine decongestant combo such as zyrtec d Claritin d or Allegra d . Saline nasal washes could help or see your physician and get prescription therapy such as an intranasal corticosteroid. Rarely structural abnormalities cause this. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen eyes & rash around my eyes.my face feels numb & i have trouble breathing through my nose. took 2 benedryls. what else can i do?

Woke up with swollen eyes & rash around my eyes.my face feels numb & i have trouble breathing through my nose. took 2 benedryls. what else can i do?

Need to see: a healthcare provider to rule out airway obstruction (angioedema) and/or anaphylactic reaction. You may also have a severe bacterial sinus infection or conjunctivitis. These diagnoses all require antibiotic treatment and/or important medications that you will not find over the counter. Please do not wait to see a healthcare provider ASAP. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What should you do if a baby is having trouble breathing through his nose?

Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops are available in pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. Put 3-10 drops in baby's nostril, (until you hear him swallow) wait about 30-60 seconds, then insert the deflated bulb syringe (they sent it home with him from the hospital) as far as it'll go, and suction. Repeat on the other side. This should be done before feedings and as needed for comfort. A vaporizer is also helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty breathing through my nose?

What to do if I have difficulty breathing through my nose?

Nose breathing: Get your nose checked, you could have structural problems like deviated septum or allergic swelling of the nasal mucosa or perhaps nasal polyps among other things. ...Read more

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