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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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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing  runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Possibly, +: It is certainly possible that your nasal passages are reacting to environment at night, such as pillow, down blanket, dusty carpet, mites or other dust particles floating around. It could also be that air is too dry. In fact probably most people mouth breath at night, wake up with very dry mouth, and stuffy nose. So, can try correcting this and that, and see what happens. Try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

Nasal obstuction: could have many causes like sinus conditions or allergy which are transient or polyps, or a deviated septum possibly on the right side. Lying on one side causes an increase in blood flow due to gravity so you end up with both sides blocked ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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For 2 years I have difficulty breathing. I have shortness of breath & can't breath through my nose unless im sleeping. Have to bend over & breath deep.

Need ENT/ allergy: And pulmonary consults. If everything has been tested and has come back normal but i would recommend that you get a referral to a tertiary care university center for a more high-level evaluation. I can't tell if your ocd perhaps even plays a role in this. You should have your psychiatrist on board with these consultations. Hopefully with everyone putting their minds together they will be able to come up with a solution to your problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Yes: The airway ideally includes nasal breathing. When air goes through the nose and then behind the throat and into the lungs there is usually less obstruction. When your nose is blocked and you mouth breath there is more obstruction. ...Read more

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