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When I sleep, according to my husband, I can breathe in through my nose, but i am unable to breathe out through my nose but instead let it outmy mouth?

When I sleep, according to my husband, I can breathe in through my nose, but i am unable to breathe out through my nose but instead let it outmy mouth?

Mouth breathing: You could have some abnormality in your sinuses that cause this. For instance, a deviated septum or broken nasal septal bone blocking the way. It could just be the way your brain is programmed. You could buy a strap used to prevent mouth breathing that keeps your mouth closed while you sleep. Check with an ENT if you are concerned. They can definitely help you get an idea of the cause of this. ...Read more

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When I am sleeping I wake up because I feel my throat closing and can't breathe. I do snore. It never happens when I elevate my head while sleeping. ?

Dr. Carson Liu Dr. Liu
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When I am sleeping I wake up because I feel my throat closing and can't breathe. I do snore. It never happens when I elevate my head while sleeping. ?

Sleep Apnea: You should have a sleep study performed and check for sleep apnea. The airway obstructs during sleep. Weight loss can help get rid of it or you can be prescribed a machine to help you breathe better (CPAP machine). ...Read more

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I am so congested sneezing drowsy and cant breathe thru my nose specially today is windy what can I do sucks feeling this way?

I am so congested sneezing drowsy and cant breathe thru my nose  specially today is windy what can I do sucks feeling this way?

Nasal Allergies.: Nasal congestion can be miserable. You can take an antihistamine, Claritin or Zyrtec, You can add a nasal steroid, now over the counter in the States, Fluticasone or Nasacort (triamcinolone). Dont stop for at least two weeks or more. It may take that long to get the full effect. There are other medications your doctor can prescribe. Dont use decongestant sprays for more than 3 days. They will make it worse. ...Read more

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Inflamation in my nose i can't breath through my nose just my mouth and when i breath through my nose really hurts a lot ?

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Inflamation in my nose i can't breath through my nose just my mouth and when i breath through my nose really hurts a lot ?

Congested nose?: Get some nasal decongestant medicine, anti histamine as well as use the humidifier to help your nose. A steam from a hot water may help to humidify your nose. Also you can get nasal spray for your nose. Ultimately , if nothing helps you should go to see your doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Why do my lungs feel heavy when I try to sleep? It's like when I breathe I can hear the mucus in my chest.

Why do my lungs feel heavy when I try to sleep? It's like when I breathe I can hear the mucus in my chest.

Orthopnea: or positional dyspnea/breathlessness. When you are standing or sitting upright, gravity aids in lowering your diaphragm and expanding the lungs. The chest cavity is smaller when you are lying down; this may be made worse by obesity/upward pressure from abdomen. Chest heaviness may be a sign of asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, heart disease. The "mucus" sound suggests fluid. Full eval needed ...Read more

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How come i wheeze when i inhale through nose?

How come i wheeze when i inhale through nose?

Not sure: Most likely you are hearing noisy breathing through your nose and not real wheezing, which is a sound heard in the lungs. If your nose is stuffy/clogged, air that moves in and out can make a whistling sound. That is not 'wheezing' per se. ...Read more

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I feel my nose so dry hurts when i breath through my nose i can't smell nothing my head hurts....

I feel my nose so dry  hurts when i breath through my nose i can't smell nothing my head hurts....

Sinus infection?: Try using some saline sprays or gel . If this does not help, see your doctor since you may well be having a sinus infection. ...Read more

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When I run I find it hard to breath in through my nose and out through my mouth I can only feel comfortable breathing in and out my mouth hurts throet?

When I run I find it hard to breath in through my nose and out through my mouth I can only feel comfortable breathing in and out my mouth hurts throet?

Call or see doctor: The nose can get congested due to blood engorgement or allergies to environment of running. See your doctor for evaluation of mechanical blockage, engorgement, and allergic nose. Can you breath okay at night to sleep? ...Read more

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Every time i inhale through my nose, I have to sneeze and my nose begins to run?

Every time i inhale through my nose, I have to sneeze and my nose begins to run?

Rhinitis: Most likely nasal allergies. Would treat with prescription nasal steroid spray. If doesn't improve, see an ENT. ...Read more

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Why my nose bleds when i sleep?

Why my nose bleds when i sleep?

Epistaxis: When you are lying flat, more blood is sent to your nasal cavity due to gravity and hence night time nasal congestion and epistaxis are both common. If you sleep on your side, the dependent side of your nose also tends to get congested. ...Read more

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Why do my ears pop when I exhale through my nose?

Why do my ears pop when I exhale through my nose?

Eustachian tube: Likely the eustachian tube opening. If it troubles you, may represent eustachian tube dysfunction. See an ENT doc. ...Read more

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Can I train myself to breathe through my nose instead of my mouth?

Can I train myself to breathe through my nose instead of my mouth?

Yes but hard: If you are a habitual mouth breather... It is likely you have nasal obstruction... A deviated septum/enlarged turbinates or an enlarged adenoid... ...Read more

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Every night I party hard when I lay down to sleep I can feel my heart beating in my chest. Is this bad?

Every night I party hard when I lay down to sleep I can feel my heart beating in my chest. Is this bad?

May be: There is such a thing called holiday heart which is an arrythmia brought on by drinking too much alcohol where the heart beats very fast. If it beats too fast for too long the heart can suffer from lack of oxygen and damage can be done. You need to seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I have difficultly breathing through my nose while trying to sleep, I take nightly antihistamines. Am I hurting myself? Will rhinoplasty help?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I have difficultly breathing through my nose while trying to sleep, I take nightly antihistamines. Am I hurting myself? Will rhinoplasty help?

Not hurting yourself: By taking the antihistamine every night, but you're not doing yourself any good not being evaluated by an allergist/iImmunologist, you maybe allergic to dust mites or maybe just having chronic Rhinitis, until evaluated you can perform simple environmental maneuvers: keep pets away from bedroom, wash your pillows often, avoid smoking/smokers, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in ur area ...Read more

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Hi, i have problems with my right ear, i cant much and i hear my own echo when i talk and when i breath thru my nose i hear this weird noise ?

Hi, i have problems with my right ear, i cant much and i hear my own echo when i talk and when i breath thru my nose i hear this weird noise ?

See MD: Sounds like you need to have your physician examine you. It could be an infection (bacterial or viral), fluid behind your ear drum or a dysfunction of your eustachian tube (from a cold or allergies). ...Read more

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