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Difficulty Breathing Through The Nose
Inflamed septum for years and severely deviated septum. Also, when blocked on right side I cant breathe through my nose properly. What shall I do?
See ENT specialist: Obviously one of your nasal passages is blocked. Most of these are due to abnormalities of the bones in the nose but could be due to growths like polyps or perhaps a malignancy. You should consult an otolaryngologist (ENT) specialist to diagnose this and see what treatment options are available. ...Read more
I feel like I can't breathe through my nose, yet my nose isn't stuffed. What could this be caused by? What would help?
I feel like my right nasal cavity is blocked most of the time I can't breathe through my nose properly weekday can I do to fix it?
Get seen: Betting you hAve a deviated septum which is easy to fix, but let's be sure it is not something worse. ...Read more
I can't breathe through my nose but I feel enough air go in but could it be because of my anxiety attack because I'm still shaking.
Am I lactose intolerant? If I drink milk eat ice cream or something like that I can't breathe through my nose and get sick. Why is this? Cheese is ok
Possible allergy: Nasal congestion is not a typical symptom for lactose intolerance. Rather, it fits better with an allergic reaction to milk protein. Lactose intolerance is the result of an inability to digest the sugar lactose. The consequence is excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort or pain. ...Read more
Polyps? (non smoker, 18) produce mucus, I can't breathe through my nose properly, weak sense of smell, my nostrils bleed, feel raw & become scabby
Everytime I blow my nose, there are sticky yellow mucus. I can't breathe through my nose, when I swallow I can feel the pressure build up at my nose.
I have bad seasonal allergies where I can't breathe through my nose & have a runny nose. Claritin (loratadine) doesn't work. What can I do to treat & prevent it?
Allergies: Nasal congestion and discharge have a variety of causes. It is worthwhile to visit with your local ENT for allergy testing, an exam and trial of nasal sprays like corticosteroid sprays, antihistamine sprays, or other medications that will dry your nose up gently and safely. You can pick up a nasal saline spray in the meantime. Get an air purifier for home, use a hepa vacuum cleaner and avoid rugs. ...Read more
Turbinates: You are 48 years old and cannot breath through one of your nostrils. Having an ENT doctor look at your nose will help. You could have a swelling of tissue inside that prevents air movement. It obviously bothers you some but not that much. You may benefit from a study called a ct scan. It along with a ENT doctor should help. ...Read more
My nose is stuffy and I cant breath, im drowsy, ive been sick for a few days, what's wrong? I feel I cant breathe through my mouth. Anxiety?
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
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). Don't 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. Don't use decongestant sprays for more than 3 days. They will make it worse. ...Read more
I have a broken nose. Will my surgeon charge me or my ins. Company to straighten it and reshape the tip? I cant breathe properly.
When dog hit my nose there was a popping noise. Cant breathe out of it, swollen and very tender. No noise tho and its still straight. Wwhats the pop?
I am experiencing difficulty breathing through nose (side: both). I had a sinus infection which never went away. Depending on nasal spray to breathe?
See allergist: If you are using OTC nasal decongestant sprays regularly you may be having a rebound nasal congestion. You need to consult an allergist who may order a CT sinus scan on you to confirm whether sinusitis is present. Even more importantly, your allergist can help you wean off of your OTC nasal spray. ...Read more
My throat is hurting and one of my tonsils is swollen. My nose is running and stuffed at the same time. Cant breathe very well either.
Not unheard of: This is a typical constellation of symptoms this time of year and is usually caused by a virus that is "going around". several over the counter medications are available to treat the symptoms until your immunity kicks in. Just pay attention to the indication for each med and watch for warnings/side effects ...Read more
I am experiencing nasal congestion, difficulty breathing and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both). The following also describe me: Runny nose, Sneezing, Nasal drainage, Shortness of breath, and Ear pressure. What should I do?
See allergist: If you have trouble breathing (aside from nasal congestion), you are suffering from allergic rhinitis and asthma. Although they can often be controlled by medications, it is better to treat the cause by consulting an allergist. In the meanwhile you may try nasal steroid to reduce the nasal congestion. ...Read more
Head starts aching and I feel I'll fall down. Then the pain spreads till the hips frm the back, get sufffocated, cant breathe at all and start coughing?
Stress and anxiety:
It sound like you are under a lot of stress and you are getting really anxious take a deep breath relax lay in bath tub with warm water close your eyes and imagine you are on an island peaceful no worry no work no school relax and enjoy yourself you might want to see a doctor to take care of your stress and anxiety. play yoga.
the pain is real but our stress and anxiety multiply it
good luck ...Read more
Having septoplasty/sinus surgery in 3 days. I'm 4th day into vicious head cold. Cant breathe out of either nostril. Should surgery be postponed?
Have anxiety. No meds. Light headed, cant breathe, feel like pressure in head, squeezing in throat, face tight and tingling. Anxiety?
Been prescribed flomax for under active bladder. Causing severe nasal congestion to the point where I cant breathe and struggle to sleep. What can I take to decongest as antihistamines are alpha antagonists and flomax is an alpha blocker?
Stop Flomax: The side effect you are experiencing is annoying, but but not dangerous. Stop the Flomax and talk to your doctor about an alternative medication. ...Read more
Post nasal drip hacking often. Mucus drips in throat overnight, wake up congested and dehydrated. Hacking when I woke up and feels like my throat down to lungs is irritated feels like I cant breathe?
I have difficulty breathing. I also spit up brown spotted phlegm. I have no cough or no head ache and my CT scans are normal. For a month can't breath?
I am experiencing cough (worsened by: worse at night) (quality: with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough). The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Shortness of breath, and Nasal congestion. What should I do?
I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: changing head position, after exercise, hot weather), vision fading of colors, difficulty breathing (quality: noisy), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (
See doctor: You have many symptoms here. You need to have them evaluated so you can have a diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis to explain your symptoms you can get a treatment plan ...Read more
Feel gasping 4 air all day dr said chest is clear I cough alot with clear mucus through day feel I cant breathe properly scared obs are ok last few d?
Short of breath: What is your peak flow, that is simple to check, if it is > 300-350 you are usually breathing enough air (optimal ~450). You may have an infection like mycoplasma which is indolent and can cause cough responds to zithromax (if not allergic), or post nasal drip wtihout runny nose (responds to elevated head of bed (HOB), antihistamines), or reflux (elevated HOB, prevecid/ zantac) Discuss with doc ...Read more
My left ear has a sudden pain it comes and goes. Its been more than a month and now my left nose side seems blocked I cant breath through it. Help?
Congestion: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection of some sort - nasal congestion and sensation of ear clogged - eustation tube dysfunction - can be from allergic vital and bacterial causes. You can try some Claritin-D OTC for a few days and see if that helps. If symptoms persist see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I am breathing 15-17 breaths a min but I keep taking deep breaths every couple of minutes cant really breath through my nose feel like lump in throat?
Breathing: Normal adult breathing rate is 12-16 breaths/min. So yours is in normal range. Also we take a deep sigh about 6 X/HR or about once every 10 min. Also, you have a stuffy nose and you are obsessing about your breathing patterns. Read up on "globus hystericus", an example of what's called a conversion reaction, in which when you worry too much you can feel you have a golf ball in your throat. ...Read more
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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