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Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood ...Read more


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Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.

Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.

Yes: Sure that doesn't doing completely unreasonable- you could have maxillary or frontal sinusitis and this may not necessarily affect your nasal passage or make you stuffy . Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion, fever, cough , nasal congestion and runny nose. What could I have?

I have chest congestion, fever, cough , nasal congestion and runny nose. What could I have?

Several possibilitie: This could represent a common cold, bronchitis, allergies or even pneumonia. For definitive diagnosis and treatment, you need to see your doctor. Without a fever, this likely has a viral etiology so antibiotics may not be necessary or helpful. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

I am experiencing  nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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I have lots of head congestion and post nasal drip, but no runny nose. Should I worry?

I have lots of head congestion and post nasal drip, but no runny nose. Should I worry?

Congestion: Not unless it lasts for more than 10-14 days or you develop high fevers. Decongestants, nasal saline irrigation and nasal steroids might help. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Would getting a humidifier stop my runny nose and congestion? I have no allergies.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Would getting a humidifier stop my runny nose and congestion?  I have no allergies.

See an allergist: That would help better, although getting a humidifier might help, but momentarily, if you really live in a very dry environment, it would soothe some. Looking for a cause for your symptoms and treating it is useful in the long term, start with your doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness). why my nostril vibrate?

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness).
why my nostril vibrate?

Nostril vibrates.: I have never had a patient tell me their nostrils vibrate. Please consult with me and we can get more details. ...Read more

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How come I have constant nasal congestion?

How come I have constant nasal congestion?

Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean i still ve rhinitis?

I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean i still ve rhinitis?

Rhinitis: Many different types of sinus disease. Sounds like you need to increase the humidity in your home and bedroom. Would also consider using salt water washes and nasal saline spray up to four times per day. ...Read more

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I have had nasal congestion and postnasal drip for weeks now. I have taken antihistamines and used nasal sprays, with no luck. What can I do?

I have had nasal congestion and postnasal drip for weeks now. I have taken antihistamines and used nasal sprays, with no luck. What can I do?

?Allergic Rhinitis : Consider - chronic intranasal steroid e.g. Avamys or Omnair
- non sedating antihistamine e.g. Desloratadine
- nasal rinses
- add montelukast inhibitor nocte
If not settled then for CT sinuses and ENT appraisal ...Read more

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I have a cough and postnasal drip. No runny nose or stuffed up nose.

I have a cough and postnasal drip. No runny nose or stuffed up nose.

I am sorry to hear: that you are sick but what is your question? Try submitting it again and asking about what you want to know. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I have bronchitis and have taken methypredisolone along with afrin for congestion. Can I take flonase or budesonide nasal spray for runny nose?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I have bronchitis and have taken methypredisolone along with afrin for congestion. Can I take flonase or budesonide nasal spray for runny nose?

Yes: Nasal steroid takes several days to get optimal results . Afrin should not be used for more than 5 days else you may end up with even more nasal congestion (rebound). Methylprednisolone is not usually indicated for bronchitis. If chronic this may be asthma. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks now have had bad nasal congestion, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. Very bad congestion & nasal drip won't go away. What to do?

For 2 weeks now have had bad nasal congestion, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. Very bad congestion & nasal drip won't go away. What to do?

Sinus: I suspect this started like an ordinary cold but at this point you may have a sinus infection. Contact your doctor for a more in-depth evaluation since a number of questions need to be answered. Allergy is unlikely at this time of year if you haven't had it before. ...Read more

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I cough mainly at night! i think I have post nasal drip and i wheeze a lot!

I cough mainly at night! i think I have post nasal drip and i wheeze a lot!

Get help: The coughing at night and wheezing suggests that you are suffering from asthma. Postnasal drainage can be a symptom associated with allergies, sinusitis and acid reflux(lpr). An evaluation is needed for a diagnosis. Your wheezing should take priority. Get help right away. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, post nasal drip, chills. On Aura amoxicillin 3x500. Can I take Advil Sinus?

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, post nasal drip, chills. On Aura amoxicillin 3x500. Can I take Advil Sinus?

Yes you can: unless you have a contraindication, like hypertension, but no interaction with amoxicillin, rest and fluids are important too together with saline nasal washes, would help you out, if no improvement, call or visit your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Mark Loury
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