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I suffer from nasal allergies and wake up feeling stuffy every day. What can I do?

I suffer from nasal allergies and wake up feeling stuffy every day. What can I do?

Depends on severity: If the congestion is not too severe, you may want to try a otc saline nasal spray or salin rinse (netipot, neilmed sinus rinse). If they don't help try an otc decongestant like sudafed (provided you don't have hypertension). If you still have symptoms, consult you primary care. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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I sleep with lavender essential oil on my pillow for sleep, but lately I wake up every day with a stuffy nose. Is this normal or an allergy to it?

I sleep with lavender essential oil on my pillow for sleep, but lately I wake up every day with a stuffy nose. Is this normal or an allergy to it?

Not normal: It is not normal to have a stuffy nose every day. Whether this is due to allergy or not requires an examination and evaluation. The lavender oil per se is unlikely to be the cause for your congestion although the scent may potentially trigger sneezing and even a runny nose. The easiest way is to use another pillow not touched by lavender oil and see if the congestion goes away or not. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth when wake up.i seem to have post nasal drip every day only in summer time .allergy testing?

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth when wake up.i seem to have post nasal drip every day only in summer time .allergy testing?

It is common: When post-nasal drip is an ongoing condition, the sinuses can become irritated and swollen what what causes mouth breathing, dry mouth and chronic bad breath. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffed nose every morning and is fine after 20 minutes or so for the rest of the day. Allergies?

Usual suspect: Allergy sounds like a prime suspect. It is really good that you are fine in so brief a time. In fact, it almost seems like risking side effects or building tolerances to any medications would be a mistake. Am i missing something? Is it difficult for you to bear those periods of time? You might try adequate hydration, non-allergic pillows & bed clothes, careful dust removal in bedroom, etc. Best! ...Read more

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I suffer from bad allergies, I have a stuffy nose all day it's worst at night my eyes get so crusty that i can't open them i take eyedrop and medicine?

I suffer from bad allergies, I have a stuffy nose all day it's worst at night my eyes get so crusty that i can't open them i take eyedrop and medicine?

Allergies: Sounds like you are suffering! i would recommend that you see a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. You can feel better! ...Read more

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Feeling of stuffy nose, and lightheadedness. Slight ttightness in chest and random coughing. Could this be seasonal allergies or something else?

Many things.: If this is seasonal, then hay fever is the most likely answer and it may be associated with coughing. However hay fever is not usually associated with lightheadedness and this needs be checked out. The tightness in chest may also be from asthma which is often associated with hay fever (allergic rhinitis). See your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling there's dust in throat and sometimes nose gets stuffy. No other cold symptom, taking reflux meds already. Allergy or what? Gets worse at night

Probably reflux: Your symptoms do not suggest allergy. If you sleep rather flat, acid can come up the esophagus and cause either irritation of the throat or of the lining of the esophagus. Raise your head with either 8" blocks under the bed or a medical wedge that you can place under y our mattress. Also, no food or drink for 2 hours before bedtime. No help, see your physician first. ...Read more

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I suffer from allergies every morning.Running nose what can I do to fell better?

I suffer from allergies every morning.Running nose what can I do to fell better?

See below: Over the counter allergy medications, claritn, zyrtec, and allegra, will help. You can also discuss the possibility of nasal steroid spray with your provider. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a little puddle of blood on my pillow from my nose. Could this just be from really bad allergies?

I wake up every morning with a little puddle of blood on my pillow from my nose. Could this just be from really bad allergies?

Could be: But there are many other causes of nosebleed that need to be investigated, best to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more