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I have plugged ears, i'm congested, my nose runs, i sneeze, and i cough such a bad wet cold that I have trouble sleeping. I've been sick for a week.

I have plugged ears, i'm congested, my nose runs, i sneeze, and i cough such a bad wet cold that I have trouble sleeping. I've been sick for a week.

Viral vs. allergy: Allergy vs. Viral infection. Try loratidine and ask your healthcare provider if it's ok to use a decongestant such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and nosespray such as afrin for a few days. Do not use these last 2 longterm- but they may make it less likely that you'll end up on antibiotics. Neti- pot is a good idea too. ...Read more

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I like to blow air through my eyes if i plug my nose and blow really hard, i can get air to come out of the corner of my eye. It doesn't happen all of the time - only when i really concentrate and push extra hard. Anway, recently after doing this for so

I like to blow air through my eyes if i plug my nose and blow really hard, i can get air to come out of the corner of my eye.  It doesn't happen all of the time - only when i really concentrate and push extra hard.  Anway, recently after doing this for so

While : While your friends may find this entertaining, there are some disadvantages to what you are doing. You may inadvertently plug the tear-drainage duct with mucus, which would cause your eye to water chronically. In addition, the high pressure you describe may damage delicate nasal tissues and lead to infection. If your pain persists, you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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2 days my ears makes audible pop/clicks every time i breathe out or talk. It happens w/o moving my jaw and stops when i plug my nose?

2 days my ears makes audible pop/clicks  every time i breathe out or talk. It happens w/o moving my jaw and stops when i plug my nose?

Ear popping: It sounds like you have some mild eustachian tube (the tube from your nose to your ear) dysfunction. It can be caused by nasal and sinus inflammation, such as allergies and infection. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nose is blocked while i'm sleeping?

What can I do if my nose is blocked while i'm sleeping?

Use a humidifier.: Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air, particularly during winter months. Allergens may be causing nasal mucosa irritation. Consider using anti-allergenic pillow and mattress covers. Try over the counter decongestants for a few days, if you are over 6. If no improvement, see your physician or ENT to rule out sinusitis, a nasal septal deviation, polyp or other structural abnormality. ...Read more

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My nose gets stuffy when i'm about to go to sleep. What can I do to help?

My nose gets stuffy when i'm about to go to sleep. What can I do to help?

Saline Nasal Spray: The simplest thing to do is try some saline nasal spray before you go to bed. You can get this over the counter. If you are still having nasal stuffiness, see your local ent. You might benefit from steriod or antihistamine nasal sprays before bed. You may also benefit from a septoplasty and/or turbinate reduction. ...Read more

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Hi! why does one side of my nose block when i'm sleeping, and when i turn to the other side one clears & the other blocks? How can I fix it?

Hi! why does one side of my nose block when i'm sleeping, and when i turn to the other side one clears & the other blocks? How can I fix it?

Nasal congestion: The nasal turbinates in the nasal passages intermittently swell up every 2 hours and your congestion may be secondary to nasal allergies. You need to visit an allergist to get tested and started on a nasal spray. Your headaches is probably from that too. ...Read more

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My baby 9mo. Always rubs her nose a lot when i'm trying to put her to sleep and when im trying to feed her too...Is this normal?

My baby 9mo. Always rubs her nose a lot when i'm trying to put her to sleep and when im trying to feed her too...Is this normal?

Nose-rubbing can be: A sign of an itchy nose from food allergies, if there's a strong family history & she has congestion or copious mucus. However, it can also be a self-soothing ritual, which is perfectly fine in infants & young kids. I hope you've established a consistent bedtime & ritual, reading, nursing, brushing her teeth, then putting her to bed drowsy, but awake, so she can self-calm if she night-wakes. ...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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How can you sleep with a stuffy/blocked nose?

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How can you sleep with a stuffy/blocked nose?

Blocked nose: Nasal strips can be obtained at your local pharmacy (breathe right). Also, have a checkup to get treatment for the cause of the blockage. ...Read more

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