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If I Plug My Nose When Im Sleeping
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
My bed is next to a bunch of wires that are plugged in (cable, router, etc). Is this bad for my health if I'm sleeping next to these wires nightly?
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