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Inflamed block nose from hay fever and still blocked after pollen count down?

Inflamed block nose from hay fever and still blocked after pollen count down?

Not unusual: Signifiant inflammation may take a few ays to go away, or you may be reacting to other allergens in the air such as molds.People with inflamed sinuses are at greater susceptibility to infections, so you may have caught a virus or developed a bacterial sinus infection during the time your nose was swollen and your sinuses weren't able to drain. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Have nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing made worse when exposed to low temperature. Nose blocks after sneezing. Do I have nonallergic rhinitis?

Have nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing made worse when exposed to low temperature. Nose blocks after sneezing. Do I have nonallergic rhinitis?

Possible: But in my experience, having sneezing spells (especially if you have eye symptoms) points more to allergic than non-allergic. Nonallergic rhinitis is a diagnosis of exclusion also since one needs to prove that allergies do not play a role. You may also have both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis as well. Try a nasal steroid spray ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause shotty lymph node on one side of neck? It flares up when my post nasal drip is miserable and pollen count is high.

Can allergic rhinitis cause shotty lymph node on one side of neck? It flares up when my post nasal drip is miserable and pollen count is high.

Yes: Allergic rhinitis is an inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa and therefore can give rise to regional lymphadenopathy (swollen glands). This is the body's defense mechanism in walling off an inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Since august 22 2015 nose dry feel no air going through can breathe but feels clogged deep down in nose and when yawn ears open up no sinus infection?

Since august 22 2015 nose dry feel no air going through can breathe but feels clogged deep down in nose and when yawn ears open up no sinus infection?

Nasal congestion: You may sinus mucous membrane congested causing to feel clogged up, you can try anti histamine or OTC fluticasone nasal spray or both, if not better, have yourself examined. ...Read more

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I get allergies/cold in the end of August every year. It's itchiness in my nose and throat, sneezing bouts, runny nose, mucus. Pollen is low right now?

I get allergies/cold in the end of August every year. It's itchiness in my nose and throat, sneezing bouts, runny nose, mucus. Pollen is low right now?

Molds?: I assume that you live in the Northeast and for that area, ragweed is likely the cause. On the other hand, pollen count reflects only the exposure within a short distance from the counting station and thus may not actually reflect your own exposure. Other possibilities- Mold counts are also high in the fall (b) you may have become allergic to new allergens. ...Read more

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I have itchiness owing to my nasal hairs. Which causes running nose and cold.

I have itchiness owing to my nasal hairs. Which causes running nose and cold.

Itchy nose: The most common cause is a cold. Do you trim you hairs? Need pictures. Recommend 2nd opinion with me. ...Read more

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Almost-constant nose blockage after raking leaves. Hay fever?

Almost-constant nose blockage after raking leaves. Hay fever?

Probably: Raking leaves releases mold spores and other allergens into the air. Using an antihistamine before and wearing a mask may help. If not helpful than a prescription nose spray would be a better option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose hardly any drainage or color back of nose in throat stays dry. No fever or cough. Where I work it's 40 deg all day and it makes it worse?

Stuffy nose hardly any drainage or color back of nose in throat stays dry. No fever or cough. Where I work it's 40 deg all day and it makes it worse?

Cold or allergy: Sounds like a cold virus. Could also be allergies. In the winter, when we are inside a lot, dust can contribute to this. See your primary care provider for info about over the counter decongestants and allergy meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat , always swallowing . What causes this ? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds

Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat , always swallowing . What causes this ? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds

See allergist: Advise that you consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, be sure to aim your rx nasal sprays towards the lateral (outside) wall of the nose. ...Read more

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The last couple of months, I've had post nasal drip, where it's been dripping down to my throat. Is this allergies or a sinus infection?

The last couple of months, I've had post nasal drip, where it's been dripping down to my throat. Is this allergies or a sinus infection?

Either or both: A more detailed history and response to specific treatments can provide clues. A test for allergies can help but doesn't rule out a sinus infection or non allergic causes. CT scan of the sinuses is sometimes ordered but carries the risk of radiation. I hope you get some relief. ...Read more

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Discomfort of facial sinuses 3-4 days. No temp, not feeling unwell. Pan subsided then 4-5 weeks of thick green phlegm back of throat. None from nose.

Discomfort of facial sinuses 3-4 days. No temp, not feeling unwell. Pan subsided then 4-5 weeks of thick green phlegm back of throat. None from nose.

Probable sinusitis : U probably have a sinus infection. Left untreated there may be residual inflammation and predisposition to relapses. U ought to be seen by an ENT MD for definitive examination and treatment; if no antibiotics warranted, consider non pharmacological cleansing such as netti pot /saline rinses. ...Read more

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Severe nasal mucus and congestion. Caught cold and even after its gone, still have a lot of mucus discharge and congested nose. any permanent cures?

Severe nasal mucus and congestion. Caught cold and even after its gone, still have a lot of mucus discharge and congested nose. any permanent cures?

Neti pots can: reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. Not a permanent cure but can help. ...Read more

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Can we feel when mucus drainage occurs from allergies or does it happen silently?I checked up for chest congestion,doc said drainage from allergies.

Can we feel when mucus drainage occurs from allergies or does it happen silently?I checked up for chest congestion,doc said drainage from allergies.

Post Nasal Drip: It is often possible to feel mucous drainage down the back of your throat, and this is called post nasal drip. The mucous can be from a variety of reasons, including allergies and upper respiratory viral or bacterial infection. Some people may not feel the drainage at all. Take care. ...Read more

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Week after cold/sinus infection my mucus from nose is clear but stained yellow is this pollen allergies now or sinus infection still?

Week after cold/sinus infection my mucus from nose is clear but stained yellow is this pollen allergies now or sinus infection still?

Either: About 10% of the people with a cold end up with a bacterial sinus infection. However it is not always easy to tell. Suggest that you consult your doctor. ...Read more

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