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How to clear up a stuffy nose in pregnancy--saline drops?

How to clear up a stuffy nose in pregnancy--saline drops?

Yes: Saline drops/gel the safest way to treat congestion when pregnant. Decongestants like sudafed or phenylephrine are pregnancy category c which advises weighing risk of fetal injury (animal studies only) against benefit to mother. Vaporizer can moisten dry air & loosen mucus for easier removal. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I have had a stuffy nose throughout my pregnancy (now 30 weeks). Could my sniffling impact my baby's health?

I have had a stuffy nose throughout my pregnancy (now 30 weeks). Could my sniffling impact my baby's health?

Unlikely: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to nasal congestion in some women. It is unlikely to cause harm to your baby as you can always breath thru your mouth. Nasal steroid spray can help, see an ENT doctor if you are bothered by the nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Never had allergies, I am now in second trimester with a stuffy nose, sometimes itchy eye and sneezy but no other symptoms. Could I have developed allergies. If so is this only during pregnancy?

Never had allergies, I am now in second trimester with a stuffy nose, sometimes itchy eye and sneezy but no other symptoms. Could I have developed allergies. If so is this only during pregnancy?

Possibly: It might be congestion with pregnancy, or just mild viral upper respiratory infection, causing itchy eyes and sneezing, nasal congestion that occurs during pregnancy is common, and more towards the last trimester, relieved after birth, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Second trimester, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, lower back pain. Are these all common during 23 weeks. Will they get worst or better for the remaining of pregnancy? How to ease them in the meantim

Second trimester, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, lower back pain. Are these all common during 23 weeks. Will they get worst or better for the remaining of pregnancy? How to ease them in the meantim

OB-GYN exam: Please consult your OB-GYN since you have multiple symptoms and no- these are not all normal except for the lower back pain which is common. Most OB-GYN physician recommend little or no mediciation: call for advice. ...Read more

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Is white discharge around time of missed period considered a pregnancy sign. I'm late 3 days and concerned im also stuffy nose constipated bloated?

Is white discharge around time of missed period considered a pregnancy sign. I'm late 3 days and concerned im also stuffy nose constipated bloated?

Late periods: It depends on how old you are or if you have had intercourse within the "danger" period, but yes missed periods for females almost always warrant a pregnancy test. Spotting can also mean hormonal changes which may be natural as you age, or related to a number of other factors, including stress, nutritional variation, anemia, etc. Recommend you visit an MD clinic to be checked out. ...Read more

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I have a severe cough, stuffy nose, achy body and a headache that comes and goes. This started about 6 days ago. There are no signs of improvement.?

I have a severe cough, stuffy nose, achy body and a headache that comes and goes. This started about 6 days ago. There are no signs of improvement.?

Viral: It will take another few more days to recover. If no fever then most likely not influenza. Even if tested positive for influenza now it's more than 48hrs from beginning of your symptoms and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) might have no effect as a treatment now ...Read more

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My 4 years old son seems to be fine all day except early in the morning when he has lots of cough and stuffy nose. What could be the reason?

My 4 years old son seems to be fine all day except early in the morning when he has lots of cough and stuffy nose. What could be the reason?

Post nasal drainage: Early morning coughing is primarily designed to clear out inhaled irritants and resulting mucous buildup. Dust, fumes, perfume, food odors, etc. Can accumulate in the environment. The sleeping child breathes less deeply and may accumulate some irritant effect. As they start their day the coughing and sneezing usually clears this. ...Read more

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How can I help my son with his stuffy nose. He only gets it at night and early mourning.?

How can I help my son with his stuffy nose. He only gets it at night and early mourning.?

Hard to say: When you submit a question, please include enough information for a reasoned response. You do not list the age, other symptoms, prior efforts to help, etc. At this point, your son could be 2 days or 50 yrs and the approach would be different. The public site is not a chat room, so questions are not linked, so each must have enough data to be answered. ...Read more

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Six weeks pregnant and experiencing achy muscles and back and stuffy nose. Is this common or is it to early?

Six weeks pregnant and experiencing achy muscles and back and stuffy nose. Is this common or is it to early?

May not be pregnancy: Aching muscles, backache and runny nose sound more like a viral illness and are unlikely to be related to an early pregnancy. Drink a lot of fluids, and perhaps heat or topical pain reliever for the sore muscles, and give it a few days. If symptoms persist, or you develop fever or aching becomes severe, see your Ob or PCP. ...Read more

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I started with a stuffy nose, now its a running nose, its been two days. Is this a first sign of the cold or flu? No other symptoms present.

I started with a stuffy nose, now its a running nose, its been two days. Is this a first sign of the cold or flu? No other symptoms present.

Cold vs allergy.: 2 most likely causes cold vs allergy. Take OTC decongestant or allergy meds. No need to see MD unless symptoms progress. ...Read more

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Is chest congestion a sign of hantavirus as well as stuffy nose and chest pain?

Is chest congestion a sign of hantavirus as well as stuffy nose and chest pain?

Nonspecific symptoms: Very ill with Hana virus, symptoms you mention go with all respiratory illnesses. ...Read more

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Clear mucus, stuffy nose, dizzy, and minor chest pain on and off. Is this sign of pnemonia?

Unlikely: If you have fever, cough productive of purulent exudate, shortness of air, rapid pulse, rapid respirations, chest pain with deep breaths or continuous chest pain go and see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I am in the early stage of a cold. I have a little bit of a sore throat and I have a little bit of a stuffy nose and it was green! Please help!

I am in the early stage of a cold. I have a little bit of a sore throat and I have a little bit of a stuffy nose and it was green! Please help!

Don't worry: Although we often think of green as meaning we have something really bad, it just means that there are many white cells present. You can have green mucous even with a cold, esp. First thing in the morning or if you haven't blown your nose in awhile. Unless things are worsening, give it time. ...Read more

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Negative for rapid strep test today. Signs of strep are apparent. Mainly a stuffy nose, fever, and sore white throat, not super tired. Mono or strep?

Negative for rapid strep test today. Signs of strep are apparent. Mainly a stuffy nose, fever, and sore white throat, not super tired. Mono or strep?

Probably strep: Sounds more like strep, rapid strep cultures are only 70% accurate and separate longer test is much advisable along with the rapid, strep patients also sometimes state having the feeling of a golf ball inthere throat which is usually a hallmark sign for the condition, mono patients are usually excessively tired and have swollen cervical lymph nodes or it could very well just be a bad virus. ...Read more

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How do I deal with stuffy nose?

How do I deal with stuffy nose?

Decongestan: Natural ways to improve nasal congestion include nasal saline wash and neti pots. Over the counter options include phenylephrine containing sprays, afrin nasal spray, and other oral decongestants. You may also find relief from allergy medication. Seek the advice of your primary care doctor to figure out the best option. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose fast?

How can I cure a stuffy nose fast?

Decongestants: Afrin nasal spray wil symptomatically reverse a stuffy nose. Beware of using this more htan 3 days at a time, though as you can become dependent on it. ...Read more

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How do I clear my baby’s stuffy nose?

How do I clear my baby’s stuffy nose?

Saline nose drops: Cool mist humidifier will also be of help. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose at home?

How can I cure a stuffy nose at home?

Decongestant: A topical decongestant such as neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or a decongestant pill such as pseudephedrine can both be purchased without a prescription. If its due to allergy an antihistamine such as Claritin is also available over the counter. ...Read more

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How do I naturally cure a stuffy nose?

How do I naturally cure a stuffy nose?

Congestion: Saline nasal spray or gel moisturizes nasal passages & helps remove mucus as well as bacteria/viruses. If ambient air is dry, running a vaporizer will help loosen mucus. If sinuses ache or have pressure or ears feel "full", an otc decongestant like sudafed may help. (caution if you have high blood pressure; decongestants can raise it.) afrin spray ok for 2-3 days max (same about bp). ...Read more

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Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

Dust Mites?: If you have gas heat or live where it's really dry in the winter, a humdifier may fix the problem. You might be allergic to dust mites. You can try taking an antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and see if it helps your symptoms. If it does, you can try buying a special pillowcase and mattress cover for people who have dust mite allergies. You can also see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose instantly?

How can I cure a stuffy nose instantly?

No cure: There's no immediate "cure", but if you want instant relief a decongestant nasal spray is your best bet. Be careful, though, because if you use decongestant nasal spray longer than about 3 days you'll get hooked on it and not be able to breathe without it. It's best used only in emergencies (for diving, in airplanes, if you've really got to sleep and can't breathe) and only for a few days. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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