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My Nose Always Feels Stuffy
Sore throat. Runny nose stuffy at night. Ear feels like their is liquid in it and everytime i swalllow it hurts my ear.
These symptoms: Without a fever may or may not prove infection. Pressure in sinuses and ears can cause pain. There is congestion as proven by the ear and the pain on swallowing may just be irritation of the throat and the nerve. You will need decongestant/antihistamine and perhaps a nasal spray but your doctor should decide whether you need antibiotics or not. Go get examined and find out. Good luck. ...Read more
Common cold: Sounds like you have the common symptoms of a cold. These are viral in nature and should go away on their own in a few days. ...Read more
Is this my allergies? i woke up this morning blowing my nose its stuffy stopped up a little my throat hurts its itchy my eyes has water running down
Management: It may be an allergic reaction or an infection. Allergic reactions are typically not associated with high fever or thick nasal drainage. I would suggest rinsing your eyes gently with saline solution and taking an antihistamine such as claritin. For worsening or persistent symptoms, please check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been having pressure n my face between my nose & eyes runny nose, cough, lightheaded when blowing my nose it's kinda green alil? No fever no aches!
Good old cold!: Sounds like you have a good ol' cold. Congestion from the cold gives that pressure feeling, and the drainage can cause the cough. Kinda green means the body is sending white blood cells to fight the infection - that's a good thing. Since no fever or aches, doubt influenza or sinus infection. Wait 10-14 days with symptomatic care (humidifier, saline rinses of sinuses...) and if not better, doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eyes and nose feel like theyre on fire. I also have a runny nose and casual sneezing. On occasian my ears feel clogged when I swallow.?
I might have the flu. My head hurts, back hurts, eyes until the bridge of my nose hurts, cough, runny nose, im sneezing constantly, and im pregnant.
My throat kinda hurts when I swallow my saliva, and I have a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes. What happened?
Consult Eye MD: If persistent red eyes, new onset blurred vision, or excessive tearing...Then consult eye md to evaluate for possible dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, tear drainage system blockage, or other ocular allergies, infections, or inflammations versus simple viral conjunctivitis associated with viral upper respiratory infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beside both sides of nose always swollen & hard to breathe through nose. Night heavy breathing. Nose feels congested but won't blow. What could be?
Might be a cold: Virus. Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; watery eyes. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. ...Read more
Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat ... Also sometimes when i sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?
Runny nose and itch: The symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itching are consistent with allergies. The ear discomfort that comes with sneezing can be seen with "eustachian tube dysfunction" where nasal congestion leads to poor functioning of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat. Once the congestion is relieved, so will the ear pain. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger of the symptoms. ...Read more
? sinusitis: I don't know your age or whether you are on other medicines, at any rate, you can use OTC cold medicines, but read the labels carefully, and use saline nasal washes, if no improvement in a day or two, you need to see your doctor / a doctor, best wishes ...Read more
The left side of my nose and sinuses always feels stuffier and takes longer to clear whenever I get a cold. Could that indicate a deviated septum?
For 2 days my son has been having headaches all day, ear aches, and when he bends over it hurts even more. He nose always feels stuffy, so sinusitis?
Otitis media?: This is possible. He is old enough to irrigate his nose and sinuses with a saline solution using a Neti-pot. Get a decongestant, expectorant, analgesic combo from your friendly pharmacist. If he does not get better very quickly get him to a doctor. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
My nose is really stuffy today 20 minutes its stuffed 20 minutes its runny and im not sick i feel okay is there something wrong?
Technically yes: ..a stuffy nose. Underlying the nose issue can be many things. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, they are really minor like a cold or allergy. ...Read more
Chills: Yes, you certainly can. Most colds are actually viral infections. When your body is fighting an infection of any kind, your immune system revs into action and will oftentimes increase your body temperature...Sometimes to the level of a fever. When you have a fever, you often feel chilled. This is just one of the ways that your body is trying to fight that cold (upper respiratory infection). ...Read more
Anatomy: Regardless of the reason (cold, allergies, etc), the reason your nose gets stuffy is that there is inflammation in the lining of the your nose, which then gets thicker than when there is no inflammation. The main component is from a structure called the inferior turbinates - these get enlarged, engorged with blood and thickened when there is inflammation ---> stuffy :). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
An Option:: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup 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 the A.M. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nose sprays: Oxymetazoline nasal spray for 3 to 5 days, if used too long will make it worse. This time of year it's likely ragweed allergy, a prescription for a steroid nasal spray and or an antihistamine spray would be the best bet. Go see your ENT or allergist, or ENT allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral infection: Colds are viruses that can cause nasal congestion. Since there are many different viruses when you get a cold you will get the accompanying symptoms until your bodies immune system gets rid of it. Treat symtoms with OTC meds from the pharmacy. See a doctor if headache, malaise, congestion last longer than 48 hours. ...Read more
Several causes: There are several causes for stuffy nose. See an ENT to rule out physical causes like DNS or polyps, chronic sinusitis etc. if he cannot find the cause then we look at from allergy point of view. Please visit us www.ehacstl.com to learn how treating the causes helps relieving nasal congestion and reduces for antihistamines and decongestants ...Read more
Here's some guidance: Blocked nasal passages can be from a mechanical obstruction or the lack of sensed airflow. Examples of an obstruction include a septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, excessive mucus production like during a cold or from allergies, or nasal sidewall collapse. Your nose may not sense airflow from too much swelling, trauma, or prior nasal surgery. A good start is to see an ENT to perform an exam. ...Read more
Possible reasons for: A.M. Nasal congestion include: if you sleep lying flat in bed, this gives mucus a chance to pool in your nasal passages. While you are sleeping the mucus thickens & you wake with congestion. If the air is dry in your home this can contribute to thickening of the mucus. Are you allergic to dust mites? They infest your pillows, mattress and bed linens leading to allergic reactions in some people. ...Read more
ALLERGIC RHINITIS : YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more
Common problem: The most common reason why your nose is stuffy in the morning is from enlargement of the turbinates in the nose. These are there to help warm and humidify the air you breathe. These can enlarge with allergy and other problems and they tend to swell at night making the problem worse. You should see an ENT specialist for treatment. ...Read more
Postural?: If you are lifting weight on a bench, then you may have worsening in the nasal congestion. However exercise usually does not increase nasal congestion and in fact often reduces it. Lying down however tends to worsen nasal congestion. ...Read more
Can u have a cold with no drainage from nose? I feel stuffy and nasally like i have a cold, but no drainage
Nasopharyngitis: Yes, Some viral illnesses can present that way. ...Read more
Yes: If you do not feel well the only way to receive appropriate treatment is to see a physician or trained medical professional. ...Read more
Easy things first: The nose has structures called turbinates in them that engorge with blood when you lay flat. They can cause congestion at night. One should first try flushing the nose with saline (there are a variety of otc solutions or even gentle sprays). This can help, if it doesnt then one can try the breathe right nasal strips. They can be quite effective. If it continues, then an ENT md will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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