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My Nose Has Been Stuffy For A Week
Help! I have a scratchy throat, my nose is stuffy and it has been this way for about three months?
See an allergist: Viral infections only last 7 to 10 days, so this is most likely due to allergy, chronic sinusitis, or a few other things. The best way to find out is to see an allergist; if the rest of your symptoms are consistent with allergy, you can be tested at that time for allergies, or the allergist can narrow down what to do next to figure this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4mth old son has had a runny nose and cough for a week. Been taking medicine. Cough getting worse. What could it be?
What medicines??: There are NO cough/cold medicines approved for babies as young as yours. Please see your pediatrician ASAP for evaluation and to discuss appropriate interventions for a 4 month old. Saline nasal drops with bulb suctioning, cool mist humidifier in the baby's room are the usual starting points for managing a cold. If that is not adequate then further assessment by your child's doctor is required. ...Read more
My three year old daughter has had a runny nose, an awful cough and has been sneezing for the last week or so. The coughing gets so bad at night that?
My boyfriend has been sick with a cold for weeks and has been blowing blood out his nose now for about a week what is causing it to happen?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as a usual cold does not last weeks and bleeding is always a cause for concern. ...Read more
My friend has had nausea, a sore throat and he has a fever. This has been off and on for 6 months. It's not a sinus infection.
My daughter has had a blocked nose and cough for more than weeks now. tried over the counter meds, no improvement. now she has a fever?
Infection: She likely has an infection due to the fever. It maybe a uncomplicated respiratory infection either bacteria or viral, pneumonia, Tb, or allergies. The possibilities with the new onset fever point to getting her a doctor visit, complete exam, labs. Likely will need antibiotics directed at the source of the fever. Please get her medical attention soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has been coughing and runny nose for about three weeks she has a fever of 103. She is on a steroid but still coughing what can I do?
See your doc, ASAP!: Sounds potentially serious. He needs to be seen by doc asap! ...Read more
My 9 month old son has a cold. It started with a fever, but now for the past couple days has a bad runny nose and cough.Should i bring him to the doc?
Advise: If it is a viral upper respiratory illness that is improving, so will cough over time although, it tends to linger the longest of all symptoms. I like to rinse my nose with salt water via neti pot especially if nasal drainage is present. Water mist inhalations (lukewarm only) with eucalyptus oil addition work well for me. An array of over-the-counter cough medications can be tried as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 4 months old and has been on antibiotics for over a week for and ear infection and has been running a fever. Should i be worried?
Fever: If the fever has been persistent the entire time that she's been on antibiotics then she really must be re-evaluated by her doctor. If the fever initially went away but now she has a new fever it could be a new illness not effected by the antibiotics (viral) - either case, given her young age, I highly recommend another visit to the pediatrician's office ASAP. ...Read more
My daughter has had fever for a couple of days. Now her eyes are red and watering. Also a runny nose and a stomach ache.?
Viral infection: Your description sounds like aviral infection. Try lots of fluids, oral anti-inflammatories as needed. ...Read more
My 9 mth old son has a cold. It started with a fever, but now for the past couple days has a bad runny nose and cough. Should i bring him to the doc?
Four year old has had a runny nose and cough all week, now has fever. Was already on an antibiotic with a cough for two weeks prior.
My 3 yr old has a 'barky' cough, very white tongue over the back half, runny nose and has had a fever on and off for a few days. Should i see a doc?
Yes: Your description sounds like an infection. Barky coughs are generally part of a croup type illness which involve the vocal cords and just below that area. Other infections can cause similar symptoms. As this is part of the airway, breathing problems can happen. The white tongue may be a yeast infection or thrush. Treat her fever and make sure she is taking fluids and have her assessed. ...Read more
My 1 year old daughter has has a runny nose for 2 days now shes got cough and snezzing a lot what should I do or give her.
As above: Have her see her physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Ived been having a runny nose and have been sneezing for over a week but its only on one side of my nose could it be allergies?
15 month old has had runny nose and watering eye for 3 days and now has a harshcough. Is this his allergies?
Likely: It is likely that your toddler has allergies, probably to the spring pollens blowing your way! avoid using medications designed for older children- no antihistamines or cold meds. Use saline nose drops and a bulb syringe to clear his nose. A cool mist humidifier can help. Increase his clear fluids to break up the mucous. Call your doctor if fever >101 or not getting better in a few days. ...Read more
Would rhinoplasty done in 2004 cause any severe nasal congestion now? My nose has been really stuffy for weeks. I use nasal spray too much.
For weeks I have had excessive phlegm in my throat and nose has been stuffy. I blew my nose today and phlegm with a bloody lump came out. Whats wrong ?
Allergic rhinitis?: Such symptoms almost always are due either to an upper respiratory virus infection or allergy. Viral infections rarely last more than 1-2 weeks, and springtime is the peak period for allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, etc. So allergy is most likely. See a doctor to confirm and get advice on treatment, e.g. antihistamines or maybe a steroid nasal spray. In the meantime, no worries; probably not serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is pregnaant and she has a symptom that she can't breath thru her nose and is stuffy. A week later i developed this as well. What do I do?
My son is 3 weeks old and is stuffy and coughing it sounds like he can't even breath out of his nose. I tried sucking it out but it hasn't helped:( ?
Saline nasal drops +: Simplest method is to use saline nasal drops followed by nasal suction either with the rubber bulb syringe you probably got when baby was born or with newer (somewhat more expensive, but safer, according to their claims) nosefrida suction kit or babycomfy nose aspirator. There are infant decongestant drops, but they are not for use in under 3 months of age. See doc if no improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, hydration: You most likely have a virus causing your current symptoms and will have to wait for your body to naturally get rid of it. If you are suffering from your symptoms, try natural remedies first, such as steam inhalation or nasal irrigation. If you are unable to do your daily routines, it is okay for you to use sudafed for congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: If the problem lasts for more than a few weeks or is getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
I was told I have bronchitis. I have been coughing, stuffy nose for 3 weeks. What can I do for these symptoms?
Diagnosis....: Acute bronchitis is typically due to either a viral or bacterial infection. It typically resolves within this time frame so your continued symptoms may be due to an alternate diagnosis like allergies. So, see your doctor again because the treatment would be entirely different including prescription nasal spray, bronchodilator inhaler, steroid inhaler, etc. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more
Got cold a week ago, nose stopped running but still feel stuffy and still blowing snot out green and yellow in colour and still feel funny why?
Need more info: You may have contacted a viral infection especially if you have a fever. Your sinuses appear to have been affected. Please make an appointment with your family physician very soon and in the mean time apply hot moist compresses to your face for 5 minutes 3 times daily until you see the doctor. ...Read more
For more than two weeks my nose has been so stuffed up and I really have no idea what to do I wake up in the middle of the night so stuffy and when I sit it is so stufgy but when I move around it does not bother me I want to sleep! What is going on?
I have a stuffy nose for a couple of weeks and can't breathe threw my nose what should I do or take?
Family member who had a stuffy nose was holding my 14 week old breastfed baby. Will my baby get sick?
My nose always gets very stuffy about 2 weeks before my period and eases up soon after they start, why does this happen?
How can you get rid of a stuffy nose? And what could be going on if you've had it for a couple weeks without any other symptoms?
Several possibilties: A stuffy nose can be caused by a number of diseases. Viral infection, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis may be possibilities. But if you have only had this problem for a few weeks, viral infection is the most likely possibility. Hang in for another 7-10 days and if not better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I can't taste anything since 3 weeks,my nose isn't stuffy and i can smell fine.no other significant symptoms.no numbness of tongue etc.
Is it normal to have a little cough and stuffy nose when you been through a thoractomomy procedure due to pneumothoraces that happened 2 weeks ago?
Yes: You've been through a lot. I hope you felel better soon! ...Read more
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