Top
30
Doctor insights on: My Nose Is Always Stuffy On One Side

Share
1

1
Why is one side of my nose is always stuffy everyday for a couple years now?

Why is one side of my nose is always stuffy everyday for a couple years now?

Stuffy nose: I am not sure why you have "stuffiness" on one side every day, however, there is erectile tissue in the nasal membranes similar to the erectile tissue in our sex organs. These tissues when stimulated can give you the sensation of stuffy nose, however it usually vacillates back and forth rather than staying put. You may need to see an ENT to determine if you have septal damage or deviation. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
1,167 Doctors shared insights

Nasal (Definition)

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


2

2
One side of my nose is always stuffed up. To relief sinus pressure sleeping on opposite side of my stuff nose helps but then the other side is stuff. What is going on and how to make both nose unstuff?

One side of my nose is always stuffed up. To relief sinus pressure sleeping on opposite side of my stuff nose helps but then the other side is stuff. What is going on and how to make both nose unstuff?

MayHaveDeviatedSeptu: It seems you may have deviated septum which may be causing the blockage of one side of nose and/or severe allergic rhinitis
You can only know what it is by getting it checked by your Doctor or an ENT Specialist and if indicated may need a referral to an Allergist ...Read more

3

3
Had an allergy test which reports that I am not allergic to anything. However, my nose is always stuffy in my home and nowhere else. Was the test bad?

Had an allergy test which reports that I am not allergic to anything. However, my nose is always stuffy in my home and nowhere else. Was the test bad?

Vasomotor rhinitis?: It depends on what kind of allergy test was done. Skin tests in an allergist's office are the most accurate. These can even be negative though if antihistamines were taken or immunosuppressed for some reason. If your symptoms improve with dusting and mopping, then you may have a dust mite allergy. Vasomotor rhinitis feels like an allergic response, but isn't. There are chemical resp. Irritants ...Read more

4

4
My nose is always stuffy an I always seem to have a cold even on sumers 3 years already (i work in a fish procesor so its always cold) what's wrong?

My nose is always stuffy an I always seem to have a cold even on sumers 3 years already (i work in a fish procesor so its always cold) what's wrong?

See an ENT doctor: Vasomotor rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, and other possible conditions may create your symptoms, but cannot make diagnoses without history, physical exam and possible testing. See a good doc now. ...Read more

5

5
I'm 7 weeks pregnant and its like my nose is always stuffy. ... But I still smell everything is this normal.

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and its like my nose is always stuffy. ... But I still smell everything is this normal.

Nasal congestion: The nose is a receptor for hormones, some them can cause nasal congestion during pregnancy. So it is not unusual to have a stuffy nose during pregnancy. Ask your Ob MD what can you take to help. ...Read more

8

8
Doctor's opinion? My nose is always either stuffy or runny, I can't smell things like I used to.?

Doctor's opinion? My nose is always either stuffy or runny, I can't smell things like I used to.?

Allergy: A stuffy, runny nose is most consistent with allergic rhinitis. See an allergist. One other possibility is nasal polyposis. For the latter, consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more

9

9
My nose is always red! Not rosacea, cheeks are not affected. Not affected by spicy foods or temperature-does not hurt or itch. Right side has dry patches?

My nose is always red! Not rosacea, cheeks are not affected. Not affected by spicy foods or temperature-does not hurt or itch. Right side has dry patches?

Dermatitis: Sounds like a dermatitis you are experiencing, especially with the dry patches. A steroid cream could be tried until you can get into the Dr. For an official diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

11

11
Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?

Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?

Allergy or infection: Sometimes sinus infection can trigger nasal allergy. Stuffy nose for 2 years points to allergy and green stuff periodically may be a marker for mild chronic infection. Learn how to treat the cause of allergy than taking antihistamines etc. Visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

12

12
Nose is always clogged. I can breathe but if I close one nostril I can feel the other clogged. Never mentioned it to PCP thinking sinus. Worrisome?

Probably an allergy: Persistent or frequent episodes of nasal passage blocking is due to irritation and when frequent the irritant is usually an allergen; airborne or ingested. Other common culprits are chemicals, detergents, perfumes and smoke. There are other causes as well. Flonase ok but must use daily and delivered properly to work. Consider allergy pill/s as well. Consider getting allergy tested to find a cause. ...Read more

13

13
My nose is always dry and itchy recently I started heavy water intake and now my nose became watery in one nostril only. How come?

Dryness in nose: Can be from dry environment, a side effect of medication, or other things. You may have a blockage in your nostril. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health. There is a natural product called Xlear (pronounced "clear') that may be helpful. ...Read more

14

14
3 month old bump inside nostril opposite the septum. Feels like a blister and now my nose is always congested on that side. Other side fine.

3 month old bump inside nostril opposite the septum. Feels like a blister and now my nose is always congested on that side. Other side fine.

See your doctor: Or an ear, nose and throat specialist. They will be able to look at this and tell you what it is and treat you. It could be a cyst, but it needs to be examined. ...Read more

15

15
I'm worried because my nose is always blocked, should I be worried, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my nose is always blocked, should I be worried, what do you suggest?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

16

16
Why my nose is always stuffed? I'm not allergic at nothing as far as I know. What could it be?

Why my nose is always stuffed? I'm not allergic at nothing as far as I know. What could it be?

Nose congestion: Nose congestion can be caused by several problems. Even if you don't think you have allergies, you could have them. Other causes of nasal congestion include a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal deformity, nasal polyps or dry nasal crusts among others. Best way to get to the root of the problem is to see an ENT specialist who can make the right diagnosis and treat the problem. ...Read more

17

17
My nose is always stuffed except for when I am doing vigorous exercise. What could this be?

My nose is always stuffed except for when I am doing vigorous exercise. What could this be?

Vasoconstriction: Vigorous exercise by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system could be constricting the blood vessels in your nose decreasing swelling. It is possible that vitamin c and bioflavanoids might be able to block histamine induced stuffiness when you are not exercising. Look at high histamine in foods as well. ...Read more

19

19
My nose is always running, is it just allergies?

My nose is always running, is it just allergies?

Maybe: Runny nose can be due to several things--allergy, non-allergic rhinitis, the common cold, etc. The best way to determine if allergies are the cause is to see a board-certified allergist to get allergy testing. ...Read more

20

20
My daughter is 6years old in her nose is always bleeding is it something I need to be worry of?

My daughter is 6years old in her nose is always bleeding is it something I need to be worry of?

Questions to ask...: The most common reason for nose bleeds at this age is nose picking. I would be concerned if the nose bleeds lasted >20 minutes. This could indicate a clotting problem such as low platelets. Frequent small nose bleeds could mean friable nasal membranes, which could be caused by dry air. Sometimes a little vaseline in nostril can help. See ENT if continues. Might need cautery of fragile blood vessel. ...Read more

21

21
Why is it that my nose is always red?

Why is it that my nose is always red?

Red nose: If you are forty years old you may be developing rosé act. Check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

22

22
What do I do if my nose is always plugged?

What do I do if my nose is always plugged?

Exam: Get a good nasal exam from any doctor willing to actually put a speculum or scope in the nose and look inside the nostrils before reaching for a prescription pad. That's actually a taller order than you think. ...Read more

23

23
What can I do if my nose is always closed and I can'nt breath normally?

See an ENT doctor: An ENT doctor should be able to easily help you. By looking in your nose and taking a good history medical options and if necessary surgical options can be discussed with you. Stay away from over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays as these will make your nose much much worse. ...Read more

25

25
My nose is always semi blocked. I can breathe fully. I don't have cold or anything. What can be wrong? .

My nose is always semi blocked. I can breathe fully. I don't have cold or anything. What can be wrong? .

Some possibilities: Even though you can breathe "fully", that does not mean you could not have blockage higher up in the nose. Some possibilities are deviated septum high up near the middle turbinate, a nasal polyp arising from the lateral wall of the nose protruding into the upper nose. See an ENT doctor for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

27

27
My nose is always dry and when I lay down I can't breath through my nose. As a result my throught is dry and hurts. Why could this happen?

Nose: Could be dryness of your climate from heat or a/c. You may have a deviated septum adding to the dryness or a prominent nasal cycle. Try a saline nasal spray and a humidifer. If its still a problem see an ENT ...Read more

28

28
My nose is always red and peeling, and sometimes it hurts to the touch. Any clues as to what this could be?

Skin disorder: You have a skin disorder that needs to be seen make a diagnosis. See dermatologist. ...Read more

29

29
I get bad headaches, nosebleeds and my nose is always cold?

I get bad headaches, nosebleeds and my nose is always cold?

See doctor: Make an appointment with your doctor to get your bloo pressure checked at the same time have your sinuses checked. A post nasal drip from your sinuses can cause nose bleeds as well. ...Read more