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My Nose Is So Stuffy
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...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
Allergy sufferer: Allergies can make a person feel miserable. The best treatment starts with identifying and avoiding the trigger (if possible). The most effective treatment is the topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) etc. Antihistamines with or without decongestants can be helpful. Consider seeing an allergist, they are specifically trained in diagnosing and treating allergies! ...Read more
Allergy: The few symptoms that you described are classical symptoms consistent with allergic rhinitis. The nasal congestion is due to engorgement of blood vessels in the side of the nasal cavity and swelling of the tissue around these vessels (called edema). These symptoms can be treated with otc antihistamines such as Claritin or allegra. If these meds do not help, see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever, body aches and sore nose but no runny nose or coughing. My nose is not congested. What could this be? It all started yesterday.
Cold symptoms: Sounds like a touch of a cold. Use a humidifier, when you shower have someone sit in the bathroom with the baby. Use saline drops in nose if the congestion is interfering with the baby's ability to feed. Put a couple of drops of saline in, and then if doesn't sneeze them out, use your bulb suction to clear out mucous. Avoid irritants such as smoke. ...Read more
When I sneezing there is something in nose get swell and blocked my nose.its really sensitive. What is solution.
My son has a horrible runny nose and is stuffed up. Eyes are watering. Sneezing and coughing. Vaporizer, suction not working?
Allergies likely: Sounds like fairly typical allergy symptoms. A cold(uri) and allergy can be very similar, but a cold lasts 5-7 days and you feel more sick. Allergies last much longer, like for an entire season, or year round. You don't feel quite as ill with allergies. Consider trying otc antihistamines appropriate for the age of your child. You may need to see pediatrician. ...Read more
Try: Discolored mucous is not necessary a sinus infection. I normally wait a week. Try inhaling steam or taking a hot shower. This can break up the congestion naturally. A Netti pot is a sinus rinse that can wash out your sinuses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Sudafed can help for congestion. If you have allergies or a sinus infection more treatment can be provided by your doctor after a complete history and exa ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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