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Nasal Congestion Blisters On Tonsil
Is constant nasal congestion and large tonsils a reason to have a t&a in a 4 year old autistic child?
Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion in a 4-year old is most commonly caused by only a couple of things. By far the most common is adenoids being enlarged. The second is that the turbinates are too big. Large tonsils by themselves usually don't cause the nose to be plugged up. Often, though, when the tonsils are large, so are the adenoids. Nasal congestion alone would not be sufficient for t&a, so see an ent. ...Read more
Hard area on tonsil with a yellow center not sore. Slight nasal congestion, feel like something stuck when I swallow. What to do? Feel a cold coming
See ENT Surgeon: Could be tonsilar abscess. May need antibiotics and drainage. Best way to know is to see the expert. ...Read more
I am experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal congestion, difficulty sleeping and difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat) (quali...
Sick for about a week now. I have coughing, nasal congestion, sputum is thick and yellow, very sore throat, I have white pus on my tonsils, no energy.
Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right tonsil is slightly red, painful to swallow and slight fevers! Help?
Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose? .
Expected: With an upper respiratory tract infection to have some shortness of breath, especially at night, lower airways can be affected too causing such, if you are really suffering see your doctor, you may need some inhaler bronchodilator to use as needed during this attack of upper respiratory tract infection, or may need to see an allergist for comprehensive assessment, goodluck ...Read more
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing. The lymph nodes I suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI are viral, but if he is having fever or chills, it is best to have him see his pediatrician for proper diagnosis. You can give antihistamine for the congestion and fluid to avoid drying. ...Read more
I have nasal congestion especially at night. I have to breath through my mouth. I wake up frequently during night and daytime sleepiness. Wat I use?
The cause: If you suspect allergy, then a nasal cortisone would likely work best. On the other hand, you may also have other causes for nasal congestion and thus consulting your doctor would be your best bet. ...Read more
What causes my dry mouth sometimes when asleep even when there is no nasal congestion during the day? I do not have sleep apnea.
Mouth breathing: Is the most likely reason. Some medications can do that as well. ...Read more
I am experiencing neck lump or bulge, nasal congestion, cough (quality: chronic cough), ear lump or bulge and mouth lump or bulge.
See below: If you're having cold symptoms, these "bulges" could be swollen lymph nodes from infection. However, if you have that many, I think that warrants a trip to your doctor. ...Read more
Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?
My 11 month has a bad nasal congestion and hoarseness; can only breath with mouth. No fever, cough or sneezing. Started with tummy pain&gas, still on.
Do sinus infections cause nose bleeds? I also have a bad taste in my mouth, ear popping, throat pain, and nasal congestion.
Can, but not common: But wiping the nose can cause irritation. Drainage and congestion from it are very common to cause taste changes, drainage, ear popping, throat irritation, etc. ...Read more
Should my 2 yr old be seen by a doctor because of his enlarged lymph nodes, nasal congestion, and red, swollen tonsils? He doesn't have a fever and his energy level is pretty normal. He is snoring horribly at night and seems to not be getting good rest. I
How long?: If this has been present for no more than a few days, then he needs to be checked for an infection including strep throat as mentioned by another doctor. However if this has been going on for more than 10 days, then one must rule out other causes for the lymph enlargement even though viral infection would be my best guess at this time. ...Read more
I am experiencing headache, sore throat, pain when swallowing, ear pressure, swollen tonsils (quality: red) and spots on throat. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Nasal congestion, and Swollen tonsils. What should I do?
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more
Can Flonase be used to treat nasal congestion that’s due to the common cold, or is strictly for allergy-related congestion?
Allergy only: Nasal steroid does nothing when the congestion is caused by a cold. Topical nasal congestant spray may be used for up to 5 days. ...Read more
Find the cause: Nasal congestion may be the result of nasal allergy, deviated septum, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. As you say, to address your nasal congestion, you need to find the cause. Only then can logical and specific treatment be given. ...Read more
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
Nasal congestion: The best home remedy for nasal congestion is not to over zealously blow your nose. Instead use nasal saline rinse or mist and it helps decongest and also soothes it. You can also try over the counter decongestants, but if you have high blood pressure check wiht ur doctor first to know whcih is safest 4 u. ...Read more
Treat your allergy: The dose of thyroid medication you are on does not limit medications for your nose. Start with irrigating your nose with saline. If your nose is acutely congested, you can use a nasal decongestant such as oxymetazloline (Afrin) for 3-4 days. You need to use a nasal steroid for the long haul. OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) is available, all others are by prescription. Again, no nasal decongestant beyond 4-5 days. ...Read more
Explained: To some people it means a combination of symptoms in the nose including runny nose but to physicians nasal congestion refers to obstruction of air flow most commonly due to swelling of the mucous membranes in the nose. A mucous retention cyst is a common finding in CT scans of the sinuses and is most often of no clinical consequence. ...Read more
Findings on CT?: It sounds like you are reading the findings on a sinus ct. Nasal congestion would usually refer to swelling of the turbinates, projections inthe nose that help humidify the nose. A retention cyst in the sinus is generally a benign mass that causes no problems. If an ENT ordered the scan you want his interpretation, as the radiologist doesn't always understand everything we are looking for. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: I truly enjoy answering questions on health tap. As an ENT I am impressed by the number of questions that focus on quick fixes for the person's symptoms. I can not emphasize enough the need for an accurate diagnosis. Most physicians treat diseases, not symptoms. Having said this, you need to rule out nasal allergy, sinusitis with or without nasal polyposis. Reflux is a remote possibility. ...Read more
Unrelated: Nasal congestion is a symptom of stuffiness that can be due to allergies, colds, deviated nasal septum, etc. A mucus retention cyst is a finding usually on sinus x-ray or CT scan that indicates there has previously been a sinus infection. Mucus retention cysts do not cause symptoms like nasal congestion. ...Read more
Yes, usually: Nasal congestion and runny nose can be a symptom of many disorders. If the underlying problem is allergies, nasal steroid sprays are very effective and antihistamines help. If symptoms are from a cold, it will just take time. If symptoms are from sinus infection, then antibiotics will be useful. If symptoms are related to pregnancy, they will resolve when the baby is born. ...Read more
Probably not: Progesterone may increase nasal congestion. Prometrium, micronized progesterone, even administered by mouth, has less side effects than other preparations and less likely to cauase it. However, it would be unlikely to improve nasal congetion. ...Read more
How to decrease nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?
Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses, along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works (be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more
How can I reduce nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?
Saline....: Saline, which is basically salt water, can be used in nasal sprays, nasal gels, nasal washings, etc. The use of these can help with lubrication to decrease mucosal injury and, thus, infections, inflammation, etc. The nasal washings can potentially "wash away" inflammatory cells, bacteria, etc. Your pharmacist can help with finding these treatments. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or ENT doc! ...Read more