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Doctor insights on: Nasal Congestion From Gluten Intolerance

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Can a sudden onset of alcohol intolerance be due to RA or sjogren's syndrome? I have never had a nasal congestion reaction previously.

Can a sudden onset of alcohol intolerance be due to RA or sjogren's syndrome? I have never had a nasal congestion reaction previously.

Nasal congetion: Possible food allergies. Check with your doctor. Ra and sjogren a are diseases with different etiologies and will not cause the congestion you feel. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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What can I buy for nasal congestion?

What can I buy for nasal congestion?

OTC?: A decongestant (something with a -d after)
however consider seeing your doctor if the problem has been present for some time. ...Read more

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What can I to address my nasal congestion?

What can I to address my nasal congestion?

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

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What are natural ways to help nasal congestion?

What are natural ways to help nasal congestion?

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

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What is the best way to stop a nasal congestion?

What is the best way to stop a nasal congestion?

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

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What medication would be ok to take for nasal congestion while on 13mcg tirosint?

What medication would be ok to take for nasal congestion while on 13mcg tirosint?

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

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How can I get rid of nasal congestion?

How can I get rid of nasal congestion?

Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip. ...Read more

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Can Flagyl help with nasal congestion?

Can Flagyl help with nasal congestion?

Flagyl: It is an anti-fungal agent. Not sure if it does much for congestion. Explore the cause, with help of your doctor, & treat that. ...Read more

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Why does trazodone cause nasal congestion?

Why does trazodone cause nasal congestion?

Trazodone: Anticholinergic effect which causes dryness, constipation, nasal congestion, dry mouth, etc. ...Read more

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What is nasal congestion and a retention cyst?

What is nasal congestion and a retention cyst?

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

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Can pseudoephedrine aggravate nasal congestion?

Yes rebound congesti: These types of meds can lead to rebound swelling that sometimes is worse than when it started leading to overuse and can affect blood pressure and the heart. ...Read more

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What is "nasal congestion" and a "retention cyst"?

What is "nasal congestion" and a "retention cyst"?

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

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What are some ways to get rid of nasal congestion.?

What are some ways to get rid of nasal congestion.?

Many: Over-the-counter saline sprays, over-the-counter Pseudoephedrine decongestants, prescription nasal steroids, or other nasal medications such as astelin. If these are partially due to allergies, then over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines may help. Increasing humidity in the room can also help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of nasal congestion for a few hours?

How do I get rid of nasal congestion for a few hours?

This may help.: Neti pots can
reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ 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 morning. Afrin is quite strong but can only be used briefly. ...Read more

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Could large adenoids cause constant nasal congestion?

Could large adenoids cause constant nasal congestion?

Yes: Adenoids being enlarged is a prime reason of nasal congestion in children. It can also increase runny nose and issues with ear infections. Adenoidectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the us every year.

If you are asking about an adult, then the adenoids are very unlikely to be the culprit. In grownups, allergies and enlarged turbinates or septal deviation are more common. ...Read more

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Can stress and hyperventilation cause nasal congestion?

Can stress and hyperventilation cause nasal congestion?

Yes: Emotional stress is a common trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. If this is a short term problem, taking 1 Sudafed should help; but if occurring frequently or if you have recurrent sinus infections, then you need to be evaluated by a physician (usually an Allergist) to discuss options. ...Read more

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Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergies: You can try taking antihistamines, but if you are still symptomatic, see an allergist or ent. Feel better. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

Nasal washout: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing. Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc. Can all cause congestion. Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

Nasal washout: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing. Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc. Can all cause congestion. Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of your nasal congestion?

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

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What can be done to help my earache due to nasal congestion?

Plugged Eustachian t: If your ear pain or aching sensation is from eustation tube dysfunction then you can try antihistamines or decongestants but most studies show that it doesn't really make much of a difference. See your dr. To make sure you do not have an ear infection. Eustation tube dysfunction usually resolves on its own with time. ...Read more

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What is nasal congestion and retention cyst? Are they related?

Not necessarily: Nasal congestion implies that the nasal lining is swollen impeding airflow. A mucus retention cyst occurs when the outflow of mucus is impeded resulting in a cyst containing the mucus and this is typically in the maxillary sinus. They can occur coincidently or independently. ...Read more

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How are nasal congestion and retention cysts related, if at all?

How are nasal congestion and retention cysts related, if at all?

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

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How can I get rid of nasal congestion naturally without medicines?

How can I get rid of nasal congestion naturally without medicines?

Neti pot, steam: A steamy shower works great to get rid of nasal congestion. So does salt water irrigation of the nose, like a neti pot. They're available at most drug stores now. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help nasal congestion not caused by allergies?

What are some ways to help nasal congestion not caused by allergies?

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

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Nasal congestion with clear mucus for 3 weeks now. Effective remedy?

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Allergies?: You may have allergies which a nasal steroid, such as Budesonide or fluticasone might be useful. The best advice is to see your provider. ...Read more

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How to treat bad odour coming from the nose? I have nasal congestion.

How to treat bad odour coming from the nose? I have nasal congestion.

Infection?: It appears that you may have a sinus infection and you need to consult your doctor to get this treated. If you were much older, I would have include atrophic rhinitis as a potential cause. ...Read more

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Is a air purifier the best option for a child that has nasal congestion?

Is a air purifier the best option for a child that has nasal congestion?

Not that effective: Studies have shown that air cleaner has limited ability to remove allergens one is exposed to although I have recommended it for patient's bedroom if they have an allergy to their pets and are unwilling to get rid of them.
See an allergist. ...Read more

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What's the best nasal congestion quick cure (no vasoconstrictor drops please)?

What's the best nasal congestion quick cure (no vasoconstrictor drops please)?

Saline: First thing to try would be a saline spray. If you have excessive drainage from the nose you can use a hypertonic saline. Available otc with few side effects. ...Read more

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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Also known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity, this refers to difficulty in digesting certain foods. It is important to note that food intolerance is ...Read more


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Congested Nose (Definition)

Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood ...Read more