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I hve +ana 1:1280 spckled, elevted sed, CRP &c3, norml c4..All othr antibdies like sm, dna, rnp all neg. W/o othr antibdies being +, is lupus possible?
Approx 10wks ago, orange nasal mucas after real heavy cold. Sinus infect, strong antibiotics, now im coughing up spongy/rubbery stuff wiv hard work?
OTC: Sounds like chronic sinusitis, but before they seek treatment i tell my patients to try the following: start a sinus rinse 1-2x/day, start Mucinex (guaifenesin) twice a day, and try some sudafed (i have them try this when 1st see me). If this doesn't settle things down, an ENT visit is warranted - who will likely start antibiotics again after reviewing your history and anatomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm experiencing nasal congestion every morning. Is it Alergy? Fyi i don't have any alergic history.
You don't have to : have history of allergies to develop an allergic disease. This morning congestion can be a symptom of allergy or rather chronic inflammation of your upper airways, whether due to allergies or not. The environment plays a role, like whether you have pets, feather pillows, carpets,you smoke or around smokers, etc..Saline nasal washes used often would help for now till you see an ENT or an allergist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had wisdm toth remove 24hr ago.Since thn Ive had episodes of brite rd bld pourin out of my mouth,+siliva diluted bld,even when pressue added. Normal?
5min protected sex. Oraquick test neg @6wk. Wk7 have throat little itchy/dry/tight/feels like somethin stuck&light sneeze no fever. Hiv related or no?
Probably fine: It sounds as if you wisely used a condom, and now are getting a cold. If you were a man having vaginal intercourse with a woman, your risk is low even if she is infected. Since you are clearly very worried (and i understand), ask your physician whether you can pay extra for a pcr test for the virus; you'll know for certain. ...Read more
I m having foul smell n foul taste nasal discharge(taste due to post nasal dripping).. I m taking antibiotics from 5 days.. when will foul taste go?
Sinus drainage: Hello, the smell you are noticing may be coming from a sinus infection, post nasal drainage, or possibly from tonsil stones. Increase your fluid intake, gargle with water after meals, and rinse your nose with salt water twice daily. If this doesn't help, see your doctor. ...Read more
I am allergic to dust, cigarette and it's smell , hairy animals, plants and grass, birds, strong smell of anything since 4 years am suffering. .
Stuffy nose, itchy & runny after waking up, sneezing. Blowing nose helps. 2 prick tests negative. Smells trigger sneezing. Began after flu 6 yrs ago.
Nonallergic Rhinitis: With negative skin prick tests you are likely suffering from non-allergic rhinitis. Compared to allergic rhinitis, this condition has a later age of onset, prominent nasal congestion, and triggers including strong scents/odors, changes in weather, cleaning products, and cigarette smoke. Antihistamine nasal sprays like azelastine, sinus rinses, and chlorpheniramine are effective. ...Read more
71, former smoker, had a cat scan recently due to high co2 (32) in my lab test. No sleep apnea (tested). Other cause? My blood pressure med (hctz)?
I had a runny nose only from right side. left nostril was dry.i had it for 1and half day.i took zyrtec and avamays nasal spray.wats this 1sided symptm?
Runny nose: If it only happened for 1 1/2 days and went away, it should not be of concern. Local irritant maybe? Only when it's chronic, a runny nose that seems to affect one side of the nose more than the other side could signal an anatomical problem, such as a spinal fluid leak. When symptoms include obstruction to air flow, other conditions, such as a deviated nasal septum, need to be considered. ...Read more
I am experiencing runny nose (worsened by: recent exposure to allergens) , cough (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: no phlegm or mucus) and sore...
Switched to Sprintec 4 months ago, I've had excess clear/white discharge, sometimes yellow. No smell. No itching. Had chlamydia 8 months ago.Took meds?
3wks ago, root canal, dr said no infectn was present. had perm crown placed. still having pressure-pain, feels achey when touched by tongue. advice?
See Endodontist: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving root canal teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing tooth pain after root canal and crown and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Septoplast/turbinect 4mth ago-went well. 3weeks ago had cold. Now constant clear, sticky mucus & stuffy. No allergies-skin & blood test. Tried saline?
See doctor: Cold symptoms usually subside after about 10 days. You likely have a sinus infection and need to consult your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Do I have a sinus infection? 1 nostril congested; can't breathe through it; constantly running w/ thick bright yellow-green mucus. Sinus/ear pressure.
Possibly: Unilateral nasal congestion could be related to infection. Could also be structural related to, for example, mucocele or nasal polyp. Depending on the duration, it may be time to have it examined and rhinoscopy and/or CT imaging would be considered. An Allergist or ENT specialist would be good place to start. ...Read more