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Post Nasal Drip No Stuffy Nose
Allergies, post nasal drip, occasionally stuffy nose with clear and sometimes bloody mucus. Sore throat and pressure/headaches on forehead. Sinusitis?
Could: Be or upper respiratory tract infections. Gargle with warm saline, plenty of fluids. Take decongestants and see your doctor ...Read more
Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more
Chronic post nasal drip, headache, stuffy nose, face pain. I think I've tried everything. Been on antibiotics also. What else can I do?
I was prescribed atrovent spray for a cough that may be caused by post nasal drip. I have stuffy nose, can't breath; fear that spray will worsen.
Asthma: Your doc must have thought that there was an asthmatic component to your condition. But atrovent (ipratropium) won't help any other URI symptoms. Get re-evaluated if you're not making progress. ...Read more
Many: Try any of the otc decongestants.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Most certainly yes. Could be from the nose or sinuses. ...Read more
Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?
Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms. ...Read more
I have a stuffy nose that causes pain in my nostrils and I have a headache and post nasal drip, what can I do?
Decongestants: That may help relieve your symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm getting over a cold from last week but I still have a stuffy nose with lots mucus and post nasal drip. How do I get rid of it? Slightly thick clear
See doctor: About 10% of the people end up with a sinus infection after a cold especially when the symptoms persist >10 days. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Cold for a couple days. It's gone. Just very slight stuffy nose rarely runny. Post nasal drip very thick yellow and lots of blood looks like a clot?
Sinus infection?: You likely have a sinus infection. The unusual aspect is that it usually occurs from 7-10 days after a cold and not coming on this soon. See doctor. ...Read more
I have been trying to get over a cold all week Day 10 =/. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this stuffy nose, post nasal drip, and wet cough?
Can I take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.
This last wk, I have had ear pressure, post nasal drip & feel a constant head rush feeling, but do not have a stuffy nose. Is this a sinus issue?
It could be a sinus issue.
Have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more
Is it possible to have rhinitis with only post nasal drip or throat clearing symptoms? (I do not have a stuffy nose at present)
Yes: If the fleshy lining of the inside of the nose doesn't swell up very much, then the nose won't feel stuffy. Both cold symptoms and allergy symptoms can cause post-nasal drip without stuffing up the nose. Symptoms vary from person to person, and from "illness" to "illness". ...Read more
I have post-nasal drip, a nonproductive cough, and a tickly throat. Cough began with stuffy nose, deeper in chest a week ago. Chest cold, allergies?
Either: It could be either and the best one to tell is the doctor who examines you. Go see someone soon. ...Read more
Can you have chronic sinusitis without a stuffy nose? I have a lot of sinus pressure, runny nose, headache, post nasal drip, NO CONGESTION.
Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!
I get sinus infections in spring/fall and just got a toy poodle and have stuffy nose and post nasal drip for the past few weeks. What can I do?
I wake up every morning with a stuffed nose. I bought an air purifier which I guess isn't helping. I have post nasal drip symptoms. What should I do?
? see allergist: If this is a long standing issue I would suggest a consult before you waste more money. That said, air filtration can take days before the effects are seen. ...Read more
Nursing 14 months old. Have severe cold, cough, nasal congestion. Which medicine (except tylenol)may I take to loosen mucus of cough and stuffy nose?
As soon as pica of dust returned I have a cold that has left a wierd taste from post nasal drip in my mouth, stuffed nose and some lumps in phelgm?
F/u w/ doc: Don't start smoking! If this is caused by particles of dust in the environment, I think of fungi or other organisms, especially with the weird taste you mentioned. This needs to be evaluated by your doc so that he can see you throat and poss your sinuses and do some cultures. ...Read more
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
Stuffy nose and my OB said it might be due to allergies. I've never had allergies before. 25 weeks pregnant, and was told it was safe to take zyrtec. Will it help for nasal congestion? Is it drowsy?
My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose. So kindly tell me the best medicine?
See below: You have a cold. I recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges if sore throat. Take Robitussin-DM for cough. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more
Stuffy and drippy: Hello, your symptoms sound like allergy. Your remedy may be in the otc section of your pharmacy. Antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or Allegra may help. Each is available as a generic too! If this doesn't help, see your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I have stuffy nose, getting bouts of severe coughing causing throw up. Cough become very severe and feels shortness of breath. Lots of nasal drip.?
Get checked: Make sure you get seen by a physician. ...Read more
Is it possible for the stomach virus to affect the respiratory system INSTEAD of the GI tract? Meaning to manifest itself as a stuffy nose/nasal drip?
No, but...: Generally, viruses which affect the digestive tract do not usually also affect the respiratory system. However, there are many viruses which can affect the respiratory system. So it's not likely that it's the same one, but it is likely that it is a virus. Drink lots of liquids, get plenty of sleep, and most of the time respiratory viruses get better on their own. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and have stuffy nose/postnasal drip so I stop breathing for a few seconds every time I clear my nose, etc. What is the impact on the baby?
Not expected: Nasal stuffiness has not been known to affect the fetus but you are obviously miserable. See an allergist to find out if you may just have vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy (considered hormone related) or an allergic issue. I don't expect antihistamine helping the congestion but the post-nasal drips may improve. Congrats. ...Read more
When I get stuffy nose I have tear drops that drip out of my left nostril when I hunch over. Had sinus surgery a few months ago. Could it be csf?
Possible: You should have your surgeon check you out to see if this is a result of the sinus surgery. ...Read more
Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bathroom in the steam from the shower is also helpful. Put the humidifier right next to the baby's crib. Putting it across the room doesn't do much good. ...Read more