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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area  accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Not likely.: Post nasal drip likely comes from the back of your nose and drips down and is usually coughed out or swallowed down your esophagus. If you get a chest cold, the inflammation comes first and then congestion from mucus production. This is then coughed out or blown out if in your nose. The post nasal drip usually comes after most of your congestion is coughed out or blown out. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause inflammation of the nose and larynx and throat?

Can seasonal allergies cause inflammation of the nose and larynx and throat?

Allergies: yes. An over the counter antihistamine can help. You may benefit from an examination by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more

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Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?

Will aiming rhinocort aqua away from the perforation in my nasal septum reduce the likelihood of complications?

Nasal spray: be sure to spray it onto your turbinates and avoid spraying your septum. Ask your doctor to instruct you in proper use of the medication. ...Read more

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Can taking steaming help little in reducing turbinates?

Can taking steaming help little in reducing turbinates?

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. This can be done surgically but there are some medications to help manage turbinates too. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Mild flu. Blocked nostrils, excess mucus. Over the counter treatment to significantly reduce mucus secretion and ease breathing apart from otrivine?

Mild flu. Blocked nostrils, excess mucus. Over the counter treatment to significantly reduce mucus secretion and ease breathing apart from otrivine?

What is the ?: I don't quite understand the question. Did you mean that otc medications other than otrivine did or didn't help? In the first 48 hrs after symptoms started, an anti-viral medication may shorten or reduce your flu symptoms. After that , only time would clear them. (1-2 weeks). ...Read more

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Does putting ice cubes on either side of your nose help reduce nasal inflammation from a cold?

Does putting ice cubes on either side of your nose help reduce nasal inflammation from a cold?

No: Application of ice to the face can reduce inflammation of the facial tissues, and may help to control blood vessel dilation within the nose in the setting of nosebleeds, but it does not effectively reduce internal nasal inflammation from a cold. ...Read more

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Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!

Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!

Possibly: Using these medications together are an excellent measure to treat nasal allergies that can cause excess mucus production, nasal plugging, congestion, etc.. ...Read more

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Will that nasal spray increase the pressure in eyes?

Will that nasal spray increase the pressure in eyes?

Possible: Nasal spray containing steroid medicine may increase eye pressure. This is more likely to occur with daily use for longer than 10 days. Although pressure increase is uncommon, it can cause vision loss from glaucoma. You should have an eye examination shortly after starting this medication to determine whether your eye pressure is increased and whether you are at risk of glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could a topical steroid applied to the face decrease inflamation in other areas of the body?

Could a topical steroid applied to the face decrease inflamation in other areas of the body?

Steroids absorbed : Depending on which topical steroid, how much is applied to how much skin area, and for how long there could be enough systematic absorption for effects to other areas. Realize that would also imply greater likelyhood of systemic side effects. ...Read more

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Do consistent nose block means less oxygen in the brain and body?does stress leads to nose congestion in all people?

Do consistent nose block means less oxygen in the brain and body?does stress leads to nose congestion in all people?

No: no, nasal blockage or chronic nasal congestion does not lead to less oxygen in the brain. Stress may be a factor but likely not the main factor in nasal congestion ...Read more

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I have chronic congestion and feeling of nasal obstruction high in Nasopharangeal area around Eustachian tubes. Adenoid problems or hypertrophic?

I have chronic congestion and feeling of nasal obstruction high in Nasopharangeal area around Eustachian tubes.  Adenoid problems or hypertrophic?

Explanation : Adenoids are the problems only for kids younger than 7 years old. That means the answer is hypertrophic condition possibly due allergic or vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can inflammed sinuses cause minor blood in sputnum and not in nose when blowing?

Can inflammed sinuses  cause minor blood in sputnum and not in nose when blowing?

Yes: The nasal mucosa (skin inside the nostrils) has many, many blood vessels that are prone to breaking from trauma or inflammation. A sinus infection, allergies, or even dry air can cause minor bleeding. For anything persistent or heavier flow, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stress cause inflammation of the sinus passages ?

Probably. : Excessive stress adversely affects the immune system and control of the inflammatory process related to foreign body, infectious, and cancer reactions. ...Read more

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Are allergies or colds more often the cause of swelling of the nasal passages?

Are allergies or colds more often the cause of swelling of the nasal passages?

Colds: Both allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and a viral upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold") cause nasal congestion. Almost all people get colds; about 30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis. With allergies you never get a fever and any mucus drainage is clear. With both you get sneezing. Allergies typically cause more itching of nose and eyes. ...Read more

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Can any of the following cause esophagus inflammation/burning-? Throat clearing, stress or colder weather/foods.

Can any of the following cause esophagus inflammation/burning-? Throat clearing, stress or colder weather/foods.

Esophagus Burning: It is usually cause by vomiting/retching or gastric reflux. One of the component in migtaleve is paracetamol, which has NSAID activity and perhaps could cause irritation of the stomach. ...Read more

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Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Topical steroid: Avamys is fluticasone furoate. In the us veramyst contains the same topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. They do no have the same effects or side-effects associated with androgens, muscle-building drugs commonly referred to as "steroids". Avamys helps control the allergic reaction at many points. Side-effects - pain, bleeding - are due to the irritation of the jet spray. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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