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Sore Nasal Passages
Sore nasal passages, and sinuses. Nose is running clear for around a week now, but the pain is getting worse. Feels like I've been punched.
Virus: It sounds like you have a viral infection. Try using an over the counter saline nasal solution and see if it helps. ...Read more
Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?
URI: How long have you had the red throat & nose? Most upper respiratory conditions start as viruses. It usually takes 7 -10 days before becoming bacterial. You should take throat lozenges, gargle salt water, drink lots of fluids, use nasal saline, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you develop discomfort. If it gets progressively worse, you need to see MD for exam, culture, and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more
The piece between nasal passage and throught is sore before and after bed but fine in the day. What medicine should I take?
Nasal passages are crusty/scabby, dry, sore. 3 weeks now. Mucos is blood-tinted & hard. Uncomfortable and painful. What is it the treatment for this?
Humidifier: In room may help, steroid spray prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Can lack of estrogen from being on the continuous bcp cause nose sore in the tip of the nose inside? Does it cause your nasal passage to dry up?
I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.
Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related. ...Read more
Head ache in left side, nasal passage wider in left sife. Continuous cough. Uneasiness in left side of the body.
2 day head ache and earache with red nasal passage but no dischargeor fever. Recently went to lake and had amoxicillin in May. Bacterial or allergies?
Probably bacterial: Lake water is not too clean, and ear / mucous membrane infections are common. ...Read more
Flat nose: The shape of your nostrils is all about projection of the tip of your nose and the width of the base of your nose - each of us is unique. The shape of the nose is about our ancestry. The shape can be changed with surgery. If you want to know options, ask your primary care doctor who he / she recommends in your area for nose reshaping. ...Read more
Yes, it could: Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid spray indicated for the treating the inflammation of the nose due to allergies. A primary symptom of nasal inflammation due to allergic rhinitis is nasal congestion/plugging from swollen nasal passages. If there are other causes for the nasal passage swelling, the benefit may not be seen. ...Read more
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
Yes: Trauma could cause these symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nasal saline spray has been very helpful, but my nasal passages still feel impacted. What else can I do?
Talk to your doctor: You could ask your doctor to refer to an otolaryngologist. At your age, there could be treatable reasons why your nasal airway is narrowed, such as polyps, deviation of the septum or other. ...Read more
I feel like I have a hole in my nasal passage as when I sniff it burns and tastes and smells revolting please help me?
Sinusitis: This may be a sinus infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I've noticed that within the past 3 months my nasal hairs are minimal near to none. My nasal passage feels irritated; should that be a concern?
Better be safe:
Have it checked by your doc. Nasal endoscopy may be very useful.
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Nasal Saline: For dry nasal mucosa nasal saline can be helpful particularly as we move into the drier months of the year. Also, one should review the medications they are using to make sure nasal dryness is not one of the side effects. ...Read more
Nasal saline: Keeping the nasal passages clear of mucous with generous amounts of nasal saline & suction is your best basic rx. The saline thins the mucous so it can drain out of the narrow nasal passages & more air can move through. ...Read more
Vick's in Nose:
It's not the best idea since it unnaturally shrinks the membranes making more room for breathing, if used for more than a short time it can be very addicting and hard to stop. If you have frequent symptoms see your ENT doctor. Read more information on our website:
www. Nwnasalsinus. Com. ...Read more
Nasal lubrication: Most causes of nasal burning are related to dry membranes, often during a cold or winter. Applying a lubricant such as vaseline on a regular basis (every 3-4 hours while awake) should relieve your symptoms. If they persist, a visit to an ENT specialist could be valuable. ...Read more
Plugged ears: You likely have nasal obstruction as well (allergy would be first on the list of suspects especially if the sniffling is seasonal in nature) and the swelling has obstructed the inner ear (eustachean tubes) opening leading to plugged ears and hearing impairment. Try nasal steroid for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. If not, see your family doctor. ...Read more
Vicks Vaporub: You may be thinking of Vicks vaporub which contains menthol. There are medications that help clear nasal passages such as decongestants and antihistamines. You can talk to your health practitioner about options that may be useful. ...Read more
Can long term extreme dehydration cause long term dry scape, inflamed nasal passages and congestion?
Yes: Long term dehydration can always have dire consequences. If you see extreme dehydration, the consequences can only be even more serious. Dehydration can cause dry mucous membranes. And does membranes when they get to dry, be easy to get irritated and inflamed. Congestion can follow any kind of inflammation. If you or anyone you know has, "extreme dehydration", go to the closest Emergency room. ...Read more