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Doctor insights on: Sore Nasal Passages

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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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?

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

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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.

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

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Head ache in left side, nasal passage wider in left sife . Continuous cough. Uneasiness in left side of the body.

Head ache in left side, nasal passage wider in left sife . Continuous cough. Uneasiness in left side of the body.

Left headache: See you doctor... He may refer you to an ENT or dental specialist if it doesn't quickly resolve. A ct scan is quite valuable in some cases. ...Read more

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Why are my nasal passages flattened instead of curved?

Why are my nasal passages flattened instead of curved?

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

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What can be done for nasal passage burning from afrin?

What can be done for nasal passage burning from afrin?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin can irritate your nose especially if you taking it too long or it is too dry or already raw, try nasal saline and that is not enough, see your doctor for meds. ...Read more

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Can nasonex (mometasone) help with nasal passages swelling?

Can nasonex (mometasone) help with nasal passages swelling?

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

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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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Nasal saline spray has been very helpful, but my nasal passages still feel impacted. What else can I do?

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

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What are thickend mucousal in your nasal passages ?

What are thickend mucousal in your nasal passages ?

Lining of nose: Lining of nose thickened. This is due to chronic inflammation from allergic rhinitis. It is nothing serious. ...Read more

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How to cure dry nasal passages from allergies?

How to cure dry nasal passages from allergies?

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

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How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

How to eliminate the phlegm in my nasal passage?

May need allergy fix: Could be due to allergies. Possibly sinus disease. Either way, see an ENT for help. ...Read more

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