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Stuffy Nose Before Surgery
Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more
Septoplasty, nasal turbinate reduction, & nasal polyp removal surgery 6 weeks ago. Nasal irrigation 4x a day but i still have bad headaches day/night.
Still healing: The normal lymphatic drainage of the nasal and septal mucosa ('skin' inside the nose) takes quite a long time to recover occasionally. Don't give up hope - this will likely improve. Atropine nasal spray could be used temporarily if this is really bothering you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more
After Turbinate Reduction surgery, how long before everything returns to normal? (i.e. congestion, mucus buildup, sore nose, ears popping)
Up to a month: It took mine about that long to heal up. Individual results may vary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I had a septoplasty & endoscopic surgery this past tues.My nose is runny stuffy and have a gauze.Can i shower? Can water go in nose using salinex
Information: If you have pcking ion the nose it is best not to get it wet. So turn you head away from the shower jet. It would be best to speak with your surgeon regarding what he advises for routine post op care. Generally I do not allow my patients do do anything with the nose for at least one week post op. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor : A runny nose can be caused by many things: allergies, post surgical swelling, irritation of the mucosa from a splint, suture or other causes. Not knowing your medical history, the details of the recent surgery or how far out you are limits our ability to help you. Your rhinoplasty surgeon would have the best recommendations for you. If you were my patient, i would want you to contact me first. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not.: Unless you specifically request (and pay for) cosmetic changes to your nose, deviated septum surgery corrects the internal deformity of your septum. Severe septal injury can also involve externally-visible nasal deformity, and proper repair may involve more than septoplasty alone--this would be called septo-rhinoplasty, and is often considered reconstructive and not cosmetic in nature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ess. 2 weeks post op. Right nostril congested for week and drips down lip. No blowing. Any advice to clear stuffy nose or what is causing this?
Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?
Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/or nasal congestion. Cold symptoms usually involve less sneezing and itching and more congestion often with thicker or discolored mucous. ...Read more
Postop: please follow your surgeon's postop instructions.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 12 days post op septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction. My nose is very dry! can I use the neil med hypertonic sinus rinse or naso gel ?
Had sinus surgery 5 days ago now bloody phlegm running drown throat after using nasal spray? Normal? Quick answer please
Yes: A little bit of blood tinged stuff or small blood clots can be expected in the 1st couple of weeks. But if you suffer from profuse bleeding , contact the surgeon immediately. Unless the nasal spray is prescribed by the surgeon, it may be a good idea to stop using it for a couple of weeks. ...Read more
For 2 weeks now have had bad nasal congestion, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. Very bad congestion & nasal drip won't go away. What to do?
Sinus: I suspect this started like an ordinary cold but at this point you may have a sinus infection. Contact your doctor for a more in-depth evaluation since a number of questions need to be answered. Allergy is unlikely at this time of year if you haven't had it before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had septoplasty/turbinectomy to clear stuffy nose. Still producing clear mucus/stuffy feeling. No allergies & oral antihistamines not effective. Ideas?
Have nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing made worse when exposed to low temperature. Nose blocks after sneezing. Do I have nonallergic rhinitis?
Possible: But in my experience, having sneezing spells (especially if you have eye symptoms) points more to allergic than non-allergic. Nonallergic rhinitis is a diagnosis of exclusion also since one needs to prove that allergies do not play a role. You may also have both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis as well. Try a nasal steroid spray ...Read more
Rest, hydration: You most likely have a virus causing your current symptoms and will have to wait for your body to naturally get rid of it. If you are suffering from your symptoms, try natural remedies first, such as steam inhalation or nasal irrigation. If you are unable to do your daily routines, it is okay for you to use sudafed for congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer