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Please tell me what can help with a stuffy nose only at night?

Please tell me what can help with a stuffy nose only at night?

OTC nasal spray: It could be environmental, so you might want to do an inventory of possible allergens in the bedroom. Prevention better then treatment. Topical nasal spray could be helpful but don't overuse it. ...Read more

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How can I help my son with his stuffy nose. He only gets it at night and early mourning.?

How can I help my son with his stuffy nose. He only gets it at night and early mourning.?

Hard to say: When you submit a question, please include enough information for a reasoned response. You do not list the age, other symptoms, prior efforts to help, etc. At this point, your son could be 2 days or 50 yrs and the approach would be different. The public site is not a chat room, so questions are not linked, so each must have enough data to be answered. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose at night only, and mucus on my throat, not sick though. What does this mean?

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Stuffy nose at night only, and mucus on my throat, not sick though. What does this mean?

Allergic Rhinitis: When you are lying down, more blood flows into structures called turbinates consist of spongy tissue that swells up more and block your nasal breathing. Another possibility is your bedroom environment may contain allergens like dust mites that worsens your allergy. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Nose stuffy only at night and and in early morning in right nostril only with bright red blood in mucus no nose bleeds with slight sinus pressure?

Nose stuffy only at night and and in early morning in right nostril only with bright red blood in mucus no nose bleeds with slight sinus pressure?

Sounds sinus: The nasal passages get very dry and then with irritation such as blowing hard irritates the nostril andvruptures the small capillaries. Don't be so rough keep the sinus irrigated with steam ...Read more

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Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

Dust Mites?: If you have gas heat or live where it's really dry in the winter, a humdifier may fix the problem. You might be allergic to dust mites. You can try taking an antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and see if it helps your symptoms. If it does, you can try buying a special pillowcase and mattress cover for people who have dust mite allergies. You can also see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more

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What can be done for a stuffy nose at night?

What can be done for a stuffy nose at night?

Rhinitis: Nasal steroids typically work the best. Otc non sedating antihistamines also work in mild cases very well. ...Read more

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Why do you get more stuffy nose at night compared to during the day time?

Why do you get more stuffy nose at night compared to during the day time?

Quite a number: Of possibilites
allergy at that time. Changes in the position of sinuses.
cannot say in your particular case without seeing you. ...Read more

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I have had an extremely stuffy nose and nothing seems to really help and I am not sleeping very well at night what should I do?

Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
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I have had an extremely stuffy nose and nothing seems to really help and I am not sleeping very well at night what should I do?

Need to see Doc: This could be related to nasal septal deviation, enlarged turnbinates, nasal polyps etc. Try saline nasal lavage, and see your doc and may be an ENT to make sure that there is no obstructive pathology. ...Read more

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My 33 month old son gets a fever at night for the last 2 days. Could this be from teething? He has no other symptoms except a slightly stuffy nose.

Viral illness possib: It is myth that teething causes infection, it could be quincidence. Your son may be having mild viral infection -having fever and stuffy nose. These symptoms may go away in 2-3 days. Watch for fever or cough, if persisting then see doctor. ...Read more

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8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.

8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.

URI vs. Allergy: Cats represent the most common allergenic domestic animals within households. The cat saliva is the most potent protein component producing allergy symptoms. This child's symptoms may also represent a viral upper respiratory infection. Start with saline nasal sprays, anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. If no improvement soon see an otolaryngologist to evaluate the nasal anatomy, etc. ...Read more

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My 15 month old has a cough and stuffy nose, if I let him cry at night would it make it worst?

My 15 month old has a cough and stuffy nose, if I let him cry at night would it make it worst?

No: His cough and cold can frequently progress to an ear infection which would cause your child to cry a lot especially at night. So I wouldn't let him cry- give him tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to control pain and schedule a doctor's appointment. However, crying will not make the cold worse. ...Read more

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Is Sudafed safe for me? It's getting hard to sleep at night due to my permanent stuffy nose...

Is Sudafed safe for me? It's getting hard to sleep at night due to my permanent stuffy nose...

Need history: Cannot recommend any meds since don't know your health history and other medications you might be taking. Also, Sudafed is normally a daytime, non-drowsy type of medication which may hinder your sleep. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for a 20 year old to take I can't sleep at night what's so ever and I always wake up with a stuffy nose?

What is the best vitamins for a 20 year old to take I can't sleep at night what's so ever and I always wake up with a stuffy nose?

Lousy diet: You have a mild form of dysautonomia. The congestion is because of changes in the control mechanisms in the lower brain that affect the balance of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" the latest post is on child abuse but go to earlier posts that explain dysautonomia and its relationship with high calorie malnutrition. ...Read more

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Can enlarged adnoids cause stuffy nose in 3yo. Cough, draining. Choking at night due to drainage.?

Can enlarged adnoids cause stuffy nose in 3yo. Cough, draining. Choking at night due to drainage.?

Yes: Enlarged adenoids can definitely cause a chronic stuffy nose, along with sleep disturbances and apnea. If she suffers from hay fever as well, this can make the situation worse. I would take a short video of her sleeping with the choking to show her pediatrician. Please have her evaluated as soon as possible...She will feel so much better and well rested once this is addressed and taken care of! ...Read more

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My 9 week old baby has had a pretty bad stuffy nose since birth. What can I do to help her breathe better, especially at night?

My 9 week old baby has had a pretty bad stuffy nose since birth. What can I do to help her breathe better, especially at night?

Salt water nose drop: Use salt water nose drops four times a day. Keep a vaporizer on and elevate her mattress so that she is sleeping on an angle. ...Read more

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I suffer from bad allergies, I have a stuffy nose all day it's worst at night my eyes get so crusty that I can't open them I take eyedrop and medicine?

I suffer from bad allergies, I have a stuffy nose all day it's worst at night my eyes get so crusty that I can't open them I take eyedrop and medicine?

Allergies: Sounds like you are suffering! I would recommend that you see a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. You can feel better! ...Read more

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Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only at night?

Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read more

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Had flu 2 1/2 weeks ago. Now stuffy nose clear and yellowish mucus mostly clear and cough with clear thick mucus worse at night when lay down. Allergy?

Had flu 2 1/2 weeks ago. Now stuffy nose clear and yellowish mucus mostly clear and cough with clear thick mucus worse at night when lay down. Allergy?

Could be your sinus: sinusitis could be the cause, please visit your doctor, you might need an antibiotic and ptobably other prescription strength medicines ...Read more

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