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What can be done to reduce swollen turbinates?

What can be done to reduce swollen turbinates?

Decongestant: a decongestant and an antihistamine may help. It would also help to get to the allergic cause of the swollen turbinates and eliminate common causes such as dust mites, mold, cat or dog dander...etc. Best to eliminate the underlying cause than to just treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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How big can a swollen turbinate grow in your body?

How big can a swollen turbinate grow in your body?

Turbinate: Turbinates are in the nasal cavity. There are typically three. Best way to visualize is that they are stairs leading up into the sinuses. They can be inflamed which leads to turbinate hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Does swollen turbinate cause smelly breath?

Does swollen turbinate cause smelly breath?

If infected: Swollen turbinate is likely caused by an infection, which is frequently smelly. See your ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What does sinus rinses do for swollen turbinates?

What does sinus rinses do for swollen turbinates?

Depends on strength: if you use normal saline strength like 1/2 teaspoonful to 8oz of water it will just flush the nose. If you used hypertonic strength like 3/4 teaspoonful to 8oz water it will decongest turbinates by osmotic pressure ...Read more

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What does antihistamines do for swollen turbinates ?

What does antihistamines do for swollen turbinates ?

Swollen turbinates: Allergies and infections can be treated with specific medications, but other causes of turbinates enlargement often do not respond to medical treatment. ...Read more

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Will a humidifier or vaporizer help with swollen turbinates ?

Will a humidifier or vaporizer help 
with swollen turbinates ?

It may...: It soemwhat depends on why the turbinates are swollen. If it's from dryness and/or irritation, the extra humidity will do wonders. If it's from allergies or a viral infection, it will still help a little, just not as much. It certainly won't hurt, as long as it is safely placed and out of reach of little curious hands such as toddlers and puppies!clean daily and wash filter often. ...Read more

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If structural abnormalities are ruled out, are swollen turbinates always the cause of congestion such as vaso motor rhinitis?

If structural abnormalities are ruled out, are swollen turbinates always the cause of congestion such as vaso motor rhinitis?

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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Do I have nasal polyps or swollen turbinates?

Do I have nasal polyps or swollen turbinates?

See ENT: for endoscopic exam. An ENT should be able to differentiate between polyps and turbinates with a proper exam. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal polyps or swollen turbinates?

Can you tell me about nasal polyps or swollen turbinates?

Turbs and polyps: Both can be caused by allergies and lead to nasal obstruction. Whether you have either or both can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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