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What will help dry swollen nasal passages? & what causes this?

What will help dry swollen nasal passages? & what causes this?

Saline: Nasal saline is the best place to start. Over the counter by several brands (nasal/ocean/etc.). Likely due to drying in winter months. Vaporizer / humidifier could help as well. Start simple / holistic and work up to nasal steroid if not relieved. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause post nasal drip and swollen turbinates?

Atypical reflux: Yes your symptoma may be related to silent reflux.A course of twice daily theraputic ppi should be tried to see if you grt symptoimatic relief. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my nasal bone seemingly the cartilage and appears a bit swollen.What could be the possible causes and solution?

I have a pain in my nasal bone seemingly the cartilage and appears a bit swollen.What could be the possible causes and solution?

IS it only nose : Other than nose is there any other cartilage swollen painful like ear, near joints. If not , one of the common conditions than can happen in nose is a small pustule /furuncle , by staph, streptococcus gp. Ideal is apply some hot compresses. If pain doesn't go away in next 24-36 hours or if you see redness/more swelling talk to your doctor as may need abx .Multiple cartilage invol- r/o polychonriti. ...Read more

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Can high cortisol levels due to prolonged stress cause swollen turbinates or nasal congestion?

Can high cortisol levels due to prolonged stress cause swollen turbinates or nasal congestion?

Sress link to all: free can cause nasal congestion not swollen turbinatesbut work on stress without medication and see you get better. YOGA , meditate ...Read more

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I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?

I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?

Yes: Congestion affects the inner ear which is responsible for maintaining balance and such imbalance can cause vertigo, nausea and vomiting. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to advise and treat you if nasal irrigations with warm salt water,nasal decongestant spray and, if you can take them, oral decongestants don't help. These sprays and oral decongestants are not meant for long term use however. ...Read more

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Can allergies/sinuses cause swollen lymph nodes? Noticing swollen nodes, but no pain and not feeling sick. Just some sneezing fits and nasal drip.

Can allergies/sinuses cause swollen lymph nodes? Noticing swollen nodes, but no pain and not feeling sick. Just some sneezing fits and nasal drip.

Yes: Lymph node enlargement usually signifies an immune response and thus may be enlarged from an infection or an allergic reaction. However if the nodes are getting larger or fail to subside after a few weeks, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause sore throat with swollen lymph nodes? What can I do to get the swollen down?

Can post nasal drip cause sore throat with swollen lymph nodes? What can I do to get the swollen down?

Strep vs. cold: The post nasal drip probably didn't cause the sore throat, but all these symptoms are probably attributable to a cold at best, strep throat at worst. Sore throat with swollen nodes, especially with cough, should be evaluated by a doctor for strep throat, because in that case one would require antibiotics, more than just simple cold remedies like chicken soup or tylenol. Feel better! ...Read more

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