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Dr. David Weissman
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What will help dry swollen nasal passages? & what causes this?

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

Nasal saline spray: The first thing to try is simple nasal saline spray which you can get over-the-counter. Use it as directed. Also, there are some brands of "saline nasal gel" which can be sprayed or applied with a cotton swab to your nasal membranes. You might have allergic rhinitis or possibly some other underlying disorder causing the dryness. See your provider within a few days if the saline doesn't help. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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


Dr. John Munshower
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Why are my nasal passages always swollen and what can I do about it?

Why are my nasal passages always swollen and what can I do about it?

I do not know: Maybe you have a chronic allergic rhinitis. See a dr. To get diagnosed as there are several medications that can help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
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Is it possible to cause permanent deformed nasal from constant pressure? Nose has been swollen, flat and deformed looking on one side for 10 months?

Is it possible to cause permanent deformed nasal from constant pressure? Nose has been swollen, flat and deformed looking on one side for 10 months?

It may be broken: If your nose is no longer appearing symmetrical, especially if is looks more pushed to one side, it may have been broken. You might compare it its appearance in an old photo of yourself. If so, you might want to see an ENT specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Lewis Mufson
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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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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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I have swollen dry nasal passage. No mucus. Cannot breathe. Please advise.

Nasolaryngoscopy: Your doc can look inside with a small endoscope. Probably you are a candidate for nasal steroids and "ocean spray". You want to have it checked with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
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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?

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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What causes post nasal drip and swollen throat?

What causes post nasal drip and swollen throat?

Postnatal drip: When mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat . Can be due to colds, flu, allergies, perfumes , cleaning agents, smoke, meds, changing weather- cold temps or excess dryness, spicy foods or sinus infection. Annoying feeling, most common cause of chronic cough .Excess mucus down the throat makes you feel hoarse ; give you a feeling of swollen throat/ sore throat . Drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
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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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