Top 20 Doctor insights on: What could cause nasal congestion and irritated nasal passages no runny nose or sneezing

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Have nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing made worse when exposed to low temperature. Nose blocks after sneezing. Do I have nonallergic rhinitis?

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

Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?

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

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Dr said I ve non allergic rhinitis, I ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?

Dr said I ve non allergic rhinitis, I ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?

Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other symptoms. If you have not seen an allergist, do so now. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a runny nose, itchy eyes, nasal congestion and frequent sneezing?

Allergies: Those symptoms sound like allergies. Avoidance of the triggers is ideal, but the combination of all those symptoms, when avoidance of triggers is not sensible can be helped with antihistamines ifnthe cause is allergies. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?

Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain
see your pcp for evaluation.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

My 2 years old daughter have symptoms of common cold. Serious nasal congestion, runny nose cough, sneezing, chest congestion. No fever. What 2 do?

Not much: Gentle suctioning of nose and running humidifier especially during the night will relieve the discomfort. Otc or prescription "cold meds" do not make much difference. Seek a medical attention if she develops heavy breathing, fever of over 101f, or fussiness. ...Read more

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Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Allergy?: Most likely allergy, although a mild viral upper respiratory infection would have these symptoms too. An exam could settle which it is. If you have fever or aches then it's most likely a virus. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. What to do

My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. What to do

Treat the symptoms: It is difficult to protect your baby from common viruses and when they do become ill, it is not recommended to use any cold/cough medicine like an adult might use. I would watch carefully for fever, use the blue bulb suction to help clear mucous from her nose and make sure she is getting plenty to eat/drink. You can run a humididifier by her bedside to help aid in breathing and mucous clearing. ...Read more

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My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. What to do?

My 3 months baby may caught what I have, sore throat. She has a temperature of 98.6, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing and coughing. What to do?

Symptomatic care: It sounds like your baby may have caught your cold. Treatment at this age is aimed at helping the baby feel better - saline drops in nose, humidifier, bulb suction of secretions if necessary. Monitor for fever or increasing symptoms. If you are concerned that the baby is not acting normally or having any difficulty breathing, see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have persistent strong allergys that accores all day, I never had allergys this strong. Symptoms: nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezy.

I have persistent strong allergys that accores all day, I never had allergys this strong. Symptoms: nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezy.

Allergy: Hello. I'm not sure what your question is however your symptoms do suggest allergy. A trial of zyrtec or Allegra may prove to help more than claritin (loratadine). Also see your doctor who may wish to refer for testing or try other prescription medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a cold also cause an itchy nose including sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, and body aches?

Does a cold also cause an itchy nose including sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, and body aches?

Cold/flu: Greetings. Yes, a cold or fllu can indeed cause all those symptoms you questioned. Allergy/bacterial infection toon could be Another cause. ...Read more

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I have cold for about two months...I sneeze a lot...I have clogged nose or I think nasal congestion and sometimes some blood spots come out from it..

I have cold for about two months...I sneeze a lot...I have clogged nose or I think nasal congestion and sometimes some blood spots come out from it..

Allergic rhinitis: Colds don't usually last 2 months. Occasional specks of blood aren't usually worrisome but it's always a good idea to have your doc take a peek to be sure nothing serious is going on. More likely allergies if sneezing, itchy runny congested nose, itchy watery eyes, etc. Perhaps seasonal. Many allergy medications are available w/o prescription, at least in the states (not sure about canada). ...Read more

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Experiencing pressure in right ear, right eye. Woke with vertigo which caused nausea. Feeling tired. Do not have any nasal congestion or runny nose?

Experiencing pressure in right ear, right eye. Woke with vertigo which caused nausea. Feeling tired. Do not have any nasal congestion or runny nose?

? labyrinthritis: You may possess an acute viral inner ear infection, and this could get rather nasty, so, see your doctor and get treatment to mitigate the symptoms. Other inner ear issues could be present and your doctor needs to sort out. ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more