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What Is The Cause Of Food Or Liquid To Come Out Of Your Nose While You Are Lying On Your Back And Asleep
What is the cause of food or liquid to come out of your nose while you are lying on your back and asleep?
REFLUX!: What you are describing is frank reflux. Doesn't get much worse than this. This can lead significant problems with your sinus, ears, throat, not to mention it can lead to aspiration of the stomach contents. You should be seen without delay and possibly have an egd to look for a hiatal hernia. In the meantime, sleep with your chest above your stomach (wedge pillow) and don't eat 2 hours before bed. ...Read more
Liquid comes out from my nose suddenly while sleeping causing spicy feeling in the nose. All this is preceded with high acidity, burning etc.?
Waking up with liquid draining from nose. No pain/infection. Sinus are clear during day & when going to bed. Why only when sleeping? Occur x 2 wks.
Wake up coughing and vomiting only when sleeping I do this almost every day for 6 month and if I fall asleep sitting it comes out nose liqued only?
My mother gets really bad headaches she says she hears loud plane like noises inside her head also clear liquid comes out from her ears while sleeping?
See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly her physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more
I choke sometimes and food comes back into mouth. In addition clear liquid pours from me nose simultaneously. I have many lung nodules, any relation?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
What can cause discomfort swallowing saliva but not food or liquid? It's only on right side, it feels like a strained muscle depends on head position
My 2yo sweats excessively (head/back) after running around & when he falls asleep. His head is literally soaked. Any cause for concern?
Not necessarily: The head of a kid that age is a relatively large part of their body surface area and an easy portal to discard heat/sweat after running around. If the kid is robust, engaging in vigorous play, feeding well and growing normally I would have little concern. If he has only brief active periods followed by prolonged rest, I would want him evaluated. ...Read more
I woke up to the back of my head feeling as though it fell asleep, what could cause this and should I be worried?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
When swallow, food & liquid go up my nose. Called? How to stop it? Have post nasal drip and gerds. Feels like food doesn't digest. Feel nauseous often.
Regurgitation: If you have regurgitation, you may have reflux disease. You can use over the counter proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole (prilosec) or pantoprazole (protonix) BEFORE meals 1-2 times per day. If this does not improve after 2-4 weeks I'd recommend seeing a gastroenterologist and considering an upper endoscopy to examine the esophagus and stomach further. ...Read more
Unsure: To have an occasional nose bleed (epistaxis) should not be alarming, but if you are experiencing frequent epistaxis you should see and ENT doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
Sinus congestion: From colds or allergies causing swelling and inflammation of your turbinates, nasal passageways, worst when laying down. Much improved when you are up and about in the upright position during the daytime or when you prop yourself up with some pillows at night. Ask your doctor for some medications to relieve the congestion. ...Read more
I like my head to be elevated when I sleep. Can sleeping with too many pillows cause back problems?
I was fast asleep and then at half 4 in the morning, I had to go to the bathroom cause my nose started bleeding, it stopped quickly but why?
Feel like have nosebleed in my head for 3 days when I'm not (feeling in head, back of nose, no feeling of liquid in nose though). Not sure why?
How do I sleep to fix forward head posture? However, I'm sleeping is making it worse or is the cause. On my back? On the floor? On my stomach? How?
Under stress. Could that cause liquids to come out nose while drinking or cause moist feeling in nose (stress affect the way I am swallowing)?
Doctor evaluation: It is possible for stress and anxiety to present with several types of symptoms (i.e. chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, irregular bowel movements, etc). It is possible stress could be involved but it's definitely a good idea to discuss your symptoms with your doctor to rule out any other underlying issues. ...Read more
When I blow my nose I feel liquid squirting up from the corner of my eye close to my nose. What causes that is it normal?
It can be normal: Your tear drainage system is connected from your eye/eyelid to your nose. If you close of the exit of the tear drain in your nose when blowing your nose, some people can experience a reflux of fluid back through the punctum in their eyelid. It is usually nothing to be concerned about. If the liquid is bloody or yellow/green, have an ophthalmologist evaluate it. ...Read more
I recently had a bad fall, damaging my spine and now have a clear yellow liquid dripping out of my nose. Any idea what this could be?
I just woke up to a clear liquid pouring out of my nose. It wouldn't stop. It smells like vomit. What could this be? What would cause this?
After 2nd lumbar injection, I've had bouts of clear liquid pouring from my nose, bad headaches & a constant salty taste — can this be a CSF leak?
A spinal headache...: Signs of a spinal headache from a LP or lumbar injection usually start with a roaring headache from a lying to sitting/standing position., then improves with lying down. If your headache worsens with upright position, that is characteristic of a CSF leak headache. Go see your doc for a "blood patch" to fix it.... You can also try caffeine drinks. ...Read more
1 or 2 times, runs clear liquid from l. Nose if I bend down. Slight head pressure in back side head, eye irritation, nasal polyps is there. Any serious?
Clear very thin, water like, liquid out of one side of nose bend over, light sensitivity, constant headache, stiff/sore neck and upper spine down back?
Virus or injury?:
Are there any symptoms that suggest you have a viral infection? All of these things can be caused by a viral infection, like the kind that causes colds.
There are other causes too. If you were in an accident and you hurt your head, an injury can cause symptoms like this. ...Read more
If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?
Yes, yes on both: Usually there is a water moisturizer along with the oxygen in the machine that you can turn on. If there isn't, ask for one that does. You do not want dry mouth because this condition can cause rampant tooth decay. Some medications will cause dry mouth. If this happens, ask your physician or dentist to prescribe biotene mouth rinse and saliva replacement. You must meticulously clean your teeth. ...Read more
If I lay down longer than 8-9 hours (asleep or awake) I develop a severe headache. Worst when lying down or bending over at the waist. Whole head hurts, but feels worse at back bottom of skull. Advice?
Postural headache is usually associated with low intracranial pressure. Headaches with a postural component need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure.
Rec.: see headache specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Last night I woke up with a severe pain in my upper right side of my back, tight chest, sharp pain in chest when inhaling. I had to sit up to relieve the pain. Finally fell asleep by lying on my left side with head up. I am currently on Coveram 5/10.
My baby is 7 weeks old today and has a runny nose he seems to be sleeping all day has a bit if food then sleeps again is that normal?
My daughter is experiencing sneezing, nasal congestion, sudden attacks of crying and regurgitation of food or liquid.
Congestion: Appears to be viral URI, possibly with gastrointestinal symptoms. Keep head elevated to prevent aspiration. Can use pediatric nasal decongestant drops. Keep hydrated. ...Read more
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