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Nose runs sometimes after I drink water. I noticed I inhale through nose as I am drinking/swallowing. Am I inhaling water up my nose? Thank you

Nose runs sometimes after I drink water. I noticed I inhale through nose as I am drinking/swallowing. Am I inhaling water up my nose? Thank you

Upper extraction?: If you have had an upper posterior tooth extraction in the past, you may have a oro-antral fistula. In this condition, when you drink fluids, it passes through the fistula, into your sinus then out your nose. If this fits, you may want to see an ENT doc, or oral surgeon for evaluation ...Read more

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My 11 month old nose is stopped up due to teething. Her nose runs but it's still stuffy....She gasps for air after drinking her milk what can I do?

My 11 month old nose is stopped up due to teething. Her nose runs but it's still stuffy....She gasps for air after drinking her milk what can I do?

Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops are made of a solution of salt water. You can buy these over the counter as "little noses." giving your baby these mild nose drops can irrigate the nose so she breathes more easily. Babies - especially young babies - breathe through their noses automatically, and breathe through their mouths by default. She's probably gasping to catch up after drinking. She her doc if no relief. ...Read more

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My left eye keeps watering and burning. My nose runs but sometimes it's stuffed up, and my throat hurts at times. What's going on with me?

My left eye keeps watering and burning. My nose runs but sometimes it's stuffed up, and my throat hurts at times. What's going on with me?

Unclear: If your eye is constantly tearing, there is something amiss! Maybe inflammation or infection. If your eye, nose and throat on the same side of your face are bothering you, please see your doctor as this is not normal. Start with either an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) or ENT doctor (ear, nose and throat). Feel better. ...Read more

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When I drink water it goes up my nose. Why does this happen? Is this normal?

When I drink water it goes up my nose. Why does this happen? Is this normal?

Muscles in throat: There is an uncoordination in the muscles in your throat, causing the water to go up your nose, the passage of least resistance. I would see an ENT ...Read more

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After moving to another country seems like I have a cold every day, running nose all day and if I drink water somehow it becomes worse. What can it be?

After moving to another country seems like I have a cold every day, running nose all day and if I drink water somehow it becomes worse. What can it be?

New viruses: You have been exposed and become immune to the cold viruses in the area from which you came. You now are in a new place with a new variety of cold viruses and are getting them one by one. Until you have been in most new places for a while, you will get a sequence of colds from the new exposures. ...Read more

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My right eye constantly waters, with pain or irritation heat. It make my right nose runs or stuff up?

My right eye constantly waters, with pain or irritation heat. It make my right nose runs or stuff up?

Blocked tear duct: You may have a blocked or infected tear drainage duct. This needs to be evaluated and treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My head starts hurting when I drink water. What is going on?

My head starts hurting when I drink water. What is going on?

Heart pain: You may have esophageal spasms especially if water is cold but you should get it checked. Don't mess around with chest pain even at your age. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my head starts spin when I drink water?

What are some possible reasons that my head starts spin when I drink water?

Unusual symptom: Although not common, things to be considered would be taking long drinks without breathing (chug-a-lug), neck hyperextension, tight collars and drinking intoxicants. ...Read more

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I do not ever drink water or really eat and it's gotten to the point to where I barely lift my head and I black completely out. Is this a problem?

I do not ever drink water or really eat and it's gotten to the point to where I barely lift my head and I black completely out. Is this a problem?

Yes!: It sounds like you have anorexia, which is a serious life threatening condition. If you are feeling that bad, you should seek care immediately. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy I eat good I drink water my eyes hurts my lips I feel them inflamattion but they look normal? And. My.head. Hu Why? This happend at 10Am....

I feel dizzy I eat good I drink water my eyes hurts my lips I feel them inflamattion but they look normal? And. My.head. Hu Why? This happend at 10Am....

See Dr if worried: These symptoms are vague and nonspecific, and could be caused by many things, including a simple virus. If you are worried, the only way to know if you have something serious is to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I need to stop snoring I have a problem with snoring, I have tried the following...I only drink water after dinner, I don't smoke before bed, and I am currently using the nasal strips but my relationship with my girlfriend is falling apart because I snore

I need to stop snoring I have a problem with snoring, I have tried the following...I only drink water after dinner, I don't smoke before bed, and I am currently using the nasal strips but my relationship with my girlfriend is falling apart because I snore

Snoring,: Snoring, though frequently associated with sleep apnea, is not always amenable to treatment by an oral appliance. Snoring is frequently due to elongation of the soft palate (roof of mouth) or due to the loss of tone of this tissue. Most treatments are aimed at shortening or stiffing the soft palate.

Oral appliances are usually designed to position the lower jaw forward to open the lower airway and typically do not address the tissues of the roof of the mouth.

An assessment by a obstructive sleep apnea team should be performed to rule out the presence of sleep apnea which sometimes is associated with snoring. These teams are usually affiliated with a regional medical center / hospital. They will perform a history and physical to determine if there are any medical / pharmacological causes for your symptoms. You will be asked to undergo a sleep study to determine the presence of sleep apnea and to determine its severity and to further rule out causes. An apnea / hypopnea index will be determined.

Depending upon the severity of the sleep apnea you will be offered treatment solutions by this team. Usually a trial of CPAP is encouraged. Occasionally an oral appliance or surgery may be recommended.

There are many types of oral sleep apnea appliances, each having their proponents. Typically, if an oral appliance is required, it is custom fabricated by either a dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. You should seek care from a dentist / oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is board certified by their respective specialties and has an affiliation with your sleep apnea team. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? I wake up with dry mouth then goes away after drink water. I always swallowing thin mucus that won't come up. Can t

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? I wake up with dry mouth then goes away after drink water. I always swallowing thin mucus that won't come up. Can t

Mouth-breathing?: You likely have nasal obstruction as well and mouth-breathing while asleep can give you dry mouth. Consult your doctor to see if you have nasal problem and then observe whether reducing the nasal obstruction leads to improvement in your dry mouth. Dry mouth may also be caused by inflamed salivary glands presumably from an autoimmune process. ...Read more

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Took Avamys for post nasal drip. Bit of headache. Feels like its dripping in back of my throat should I drink water or spit out?

Took Avamys for post nasal drip. Bit of headache. Feels like its dripping in back of my throat should I drink water or spit out?

Gargle & spit: Swallowing a little nasal spray isn't dangerous but can sometimes cause throat irritation, thrush or just a bad taste. Gargle and spit after nasal spray use to minimize this. ...Read more

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My two year old has blood in her mucus when her nose runs. Is this normal?

My two year old has blood in her mucus when her nose runs. Is this normal?

Normal, no: It is not normal for a two year old to have blood anywhere, but this time of year when the air is colder and drier this may occur. Moisturizer the air with humidifier next to the bed and a little cocoa butter inside the nostrils a few times daily. If no improvement, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Whenever I get the sniffles only one side of my nose runs. I had that side cauterized, could that be the cause?

Whenever I get the sniffles only one side of my nose runs. I had that side cauterized, could that be the cause?

Unlikely: Rhinorrhea or nasal drainage comes from both the septal area (yhe area cauterized) and the upper area where your turbinate bones are. Maybe you have a polyp on the other side that inhibits it from draining. ...Read more

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My nose runs with clear mucus whenever I eat. I have been facing this problem since long. Pls suggest cure for this condition?

My nose runs with clear mucus whenever I eat. I have been facing this problem since long. Pls suggest cure for this condition?

Nasal drip: This is most likely vasomotor rhinitis which is an annoying reflex Nasal dripping stimulated by eating certain foods more than others. Exposure to cold temperatures May also cause similar reaction. If an otolaryngologist agrees that this is the problem, a prescription for a Nasal spray specifically for nasal vasomotor rhinitis can be given. ...Read more

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Is it allergies or is it a cold? I can never tell, so is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) whenever my nose runs?

Is it allergies or is it a cold? I can never tell, so is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) whenever my nose runs?

Allergy vs. "colds": Allergic reactions are more likely to involve itching, especially in the eyes. Itchy watery eyes in combination with nasal congestion or "runny" nose is likely to be caused by an allergy. Tracking pollen counts may be useful for observing possible cause and effect relationships with allergy symtoms. If a fever or body aches is present with nasal symptoms think 'not allergy". ...Read more

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I use oxygen only at night. Will it cause my nose to run the next day? I have noticed my nose runs the next morning like I have a cold.

I use oxygen only at night. Will it cause my nose to run the next day? I have noticed my nose runs the next morning like I have a cold.

Talk to your MD: If you were prescribed nighttime oxygen it is very important to use it. Oxygen can be delivered by nasal cannula or "blow by" and tends to dry out the mucous membranes in your nose, for which a humidifier can sometimes be useful. Please communicate with the Dr. That prescribed your oxygen if you have any concerns. Clear secretions may indicate you do have a cold- hopefully a mild cold. Good luck. ...Read more

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My nose runs constantly 24/7 everyday what should I do?

My nose runs constantly 24/7 everyday what should I do?

See a doctor: Your doctor can decide if you have allergies, blocked sinuses, chronic infections, nose blockage, or any other cause. Xrays, CT scans, and ENT referrals can also help. There are prescription meds and over the counter products to help you after a diagnosis. Consider clearing your sinuses by pouring water into one nostril and letting it come out the other using a nettie pot or a water pik. ...Read more

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Why does my nose runs when I put my head below my waist?

Why does my nose runs when I put my head below my waist?

Gravity. Water is: Filtered from the blood stream within the nasal tissues (thickened into mucous by addition of polysaccharides & proteins produced/secreted by nasal tissue cells). Lowering your nose to below (versus higher than) heart level? Es BP into nasal tissues & release of water from capillaries. There are also likely additional issues, unique to you; mental, emotional & physical, all playing roles. ...Read more

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This year as soon as I step outside in the cold my nose runs continually and it's embarrassing! What causes this?

This year as soon as I step outside in the cold my nose runs continually and it's embarrassing! What causes this?

Runny nose in cold: This is characteristic of vasomotor rhinitis, where a runny nose or just nasal obstruction is triggered by environmental issues, fumes, spicy food, emotions, lights It can be treated with topical anitcholinergics, astelin, topical corticosteroids or cromolyn. Discuss with MD/urgent care ...Read more

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I have a 1 year old baby girl and she has a cold that she has had for a month. She has a cough and her nose runs green?

URI: Children can get 6-8 colds a year, especially if in daycare or school. Often the colds occur in winter months and can seem like a continuous problem. It is possible the child has sinusitis or adenoiditis and may need an antibiotic. You should flush the child's nose with nasal saline. See pediatrician or ent. ...Read more

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My nose runs constantly actually runs down into mouth and when I bend over it drips out Allergy meds have done nothing. Help?

My nose runs constantly actually runs down into mouth and when I bend over it drips out Allergy meds have done nothing. Help?

Consider not allergy: Non-allergic rhinitis is seen in the clinic all the time. Assuming no history of head trauma (can cause spinal fluid leak - I've seen this!), a 61yo w/ perennial watery, clear nasal discharge, worse with wind, meals (gustatory rhinitis), cold dry air often is non-allergic. Get skin allergy tested; ask to try nasal antihistamine (Astelin) or nasal anticholinergic (Atrovent). Might just do the trick ...Read more

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Recently started feeling off balance. Usually no sinus problems but started getting headaches from it yesterday, my nose runs constantly. Light fever.

Recently started feeling off balance. Usually no sinus problems but started getting headaches from it yesterday, my nose runs constantly. Light fever.

Headache & Nose: Please see your doctor. Fever indicates infection. POSSIBLE sinus or middle ear infection. He/she will figure it out and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My nose runs anytime there is any slight temp change or if I eat, why does this always happen?

It's natural: This is a form of vasomotor rhinitis and a high percentage of people suffer from it. It's more of a nuisance than a disease, but for many people it can be mildly debilitating. If you feel you must treat it, intranasal topical steroids often work well, even at very low doses. Otherwise, take advantage of those free kleenex you find in the ski lift lines! That's what they're there for. ...Read more

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My nose runs every time I eat even when it's not spicy. What causes that and how do I stop it?

My nose runs every time I eat even when it's not spicy. What causes that and how do I stop it?

Rhinitis: This is a typical trigger for non-allergic rhinitis and can be treated with appropriate medication. An Allergist can help. ...Read more

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My nose runs uncontrollably when I bend over sometimes just drips out what could cause this should I be worried?

My nose runs uncontrollably when I bend over sometimes just drips out what could cause this should I be worried?

Sinus: The sudden discharge is likely from the mucus collected in your sinus draining when the head position is at a certain angle- we see this often in people doing sinus irrigation which left some saline in the sinus cavities. By itself, this is just inconvenient. If the discharge is unilateral and a history of head trauma, will need to check for fracture which can be serious. ...Read more

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One of my eyes feels irritated and my nose runs slightly. Is it allergies? I'm 24 and have never had allergic reactions before

One of my eyes feels irritated and my nose runs slightly. Is it allergies? I'm 24 and have never had allergic reactions before

It is possible: It is possible that you do have allergies. Allergies can develop at any age
consult your doctor and find out if it is really allergies. ...Read more

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I am on ideal protein diet. Now wherever I am slightly cold I start sneezing uncontrollably and my nose runs nonstop. Why is wrong?

I am on ideal protein diet. Now wherever I am slightly cold I start sneezing uncontrollably and my nose runs nonstop. Why is wrong?

Sneezing: Your ideal protein diet is not related to your sneezing. Which is not a response to cold temperature but to irritation by pathogen (bacteria, virus) or allergen. The runny nose may be due to vasomotor rhinitis, as a response to cold temperature and the best way to manage it is to prevent it by minimizing cold weather exposure. ...Read more