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Why am i constantly sniffing? How do I stop this?

Why am i constantly sniffing? How do I stop this?

Constant sniffing: Hello. The sniffing action is a maneuver to displace the nasal mucus to the back of the nose instead of it dripping out the front. Try an antihistamine such as claritin, Allegra or zyrtec. ...Read more

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Granddaughter has ongoing constant severe skin itching with sores scars and constant sniffing. Parents not taking symptoms seriously. Help!

Granddaughter has ongoing constant severe skin itching with sores scars and constant sniffing. Parents not taking symptoms seriously. Help!

Eczema: Since itching affects one's quality of life even more than pain, I suggest that you be proactive and get her to see an allergies. Given the presence of nasal symptoms, I am almost certain that this is from eczema. In the meanwhile, get the parents to apply moisturizer all over her body <3 mins after bathing. This neglect amounts to child abuse in my view. ...Read more

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Can coughing, sneezing or long-term constant sniffing due to sinus drainage and habit cause optic nerve damage in glaucoma?

Can coughing, sneezing or long-term constant sniffing due to sinus drainage and habit cause optic nerve damage in glaucoma?

Glaucoma causes: Usually, the activities of daily living like you describe are NOT factors in the cause of glaucoma or the progression,severity, or treatment decisions.... FYI Cosopt is a drug and often has side effects..Have you asked about having the SLT glaucoma laser to replace the drops. Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more

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My almost 7 yo son has constant sniffing, throat clearing, and mouth stretching. His pedi has told me not to worry but its been over 6 months?

My almost 7 yo son has constant sniffing, throat clearing, and mouth stretching. His pedi  has told me not to worry but its been over 6 months?

Could be allergies: Are causing his nasal drainage (which causes throat clearing). Environmental allergens (molds & dust are noticable during winter months, and you've seen his symptoms for 6 months), but foods can also cause similar symptoms. I often recommend the airfree purifier to eliminate mold, homeopathic mold and dust remedies, and if foods are the problem, eliminate wheat and dairy for 2 weeks then challenge. ...Read more

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I have sniffing problem since long time. Specially when I get up I used to sniff 3-4 times and then I feel normal.?

I have sniffing problem since long time. Specially when I get up I used to sniff 3-4 times and then I feel normal.?

See below: May be congestion that builds up during the night brought on by allergies or nasal dryness. Try using saline nasal spray/gel at bedtime to help clear congestion. Vaporizer can help alleviate dryness (clean regularly to prevent molds). Nighttime antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec can help if allergies are the cause. ...Read more

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Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Yes: Rubbing alcohol is a poison that should not be inhaled or consumed. It is to be used on the skin to clean a wound. It can cause severe metabolic problems and even death if ingested. Ethyl or drinking alcohol should also not be inhaled. The intoxication that occurs from its inhalation can also be fatal. ...Read more

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Can sniffing windex too often harm your health?

Can sniffing windex too often harm your health?

Yes: If you are delibrately "sniffing" also known as huffing, you can cause damage to your brain, heart, liver, kidneys... So stop it. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone overdosing while sniffing cocaine for the first time?

What are the chances of someone overdosing while sniffing cocaine for the first time?

It could happen: Depends on the purity of the Cocaine and the person's tolerance for it -- plus other ongoing medical issues the person may have. Can be very dangerous all the way ''round. ...Read more

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Im craving alchol comet and white out i csnt hold back from sniffing them can it be harmfull for baby ?

Im craving alchol comet and white out i csnt hold back from sniffing them can it be harmfull for baby ?

Be checked by doc: yes sniffing these items can be harmful if you are pregnant and even if you are not pregnant. Please go to see a physician to be tested for general chemistry and for levels of necessary substances, also see a psychiatrist or psychologist regarding your need to sniff. ...Read more

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Head jerking and sniffing?

Head jerking and sniffing?

Possibly Tourette: Tourette syndrome is within the autistic spectrum. On the other hand it may be just a bad habit. If it is only that do not call any attention to it and it will stop. Even a "look" from others will keep it going. If other behavior symptoms develop, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I can't stop sniffing after doing a sinus rinse. Is this normal?

I can't stop sniffing after doing a sinus rinse. Is this normal?

Normal: After you insert something in the nose, the body's normal reaction is to try to expel it. That may last for up to an hour afterwards. Make sure you use sterile water with the sinus rinse. ...Read more

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Is ok to let my cat have green tea? She keeps sniffing around it

Is ok to let my cat have green tea? She keeps sniffing around it

Really vet question: but I think cats are pretty smart and it is so good for humans I can't imagine it wouldn't be for her. May be distantly related to catnip...which incidentally also makes a good and healthy tea for humans. Obviously don't let her pig out on it until you see how it affects her. ...Read more

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Fiancé tried getting clean Now on methadone and sniffing his lorazapan to get high what can I do!? He sleeps so deeply ALOT. Should I be concerned?

Fiancé tried getting clean Now on methadone and sniffing his lorazapan to get high what can I do!? He sleeps so deeply ALOT. Should I be concerned?

YES: you should be concerned. What he is doing is dangerous. You are in no position to help him at this point. He is in no position to be anyone's fiancee. He needs intensive care for chemical dependency and cannot be expected to be ready for marriage for at least a year or two. Meanwhile, you can best help him by attending a support group for those affected by a loved one's addiction and counseling for yourself. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of sniffing tramadol?

What are the side effects of sniffing tramadol?

Same as orally: Snorting (sniffing) tramadol is no different than taking orally. Tramadol is a unique analgesic drug with side effects: seizures, coma, difficulty breathing, hallucinations, heart attack. The risk may be increased if mixed with alcohol. Tramadol may cause withdrawal reactions if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. ...Read more