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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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I'm craving alchol comet and white out I csnt hold back from sniffing them can it be harmfull for baby?

I'm 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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Head jerking and sniffing habit?

Head jerking and sniffing habit?

Both are tics: He/she may have tourette syndrome. See your pediatrician. ...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

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How can I stop my friend from sniffing dendrite (a glue consisting toluene and other intoxicants)?

How can I stop my friend from sniffing dendrite (a glue consisting toluene and other intoxicants)?

You can't: You cannot assume responsibility for another person's poor health decisions. What you CAN do is offer to share other meaningful and fun activities with this person. Don't nag or criticize, and simply hope that this person will walk away from it like most others who experiment with glue sniffing. ...Read more

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Are there any long term respiratory issues with grinding and sniffing percocets (for immediate relief vs waiting)?

Are there any long term respiratory issues with grinding and sniffing percocets (for immediate relief vs waiting)?

Drug abuse: This is drug abuse and not clinically indicated. There would never be an indication for snorting any pain medication meant to be taken in a pill form. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop I keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

Should I be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop I keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

She may have a: Dangerous addiction. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/naphtech. Html#acute ; http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/pdbtech. Html#chronic. Suggest that. ...Read more

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I keep sniffing to clear nasal passage. Is this what is causing my dull hearing?

I keep sniffing to clear nasal passage. Is this what is causing my dull hearing?

Plugged ears: You likely have nasal obstruction as well (allergy would be first on the list of suspects especially if the sniffling is seasonal in nature) and the swelling has obstructed the inner ear (eustachean tubes) opening leading to plugged ears and hearing impairment. Try nasal steroid for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. If not, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true sniffing too much coke will make the middle part of your nose disintegrate?

Is it true sniffing too much coke will make the middle part of your nose disintegrate?

Absolutely, yes: Snorting Cocaine can and will create a hole in your septum (the wall which divides your nose into right and left halves). If small, it may not be a problem. Larger holes cause bleeding, crusting and loss of nasal support which can lead to substantial cosmetic deformity. Just another reason not to use coke (if addiction, heart attack, stroke, etc weren't enough reasons to help you stay away. ..). ...Read more

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Eyes are so red and only my right one is ichty I keep sniffing. It's making me mad.?

Eyes are so red and only my right one is ichty I keep sniffing. It's making me mad.?

Allergy or infection: More than likely this is allergic conjunctivitis however if you are having an upper respiratory infection and may also be related to that. See your eye doctor if it does not go away. ...Read more

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How could a psychiatrist diagnose a person with mental disease by sniffing the patient?

How could a psychiatrist diagnose a person with mental disease by sniffing the patient?

"smell" can be Dx!: I can smell tobacco on a smoker the minute they walk in the door! . ..And alcohol! bingo! You've got the diagnosis of a chemical addiction... Which is a mental illness! Sometimes it's a medical condition presenting as a mental illness, such as a mood disorder... Like when a diabetic, has a fruity odor, from ketoacidosis, but doesn't realize what's wrong. Smell is an important observation for any dr. ...Read more