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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