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Why do I have a stuffy nose every morning?

Why do I have a stuffy nose every morning?

Turbinate Tissue: When you lay down.. Either on your back or side, the turbinates (tissue on the side of you your nose - inside) swells up. This is why people feel stuffy with allergies, crying, etc. Some people will notice that the feeling of stuffiness changes from side to side as they turn over in bed. If the stuffiness is severe, it could lead to nasal and then sinus congestion which may lead to a headache. ...Read more

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How come i wake up every morning with sinus congestion/stuffy nose/puffy face?

How come i wake up every morning with sinus congestion/stuffy nose/puffy face?

Typical allergy: The fact that you wake up with these symptoms suggests there is something in the bedroom triggering this-stuffed animal, carpet, dust mites, etc. Consult internet for advice on a dust free room. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a swollen nose and face . Stuffy nose .What Can I do foe home remedy.

I wake up every morning with a swollen nose and face . Stuffy nose .What Can I do foe home remedy.

Net Pots can: reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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Every morning i wake up with a stuffy nose and super dry throat! it goes away after a while but my throat seems to stay a little dry..What do I do?

Every morning i wake up with a stuffy nose and super dry throat!  it goes away after a while but my throat seems to stay a little dry..What do I do?

See an allergist: You may be allergic to something in your bedroom. For example if you sleep with a feather pillow or comforter, or wool blanket.Maybe you have dust cather like books or drapes in the room "desensitizing the room may be a useful project for you to undertake. Or is it too hot or dry in your bedroom? Consult an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?

Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?

Indoor allergy?: Frequently indoor allergies manifest as night time or morning symptoms of congestion, nasal discharge and post nasal drip. While medications are helpful (antihistamines and nasal sprays), allergy testing (for dust mite, mold, feathers, etc) to identify if there is a specific trigger could lead to avoidance measures resulting in improvement with less medications! ...Read more

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I wake up with a stuffed nose every morning and is fine after 20 minutes or so for the rest of the day. Allergies?

Usual suspect: Allergy sounds like a prime suspect. It is really good that you are fine in so brief a time. In fact, it almost seems like risking side effects or building tolerances to any medications would be a mistake. Am i missing something? Is it difficult for you to bear those periods of time? You might try adequate hydration, non-allergic pillows & bed clothes, careful dust removal in bedroom, etc. Best! ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a stuffed nose. I bought an air purifier which i guess isn't helping. I have post nasal drip symptoms. What should I do?

I wake up every morning with a stuffed nose. I bought an air purifier which i guess isn't helping. I have post nasal drip symptoms. What should I do?

? see allergist: If this is a long standing issue i would suggest a consult before you waste more money. That said, air filtration can take days before the effects are seen. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose and and my throat gets itchy when I wake up in the morning. Any possible solutions?

I have a stuffy nose and and my throat gets itchy when I wake up in the morning. Any possible solutions?

Allergy: This may be related to allergy which will cause nasal congestion and post-nasal drainage. You may want to try an over the counter antihistamine (zyrtec, claritin) before you go to bed at night. If this helps, it's likely an allergy issue. If it doesn't help, you may benefit from a nasal steriod spray - see your primary care doctor or your local ENT for that. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your sinus infection is gone? No coloring of mucus, but a little pressure. It feels more like a stuffy nose on and off, esp in the morning. Do I just have a stuffy nose now?

How do you tell if your sinus infection is gone? No coloring of mucus, but a little pressure. It feels more like a stuffy nose on and off, esp in the morning. Do I just have a stuffy nose now?

Most likely: Lack of discharge, lack of pain would indicate infection is resolved, However, what may set you up for the infection is narrow opening from sinus into nasopharynx, so stuffiness will occur with even mild swelling of tissue in area (closing off sinus outlet). Use nasal saline spray to try to keep area free of allergens, morning problem highly suggestive of environmental allergy (dust, pollen, etc.) ...Read more

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Eveey morning aftee waking, I have stuffy nose and post natal drip. Is that synus?

Eveey morning aftee waking, I have stuffy nose and post natal drip. Is that synus?

Rhinitis : This is probably rhinitis, could be from allergic or non-allergy cause. This can be differentiated by your dr. Treatment can be started using steroid nasal spray for allergy type, oral antihistamines helps for short course. Be well. ...Read more

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My 4 years old son seems to be fine all day except early in the morning when he has lots of cough and stuffy nose. What could be the reason?

My 4 years old son seems to be fine all day except early in the morning when he has lots of cough and stuffy nose. What could be the reason?

Post nasal drainage: Early morning coughing is primarily designed to clear out inhaled irritants and resulting mucous buildup. Dust,fumes,perfume, food odors,etc. can accumulate in the environment.The sleeping child breathes less deeply and may accumulate some irritant effect.As they start their day the coughing and sneezing usually clears this. ...Read more

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My son was feeling really week several days ago, I took his temperature and he did not seem to have a fever. He did seem hot he slept most of the day. The next morning he woke up and he had a stuffy nose but felt normal,and that's been going on for two da

My son was feeling really week several days ago, I took his temperature and he did not seem to have a fever. He did seem hot he slept most of the day. The next morning he woke up and he had a stuffy nose but felt normal,and that's been going on for two da

Weakness: From your description the process sounds like a viral infection which should go away in a few days The key factors to decide if he needs a doctor evaluation are if the problems becomes persistent or are progressive. If what happened last week is reoccurring he needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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I have stuffy nose and feel light headed with headaches in morning what is it?

I have stuffy nose and feel light headed with headaches in morning what is it?

Common cold: Common things being common, would suspect viral upper respiratory infection (a cold). Get extra rest, eat well and stay hydrated. Use otc medication as needed to control symptoms (discuss options with the pharmacist). ...Read more

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Do u believe the color of phlegm in the morning is BEST way to tell if you sick or not? Cough on/off during day. White to brown. I smoke. Stuffy nose

Do u believe the color of phlegm in the morning is BEST way to tell if you sick or not? Cough on/off during day. White to brown. I smoke. Stuffy nose

Not generally: Color of phlegm can change to green or yellow in the absence of bacterial infection, and brown is generally just associated with the continued smoking. It sounds like you have chronic bronchitis, and continued smoking is going to cause more harm, including emphysema/COPD. You need to stop. Please talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit smoking and improve your cough and your health. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing in the morning due to stuffy nose. Do you think dustmites, or other things?

Difficulty breathing in the morning due to stuffy nose.  Do you think dustmites, or other things?

You could try +: Stuffy nose could a viral infection referred to as a 'cold', an allergic reaction caused by something inhaled from the environment, a bacterial nasal infection called 'purulent rhinitis'. General measures include hot shower water or hot compresses over the nasal/sinus area, saline nasal spray, a mild decongestant. Antibiotic or antihistamine may be appropriate. If persistent nagging prob, c doc. ...Read more

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What could be causing a stuffy nose, a bad sense of smell and a slightly runny nose only in the morning?

What could be causing a stuffy nose, a bad sense of smell and a slightly runny nose only in the morning?

Allergies?: It could be allergies, or dry air in your environment. Try to get rid of any potential allergens and keep air somewhat moist in house if it is dry. Use allergenic mattress pad and wash all sheets in high temp and change pillows. Vacuum, dust, any pets? ...Read more

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My 4yr old was sick 5 weeks ago and the cough stayed but very light, this morning it was barky and runny stuffy nose. What to do? Trouble breathing

My 4yr old was sick 5 weeks ago and the cough stayed but very light, this morning it was barky and runny stuffy nose. What to do? Trouble breathing

Severity of breathin: If you see him pulling his abomen, neck, or chest to breath, seek medical attention. Keep in mind kids get sick approx 1x/month. 1st make sure he is breathing comfortably otherwise seek medical attenion. 2nd, make sure he stays hydrated. Give water, pedialyte but not soft drinks. If in doubt, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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