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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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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...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 ¼ 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 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 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 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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