why do i have a stuffy nose every morning

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Dr. Patrick Melder answered:

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.
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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?

Indoor allergy?

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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!
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Lynne Weixel answered:

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

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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!
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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?

? see allergist

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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
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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?

Allergy

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

Rhinitis

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

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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
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Dr. Harold Fields answered:

Dry stuffy nose with bleeding slight headache apon awakening in morning dry eyes no fever no chills no sickness to stomach?

Allergies

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It may be allergy related . I would try an OTC nasal spray such as Fonase once or twice a day
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I've had a cold for about 4 days now. Stuffy nose, coughing, now when I cough it taste horrible.Then this morning my pee is dark yellow?

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Surprised by you using this service. Your very statement and implied question seems to be the definition of when it is time to go to see your family doctor. It sounds like you should be there today.
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