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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Why does my nose feel ice cold when I get a headache in my eyes?? My nose feels frozen?

Why does my nose feel ice cold when I get a headache in my eyes?? My nose feels frozen?

Unusual: Some headaches can be vascular related sometime just could affect the blood flow to other areas like your face ...Read more

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Why does my nose run after drinking ice cold water? Why does my runny nose feel cold after this?

Why does my nose run after drinking ice cold water? Why does my runny nose feel cold after this?

VASOMOTOR RHINITIS: VASOMOTOR RHINITIS is inflammation of the nose related to temperature. It can be flared by external extremes of temperature cold or hot. Also food/beverages cold or hot. It may respond to atrovent/Singulair /Zyrtec. ...Read more

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Why does my nose feel like it is freezing cold when I take certain medications? Happens with tramadol currently and phentermine in the past.

Why does my nose feel like it is freezing cold when I take certain medications? Happens with tramadol currently and phentermine in the past.

Vasoconstriction: When constriction of superficial blood vessels occurs such as with exposure to cold or when taking certain medications, blood is diverted away from the periphery of the body causing coldness of nose, fingers, toes. Apparently this happens when you take the above medications. ...Read more

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Why is my nose cold all the time?

Normal or Raynaud's: Cold extremities may be normal for most people, but if it is a chronic condition, it could be due to raynaud's syndrome, which is not uncommon & is due to a vasoconstriction of blood vessels in the nose and extremities. See your md to see if that is the issue. ...Read more

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How to heal a cold sorescab on nose?

How to heal a cold sorescab on nose?

Cold sore.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What's a good way to decongest your nose from a cold?

What's a good way to decongest your nose from a cold?

You can use a: Decongestant or a neti pot 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 the morning. ...Read more

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Why is my nose cold to the touch? Does it mean I'm healthy

Why is my nose cold to the touch? Does it mean I'm healthy

The temperature of: Your nose has nothing to do with your overall health. Your nose may feel cool to the touch b/c it sticks out from your face and radiates heat into the environment more than other parts of your body. If your hands are warmer than your nose, this may increase the perception that your nose is cold. Also, blood flow to the outside of your nose is relatively scant, making it harder to keep warm. ...Read more

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Hi Ever since it got cold my nose feels blocked on top and head is heavy. What can it be,?

Hi Ever since it got cold my nose feels blocked on top and head is heavy. What can it be,?

Well: This could be sinus infection viral or bacterial. You can go to the pharmacy and ask him to suggest over-the-counter medications. If your symptoms of been going on for seven days or longer or severe time do A Healthtap visit for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My 4years old has just recovered from cold, she exercised a lot today and in the evening has nose bled. What cause this?

My 4years old has just recovered from cold, she exercised a lot today and in the evening has nose bled. What cause this?

Irritation: This should not be a cause of worry if it does not persist and does not produce a large amount of blood. Often the irritation of a cold will leave nasal passages raw and they may bleed. I would just let it play out before seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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What makes nose stuffed up every night even when sitting up, although have no cold? It is completely fine during the day.

What makes nose stuffed up every night even when sitting up, although have no cold? It is completely fine during the day.

Blood vessels: The blood vessels that line your nasal passages are probably swelling at night, causing it to become stuffed up. Make sure you aren't sleeping in a hot/overly heated room. Cold air should help decrease the swelling. If you are allergic (you can get tested for this), normal dust mites in the bedding are often the problem. ...Read more

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I've lost 10/12 lbs recently and it was unwanted. I get colder much easier now with dripping nose when it's damp and not very cold. Is that why?

I've lost 10/12 lbs recently and it was unwanted. I get colder much easier now with dripping nose when it's damp and not very cold. Is that why?

Hyperthyroidism: I would see your physician immediately and have a complete physical. Not only should he check to make sure with the weight loss and cold intolerance you don't have an overactive bladder, but you must have your prostate examined, a colonoscopy, and if you smoke a chest x-ray. For labs, a diabetes screening test, thyroid function, & prostate blood test. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Why is my nose always cold?

Why is my nose always cold?

Cold nose: More information needed- do you any autoimmune diseases or do you experience coldness in your fingers? ...Read more

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Why do I have a cold nose?

Not sure: If this is an isolated finding then it is not an indication of serious pathology. Are there any other symptoms? ...Read more

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Both nose block when cold?

Both nose block when cold?

Try a decongestant: You may want to try a decongestant (orally or nasal spray) to help you breathe better. This can help decrease the swelling in your nose related to your cold. Be aware that the oral decongestant may increase your heart rate or blood pressure so if you have high blood pressure or heart issues, you should avoid this. Saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I have a cold ruining nose nd coughing?

I have a cold ruining nose nd coughing?

Symptomatic relief: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Why is my snot cold when I blow my nose?

Why is my snot cold when I blow my nose?

Rhinorrhea: The mere act of inhaling and exhaling cools nasal secretions, therefore when you blow your nose the "snot" is cooler than your body temperature. Also, the colder the outside temperature is, the colder your nasal secretions are. ...Read more

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Nose cold, need home remedies for 7mo old?

No cold meds: Saline drops and nasal suction; use a humidifier at night. Warm juice, such as apple juice, may help with cough. ...Read more

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Can you have a cold on only one side of your nose?

Can you have a cold on only one side of your nose?

No: You may have symptoms that predominate on one side, but the viruses that cause cold don't know left from right. The nasal cycle is a a natural rhythm of swelling of nasal passages which alternates from left to right and may exacerbate symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if joelle has cold she has a nose block?

What to do if joelle has cold she has a nose block?

Nasal congestion: How old is joelle? For kids, you can irrigate the nose with saline. Make your own by adding 1 qt of water to 1 tsp salt and irrigate the nose with 20 to 50 cc of salt water. You can try an over the counter decongestant for kids. If an adult, you can use sudafed 1 to 2 tabs 3 times a day. You can try topical decongestants like afrin (oxymetazoline) or neosinephrine for only 3 days. Any longer you will get hooked. ...Read more

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What does brown mucus from nose mean after worst of cold over?

What does brown mucus from nose mean after worst of cold over?

Mucus color: One of the oldest methods of determining a persons health, is to notice the color, smell, and consistency of various bodily fluids. A brown mucus, is likely the result of bacterial overgrowth or infection. This could be a sinusitis and require antibiotics to treat. If this is new, and happening more than just once, I would recommend an evaluation by a physician. Also note any fever or chills. ...Read more

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My nose is blocked but I'm not having a cold. Is something wrong?

You need a nose exam: Nasal blockage is common and has many underlying causes. Viruses, allergies, and medical conditions such as deviated septum, low thyroid, tumors and pregnancy can all cause a stuffy or blocked nose. "aging" nose cartilages are another cause of nasal blockage. As we age, our nasal cartilages can "wear out" and the nose begins to collapse with inspiration. See your pcp or an ENT if blockage persists. ...Read more

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What should I do for my skin around my nose now that I have a cold?

What should I do for my skin around my nose now that I have a cold?

Add some aquaphor: It will protect the skin around your nose from the frequent blowing. Just reapply after you blow your nose if you can remember, your nose will thank you ...Read more

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Why does my nose drip without having a cold? Uncontrollably at times.

Why does my nose drip without having a cold? Uncontrollably at times.

See a doctor: Constant dripping of fluid from the nose deserves a doctor visit. Your doctor will want to determine the character of the nasal discharge to help define the cause, from allergy, to infection to leak of spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Joelle is 3 weeks old. She has cold and nose block what is to be done?

Joelle is 3 weeks old. She has cold and nose block what is to be done?

Congestion: Try a saline nasal spray, it may help a bit but if the problem continues, you need to see an ent, she may have an anatomical abnormality. ...Read more

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What can I do if I had a cold but now my nose is just constantly blocked?

What can I do if I had a cold but now my nose is just constantly blocked?

Try saline spray: You can try saline spray or sudafed for a few days. Don't use over the counter nasal decongestant sprays as they are habit forming. If the blockage persists see a doctor. ...Read more

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Having cough and choked nose in cold? How can I reduce cough permanently?

Having cough and choked nose in cold? How can I reduce cough permanently?

Need diagnosis...: Before a cough can be treated, first the cause of the cough must be identified. If your cough is less than 3 weeks duration, it could be acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If due to bacteria, antibiotics may be needed. If the cough is of longer duration, possible etiology includes bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. See your doctor to diagnose and treat your cough. ...Read more