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Today, laying down on right side with head on the pillow. I hear a ticking/popping noise inside ear/head. It stops and few min later comes back.

Today, laying down on right side with head on the pillow. I hear a ticking/popping noise inside ear/head. It stops and few min later comes back.

Anxious!: Your ears can hear all sorts of sounds when they are compressed. So try to shift the angle at which you are laying down and I expect the sounds will go away. Sometimes it is the beat of your heart which can be causing these popping sounds. Try to ignore, relax as it is nothing serious. Hope you caan sleep better now. ...Read more

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Only one side of my nose gets stuffy when I lie down. Will lying down the other side help?

Only one side of my nose gets stuffy when I lie down. Will lying down the other side help?

Normal nasal cycle: Your nose is meant to filter the air you breathe. The normal nasal cycle describes an alternating congestion of each side of the nose every 90 minutes. The congestion comes from the dilation of blood vessels in the turbinates and septum. If you feel stuffy, there may be an additional blockage like a deviated septum, allergies, enlarged turbinates. Find a local ENT to evaluate your nose and airway. ...Read more

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I've had this revolting smell in my nose since the day before yesterday. Almost like vinegar and sulfur. I only smell it when I'm lying down though.

I've had this revolting smell in my nose since the day before yesterday. Almost like vinegar and sulfur. I only smell it when I'm lying down though.

Sinus Infection: It could be a sign of sinus infection - You can use neosporin in nostrils twice a day with a drop of Oil of Oregano (oregano will be spicy) this will help cut down bacterial or other microbial load. You can come see me for a Zyto consult to figure out what else your body will respond to. Use saline nasal spray this will thin the secretions. Orally take N-Acetyl cysteine 1000mg twice daily x 14d ...Read more

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Pressure in head and slightly blocked nose when lying down. Symptoms go away completely when I walk around and stand up. What is this?

Pressure in head and slightly blocked nose when lying down. Symptoms go away completely when I walk around and stand up. What is this?

I don't know: You should get checked by either your PCP or by an ENT for the presence of some toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause of your blocked nose. ...Read more

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I was briefly exposed to concrete dust two weeks ago. Now I have a bloody discharge from my nose and sometime have trouble breathing when lying down.

I was briefly exposed to concrete dust two weeks ago. Now I have a bloody discharge from my nose and sometime have trouble breathing when lying down.

Pulmonary or Cardiac: Your symptoms may be related to the dust exposure but may more likely signal a more serious problem related to your lungs and possibly your heart. Any high blood pressure or leg swelling or palpitations.? You should be checked by a cardiologist or pulmonologist as your symptoms may indicate a serious long term problem. Any cough or wheezing? The dust issue may just be a clue to a bigger concern. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on my right side when I take a deep breath, yawn, or lying down. Had a nose cold for a few weeks now, but no cough. Any ideas?

I have chest pain on my right side when I take a deep breath, yawn, or lying down. Had a nose cold for a few weeks now, but no cough. Any ideas?

There are quite a: Few potential diagnoses that could explain your symptoms ranging from pleuritis to pulmonary embolus. Probably a good idea to get a chest X-ray and see a health care provider to be checked out. ...Read more

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Pressure pain bridge of nose, nasal congestion only occurs when lying down, completely relieved once standing up. It completely goes. No fever. What?!

Pressure pain bridge of nose, nasal congestion only occurs when lying down, completely relieved once standing up. It completely goes. No fever. What?!

Nasal congestion: You may have sinus congestion in one of the lesser known sinuses - either the ethmoid or frontal that flares when you are supine. You may benefit from a trial of nasal decongestant - I like pseudoephedrine either 30 or 60 mg every 6-8 hours. If this doesn't help a sinus CT scan may be helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose? .

Nasal congestion which causes shortness of breath especially at night when lying down. Not a mouth breather. Is it normal with stuffy nose? .

Expected: With an upper respiratory tract infection to have some shortness of breath, especially at night, lower airways can be affected too causing such, if you are really suffering see your doctor, you may need some inhaler bronchodilator to use as needed during this attack of upper respiratory tract infection, or may need to see an allergist for comprehensive assessment, goodluck ...Read more

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Face tingling around eyes and nose accompanied by neck pain. Pain is worse when lying down. Ct and MRI of head came back fine. What could be causing it?

Face tingling around eyes and nose accompanied by neck pain. Pain is worse when lying down. Ct and MRI of head came back fine. What could be causing it?

Cervicl radiculopath: It is possible that you have cervical radiculopathy but the CT or MRI should have seen that. Usually however this does not manifest with face tingling around the eyes and nose. Bells palsy is also a possibility as this would not show up on an MRI or CT scan. I'm curious to know if you saw a neurologist as this would be a good specialist to see. ...Read more

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I was laying down and all of a sudden my nose turned black and blue and started hurting any ideas on what it is?

I was laying down and all of a sudden my nose turned black and blue and started hurting any ideas on what it is?

See a Doc orgo to ER: Nobody can tell what happened to your nose and how unless we get detailed history and do a detailed examination for you symptoms
it may be something serious so see youir doctor asap. ...Read more

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How can I stop my spectacles from sliding down my nose all the time?

How can I stop my spectacles from sliding down my nose all the time?

Adjusted: All spectacle can be adjusted to create a better fit. Doing this yourself, however, will probably result in a broken frame. See an optician. ...Read more

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Every morning I have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?

Every morning I have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?

See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing your problem with so little details (how long? Color of mucus? Medications taken etc). ...Read more

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I recently down with the cold on Thursday and like all colds, you get a runny nose, but my nose just doesn't stop running?

I recently down with the cold on Thursday and like all colds, you get a runny nose, but my nose just doesn't stop running?

Rhinorrhea: The current viral syndrome seems to be affecting everyone that way. It lasts a few days longer as well. I reccomend taking the OTC meds for runny nose that such as claritin (loratadine). They will need to be taken every 12 hours rather than every 24 until you get better.
PS just finished the same. Took twice daily for 3 days then once daily for 2 more. Great now. Good luck ...Read more

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Ok so I was laying down and my ear felt like it got blocked and when I was blowing my nose I could here a bell in that ear what could cause this?

Ok so I was laying down and my ear felt like it got blocked and when I was blowing my nose I could here a bell in that ear what could cause this?

Congestion in ear: Inner ear congestion can cause a full feeling in your ear, and as sound travels through the fluids, it can make noises referred to the ear when blowing your nose, as there is a connection with the eustachian tube in your oral cavity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I sneeze the stuff from my nose I swallow and then it goes down and stop and then it goes all the way down and then my nose dry and then I can't brea?

I sneeze the stuff from my nose I swallow and then it goes down and stop and then it goes all the way down and then my nose dry and then I can't brea?

Alcohol: You need to be 16y, to use this site. This is a discussion to have with your parents. I'm sorry, I must have answered the wrong question. I thought you question was about drinking alcohol, at home. ...Read more

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I took a Claritin (loratadine) and klonopin before laying down in bed and my nose just started bleeding. Is that normal or should I be worried. 1st time in a while?

I took a Claritin (loratadine) and klonopin before laying down in bed and my nose just started bleeding. Is that normal or should I be worried. 1st time in a while?

Drying effect?: Claritin (loratadine) may have some drying effect on the mucous membrane and thus this may lead to a nosebleed especially when the environment is dry or breezy. On the other, this may just be a coincidence. Suggest you try Allegra to see if this too would cause a nosebleed. If the problem persists, consult your doctor since sometimes just a simple cauterization may top the bleed forever. ...Read more

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Meds don't work on runny nose &sneezing only laying down helps me find relief. Why is this?

Meds don't work on runny nose &sneezing only laying down helps me find relief. Why is this?

Relief from resting: Bed rest is an important part of treatment for patient with upper respiratory tract infection. Try otc decongestant and antihistamine. If your symptoms are from severe allergic rhinitis, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.

Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.

Sinusitis: See your doctor for an evaluation. It is hard to say what the problem is. A sinus infection is one possibility. ...Read more

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3 days 3yrold cough when laying down sleeping no other symptoms other than sounds slightly stuffy nose. Cough sometimes sounds like catching breath?

3 days 3yrold cough when laying down sleeping no other symptoms other than sounds slightly stuffy nose. Cough sometimes sounds like catching breath?

Have him checked: It could be a number of things. It may be related to his adenoids or sinuses. If he is coughing until he catches his breath, he may need to be tested for pertussis or whooping cough. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it true if you're bleeding in brain it can then leak down and come out your nose and never stop?

Is it true if you're bleeding in brain it can then leak down and come out your nose and never stop?

Not Exactly: You can have a bleed into your head and you can also have a tear in the dura around the brain which can leak out your nose. This is a very rare and unusual situation. It is also true that this can be very difficult to fix when you have leakage of cerebrospinal fluid out your nose. You should go to an emergency room immediately if this should happen. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old daughter has constant nose bleeds, but only out of her right nostril. It's happens 2x a week & she's only laying down when it happens.

My 9 yr old daughter has constant nose bleeds, but only out of her right nostril. It's happens 2x a week & she's only laying down when it happens.

Nasal allergy: Frequent nose bleeding is often associated with a benign condition, e.g., swollen inner lining due to nasal allergy. It would be prudent to seek medical attention if the child experiences prolonged bleeding, easy bruising, or pallor (pale looking). Beside allergy medicine, running humidifier and application of vaseline inside nostrils before sleep should be of help. ...Read more

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My nose constantly bleeds. I try pinching it but it won't stop takes a 1/2 hr or longer. And I can feel it dripping down my throat. I hate this! Help!

My nose constantly bleeds. I try pinching it but it won't stop takes a 1/2 hr or longer. And I can feel it dripping down my throat. I hate this! Help!

Family practice: You should let your dr know what is goin on. But there are a few things you could try until you are seen. Dryness can cause it. So use neosporin on a q tip and gently rub the inside of both nostrils. Repeat this several times during the day. Afrin (oxymetazoline) spray could be used for a few days. This helps to constrict blood vessels. ...Read more

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I have vertigo episodes, headache every day, clogged nose when laying down for bed, andmy head feels full, no sleep causing severe fatigue. Seen md?

I have vertigo episodes, headache every day, clogged nose when laying down for bed, andmy head feels full, no sleep causing severe fatigue. Seen md?

Vertigo: Your vertigo is due to the backflow of mucus from your nose into your middle ears. Your sinuses also seem to be involved because of your headache.All your symptoms combined speech for an allergy problem. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of your high blood pressure pills causing part of your problem. You should also see an allergist for testing and medication. ...Read more