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Why Is It At Night I Get A Stuffy Nose
Dust Mites?: If you have gas heat or live where it's really dry in the winter, a humdifier may fix the problem. You might be allergic to dust mites. You can try taking an antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and see if it helps your symptoms. If it does, you can try buying a special pillowcase and mattress cover for people who have dust mite allergies. You can also see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more
Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read more
Is it seasonal allergies if I get a stuffy nose at night? Can it make your chest feel strained? I have anxiety and focus on my breathing too much like something is wrong. I take a Claritin (loratadine) year round so far and has helped some.
Seasonal allergies: Mean having the problem/symptoms during certain seasons, usually related to different pollen seasons, and can also be present all year round if having a trigger indoors as well, or maybe not allergies at all, just chronic inflammation of the upper airways, . Yes nasal inflammation / allergy can affect your lower airways too causing feeling of chest tightness.Check aaaai. Org for allergists around you ...Read more
Quite a number:
allergy at that time. Changes in the position of sinuses.
cannot say in your particular case without seeing you. ...Read more
I suffer from bad allergies, I have a stuffy nose all day it's worst at night my eyes get so crusty that I can't open them I take eyedrop and medicine?
Allergies: Sounds like you are suffering! I would recommend that you see a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. You can feel better! ...Read more
I have hyperthrophic rhinitus since 2010, so I get stuffy nose ALL the time, preventing me from sleeping long at night. Do I need sleep aids?
Hard to say: When you submit a question, please include enough information for a reasoned response. You do not list the age, other symptoms, prior efforts to help, etc. At this point, your son could be 2 days or 50 yrs and the approach would be different. The public site is not a chat room, so questions are not linked, so each must have enough data to be answered. ...Read more
Good question: Although it is difficult to get rid of a viral infection in 24 hours, the only possible method of eradicating this inflammatory response is a high dose of oral steroids. Such treatment for a very short period of time is virtually without complications. Steroids are the best and quickest acting anti-inflammatory drug we can offer. This is the type of therapy that professional singers rely on. ...Read more
I have had an extremely stuffy nose and nothing seems to really help and I am not sleeping very well at night what should I do?
Need to see Doc: This could be related to nasal septal deviation, enlarged turnbinates, nasal polyps etc. Try saline nasal lavage, and see your doc and may be an ENT to make sure that there is no obstructive pathology. ...Read more
My 33 month old son gets a fever at night for the last 2 days. Could this be from teething? He has no other symptoms except a slightly stuffy nose.
8 month old son has loud stuffy nose at night or when lying on side. Have cats, but no other allergy symptoms. 3rd week now. Happy healthy otherwise.
URI vs. Allergy: Cats represent the most common allergenic domestic animals within households. The cat saliva is the most potent protein component producing allergy symptoms. This child's symptoms may also represent a viral upper respiratory infection. Start with saline nasal sprays, anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. If no improvement soon see an otolaryngologist to evaluate the nasal anatomy, etc. ...Read more
No: His cough and cold can frequently progress to an ear infection which would cause your child to cry a lot especially at night. So I wouldn't let him cry- give him tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin to control pain and schedule a doctor's appointment. However, crying will not make the cold worse. ...Read more
My 1 month old baby has a stuffy nose and wakes up a lot during the night because of it. What can I do to get rid of his stuffy nose?
Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bathroom in the steam from the shower is also helpful. Put the humidifier right next to the baby's crib. Putting it across the room doesn't do much good. ...Read more
What is the best vitamins for a 20 year old to take I can't sleep at night what's so ever and I always wake up with a stuffy nose?
Lousy diet: You have a mild form of dysautonomia. The congestion is because of changes in the control mechanisms in the lower brain that affect the balance of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" the latest post is on child abuse but go to earlier posts that explain dysautonomia and its relationship with high calorie malnutrition. ...Read more
Can enlarged adnoids cause stuffy nose in 3yo. Cough, draining. Choking at night due to drainage.?
Yes: Enlarged adenoids can definitely cause a chronic stuffy nose, along with sleep disturbances and apnea. If she suffers from hay fever as well, this can make the situation worse. I would take a short video of her sleeping with the choking to show her pediatrician. Please have her evaluated as soon as possible...She will feel so much better and well rested once this is addressed and taken care of! ...Read more
My 9 week old baby has had a pretty bad stuffy nose since birth. What can I do to help her breathe better, especially at night?
Had flu 2 1/2 weeks ago. Now stuffy nose clear and yellowish mucus mostly clear and cough with clear thick mucus worse at night when lay down. Allergy?
Allergic Rhinitis: When you are lying down, more blood flows into structures called turbinates consist of spongy tissue that swells up more and block your nasal breathing. Another possibility is your bedroom environment may contain allergens like dust mites that worsens your allergy. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
How come during allergy season I can hardly breathe out of my nose & mouth? I have a stuffy nose mostly at night.
Allergy diffi breath: Allergy due to inhalants during spring, summer and fall season does cause nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing and cough.You have prblem breathing out of nose because your nose is blocked due to congestion, that's what happens when you are not treated. You can try over the counter meds like claritin, zyrtec or Allegra with/out sudafed and if you don't feel better see your md who can rx inhaled steroids. ...Read more
Rhinitis keeping me up at night for stuffy nose, what Rx should be prescribed as I am 23 weeks prego. Please let me now and I will talk with my obgyn if it is right for me.
Stuffy nose pregnant:
The stuffy nose at night is probably due to allergic rhinitis and the the treatment for that is a nasal steroid spray, and you could use FLONASE which is known to be safe in pregnancy. Usd 1 puff each side, at night which is half the usual dose thanks ...Read more
2 year old with stuffy nose, and cough that sounds like a bark? No fever, no wheezing, worse at night. How do I make him feel better?
See Doc re: Croup: When a child has a cough that has a "barking" quality, a doc should check them for an illness called Croup. A pediatrician should see your little guy today. Croup can have serious complications at times even requiring hospitalization. Since your child is young, he probably can't tell you how sick he really is. He should be assessed today and monitored closely. Rx treatment will help him get better ...Read more
I have had a dry throat and stuffy nose for like a week and I don't know what's wrong I open my window in the day and close it at night?
34 weeks pregnant finding it hard to breathe especially at night stuffy nose diahoria and feeling very warm but I have no tempature will I be ok?
Headache back of head when I bend over was on front with my eyes and face but stuffy nose only at night and in the AM. Why do I still have between ear?
Acute Sinusitis: Please get evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more