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Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only at night?

Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only at night?

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

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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.

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

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Why do you get more stuffy nose at night compared to during the day time?

Why do you get more stuffy nose at night compared to during the day time?

Quite a number: Of possibilites
allergy at that time. Changes in the position of sinuses.
cannot say in your particular case without seeing you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No: You need to consult an ENT doctor to see if you need surgery. Hypertrophy of the nasal structures leads to occlusion of the nasal airway and should be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What can be done for a stuffy nose at night?

Rhinitis: Nasal steroids typically work the best. Otc non sedating antihistamines also work in mild cases very well. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can help with a stuffy nose only at night?

Please tell me what can help with a stuffy nose only at night?

OTC nasal spray: It could be environmental, so you might want to do an inventory of possible allergens in the bedroom. Prevention better then treatment. Topical nasal spray could be helpful but don't overuse it. ...Read more

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How can I help my son with his stuffy nose. He only gets it at night and early mourning.?

How can I help my son with his stuffy nose. He only gets it at night and early mourning.?

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

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How to get rid of stuffy nose by tomorrow night?

How to get rid of stuffy nose by tomorrow night?

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

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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?

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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

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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.

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.

Viral illness possib: It is myth that teething causes infection, it could be quincidence. Your son may be having mild viral infection -having fever and stuffy nose. These symptoms may go away in 2-3 days. Watch for fever or cough, if persisting then see doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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My 15 month old has a cough and stuffy nose, if I let him cry at night would it make it worst?

My 15 month old has a cough and stuffy nose, if I let him cry at night would it make it worst?

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

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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?

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

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Is Sudafed safe for me? It's getting hard to sleep at night due to my permanent stuffy nose...

Is Sudafed safe for me? It's getting hard to sleep at night due to my permanent stuffy nose...

Need history: Cannot recommend any meds since don't know your health history and other medications you might be taking. Also, Sudafed is normally a daytime, non-drowsy type of medication which may hinder your sleep. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can enlarged adnoids cause stuffy nose in 3yo. Cough, draining. Choking at night due to drainage.?

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

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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?

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?

Salt water nose drop: Use salt water nose drops four times a day. Keep a vaporizer on and elevate her mattress so that she is sleeping on an angle. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could be your sinus: sinusitis could be the cause, please visit your doctor, you might need an antibiotic and ptobably other prescription strength medicines ...Read more

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Stuffy nose at night only, and mucus on my throat, not sick though. What does this mean?

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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

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How come during allergy season I can hardly breathe out of my nose & mouth? I have a stuffy nose mostly at night.

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

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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.

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: Hello Daniel569
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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Allergies?: You may have allergies especially if you don't have a fever. Try taking some over the counter allergy medicine. Also look in your environment to see if your symptoms are worse when exposed to certain things. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably OK: As the uterus enlarges it starts pushing against the bottom of your lungs. If you sleep on your back it compresses the blood vessels and intestines as well.
Try sleeping on your side or with the head of the bed elevated. ...Read more

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Can you have constant clear phlegm in throat with a stuffy nose that worsens at night but no sinus related issue?

Can you have constant clear phlegm in throat with a stuffy nose that worsens at night but no sinus related issue?

PND: Or post-nasal drip, most due to an underlying allergy (e.g. Seasonal allergies). Over-the-counter anti-histmaines +/- inhaled corticosteroids prescribed through our doctor can help. Would be nice to have your eyes face, ears, nose and throat looked it for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

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