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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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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
I barely got sick last night. Well just a minor stuffy nose and minor sore throat. What can I do to get rid of it as soon as it came?
Sleep and time.: Those symptoms are classic for a viral infection. The best thing you can do to get over these types of infections is sleep and get lots of rest. Your immune system functions much better when you have slept a good night. Medication such as anabiotic's really don't help with a viral infection. Treat the symptoms with antihistamines or decongestants or maybe a throat lozenge. Beyond that give it time ...Read more
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